Shockarellas

Style:

Street

 

Members:

Bailie; 12, Holly; 13, Kyra; 12, Malika; 13, Osaj’ie; 14, Tia (aka T-Unit); 10, Zhane; 11

 

Hometown:

Manchester

 

Ambition:

To work as professional dancers around the world in places like L.A and New York, to appear in music videos, films and TV.

 

Influences:

Willow Smith, Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson, Missy Elliot, Ciara, Chris Brown, Nick Bass, Bashment music, RnB music.

 

The sight of Shockarella with their silver painted faces might shock you, but they gave an out of this world performance at their audition and shook judges Ashley, Kimberly and Adam with their moves.

Wanting to be different from other street dancers who wear “shorts and joggy bottoms”, Shockarellas decided on a silver alien “out of this world” theme for their audition.

The street group’s members are firm friends and all attend the same academy in Manchester. Shockarella came together when they applied to an advert looking for a dance crew to enter the U14 UDO championships. They smashed the competition with first place and went on to represent the UK at the Las Vegas Street Dancing Championships and take part in the UK Hip Hop championships.

With a diverse range of dance styles under their belt, Shockarella are committed to their craft and train up to 13 hours a week with their choreographer Chad Taylor.

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