At 33 years old and 6 years into pole dance/fitness journey I haven't looked or felt better than I do at this moment in my life. I know you are probably reading this and thinking Pole Dancing? Really? Yes Pole Dancing in all its spins, twists, moves and poses. So how did this journey begin well it started with DANCING?
My name is LUCY "Juic3"McKinney , I've been dancing all my life, since I was little my brother " James" sat me in front of the tv and made me watch and learn the dance moves from videos just so i could go to parties with him. I grew up watching movies like flash dance ,fast forward, breaking. I always watched the videos for the choreographer and i fell in love with Paula Abdul, Fatima Roberson , Darren Just to name a few. I was on one of the popular teen show in the 2000 BETs wild out Wednesday with a dance group called perfect strangers when I was 19 and appeared again for the new year eve special and ending up being "Ray J's" eye candy. I would consider myself a semi trained street dancer due to me having little training with tap ,jazz ,African & ballet at a young age . After having my daughter Makalia at the age of 22 I tried to get back into dance for years but with a new baby new body, and new found responsibilities getting back to what I knew become very difficult so i let life take over. Started going to school for "Cosmetology" 9 months later i became licence, this was my side hustle which become a full time hustle when i couldn't find a job that would fit my hours. Few years later i opend and co-owned a hair salon in Brooklyn NY where we speclized in hair care , weaves , natural hair plus more. As a reward to myself me and my girls wanted to do a get away so we picked Miami.
While on a girls trip to Miami's K.O.D's (King of Diamonds) i discovered "Pole dancing" and promised myself when I got back home I would look it up. It wasn't until months later for my 28th birthday that I bought my first pole and went on "you tube" to try to learn how to pole. This wasn't a great idea, soon after as a birthday gift I received pole lessons. So in January 2013 I took my very first pole class and it change my life. I learned quickly that pole wasn't going to be easy even after proper training but, I was willing to give it my all. In doing so I have changed physically, mentally and spiritually in the last 6 years. Coming back around full circle I've came back to dance stronger then ever back adding into the mix of dancing and using props like a chair to do flips and adding contortion to my skills as well. I'm self taught with all my skills, through pole have performed my skills in ATL pole con 2017 , sold out workshops and appeared Several videos as well as producing my own where i bring my knowledge of hair & makeup and combine it with my love for telling stories visually as i did in my visual "VIXEN"
Empowerment of Woman "Stripping them down of their insecurities" and building confidence while building the Juic3 brand. Choreography for more artist & produce and create content , shows ,videos and directing while adding my flavor onto their style , also my set design ideas as well to produce mind blowing eye catching visual. I'm like one of them gems that are hiding and when you find it ,it's hard not to show it off ! My family would describe me Character with many personalities!!! I use to hate it but I love that i have such a big personality because it helps me stand out
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