We had the good fortune of connecting with Nadia Imani and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Nadia, what role has risk played in your life or career?
I like to think of risk as taking that step to get on the other side of your fears . July 31,2022 I took the risk of moving my whole life from Virginia to California . I didn’t have a job line up , or an apartment. I had my Airbnb and 2 suitcases and a dream . So many people were telling me how expensive it was , how hard it was going to be , but only I could see the vision I had for.

My life and you can’t allow other peoples fears to project onto you . What looked like the biggest risk at that moment turned out to be the biggest blessing and the best thing I could’ve ever done for my life and my career . I was tired of being comfortable, I had the perfect job , my own apartment, but I wasn’t happy , I wanted more and I knew I could achieve more if I just went for it so I did . I’ve grown so much since my big move , through the ups and downs i wouldn’t trade this experience for the world .

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Since the age of 4 dance has been a major part in my life . I’ve trained in ballet , tap , modern , jazz , pointe, hip-hop and more . I’ve always looked at dance as my escape . In middle school I was bullied and I remember I would look forward to going to dance after school because I felt at peace when I danced , I felt the most beautiful and that feeling stuck with me in my daily life and it began to bring back my confidence. I’ve learned so much about myself through dance and life lessons as far as discipline and always pushing forward .

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Catch LA , Santa Monica Beach , Nobu , Cara Hotel , Hot N Juicy Crawfish , Malibu Farmers Market

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My mom , my grandma, the Oprah Winfrey super soul podcast

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Image Credit:
Dominique Niqko Murchison , Instagram: Niqko

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