We had the good fortune of connecting with Ayden Nguyen and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Ayden, what do you attribute your success to?
I feel the most important factor to my success has been originality – staying true to myself, creating content that is organic, and just being genuine and sincere. Being in this industry, we are often told what to do, how to dress, how to dance and how to gain attention of the masses. But I have always stuck to what feels right, what aligns with my personal style and avoiding any fads and trends, so that we don’t get lost in the process.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I think what sets me apart in the industry, is my individuality. I am less focused on what other people are doing and try to stay on my own path. It keeps me aligned with my own personal goals and building a style, image and brand that is unique.
Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
My absolute favorite place to go to in LA is Disneyland, you can never have a bad time at Disneyland. I also love all of the outdoor food festivals because you get to try new things – @626nightmarket, @veganstreefair, etc. I like to shop at The Grove or Glendale Galleria.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
There are so many people that have contributed to my success and my growth. But one in particular that I would like to recognize is the African American dance community. Of all the years I have danced and the places I have been to and different people I have trained with, the Black Community has always welcomed me with so much love and acceptance and given me so much inspiration, guidance and support. I would not be the dancer I am today without the influence of Black culture, music and community.