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

Hi Trevon, what’s the most important lesson your business/career has taught you?
The most important thing I’ve learned over the years in my career is that you have to be willing to invest in yourself no matter what. No one will ever fully see your vision(s), so you have to be willing to sacrifice everything to make your dreams/visions a reality.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
The art of dance has always been a part of my life. When I look back on pieces that I have choreographed, I see various elements incorporated into them. This fusion is usually unintended,  but it just comes out that way because of being trained in all styles. Regarding what I am most proud of, I would have to say it would be my determination. I typically write my goals and specific aspirations. Then after a few years, I refer back to my list, and I’m inspired when I see the majority of things I have accomplished. It’s funny, I randomly tweeted something about Katy Perry’s music months before she had announced anything about returning to the stage. Who would have thought a year later that I would be living my dream of performing with her at this Las Vegas residency.
Yes, of course, there have been challenges along the way. Nothing in life comes easy or without hard work. I have sacrificed many things to be where I am. It was important never to be distracted from the end goal or discouraged when things didn’t go as I desired. This industry is full of “No’s”, but you can take them personally. There could have been things happening in the scenes you are unaware of that led to the “No.” One thing that I have proven itself for sure in my life is that what is intended for you, will be for you & no element can stop God’s plan. And when things don’t happen, it just means that one wasn’t for you. Often, I’m thankful because that has not allowed me to dodge a foreseen problem. Things always work out for good.
Ultimately, it is essential always to remain positive. I am meticulous about the energy I allow to enter my personal space. Keeping a positive mindset keeps you focused, will enable you to be supportive in the dance community,  and allows you to continue to grow as a professional in this industry.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I would start with brunch at this fantastic spot in Hollywood called Mama Shelter. Then I’ll take them shopping at some of my favorite stores on Melrose. From there, we will head to Lucky Strike, where we can have some appetizers, drinks, and bowl. Afterward, we will go get cleaned up and head to dinner at this nice casual spot called Taco Tu Madre. Once we finish dinner, we will walk around West Hollywood and enjoy the night with good music and drinks.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Arriving at this point in my life has been an evolution, and the credit would have to go to many individuals. It honestly took a village. First and foremost, I would not be where I am without God’s glory and my family’s support.  As far as my training goes,  I’d have to start with Houston Ballet’s Lauren Anderson (of no relation) for seeing my potential at 4 yrs old. The training at Houston Ballet established my foundation in dance and introduced me to the thrill of performing in front of thousands. Then hip hop came into my life later through Soundbox Studios. I would not be the dancer I am today without their teachers & directors, especially Aaron Medina. He taught me how to be a leader and a teacher. I have to also give flowers to Sheila Milner at Dancezone & my teachers at HSPVA, like Courtney Jones. Lastly, I was also a “convention kid” and spent many weekends traveling to train with industry choreographers. I am so grateful for this because it has created mentorships and built lifelong relationships. I am always a student and truly believe continuous training from them will keep my evolution going.

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Image Credits
Image credits: Wes Klain Photography

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