“I remember going in and I was in the back, it was this huge cattle call, and I was like, ‘Why am I even here? This will never happen’”. In 2004, Tricia Miranda went to audition for a place in Beyonce’s dance crew for her first solo tour, the Ladies First tour. There was around 1.000 candidates for only one needed-dancer. And she got it. She did it. And that was the beginning of a huge career.
Tricia Miranda is nowadays one of most renowned faces of dance industry and Hip Hop world. Tricia Miranda established a unique and innovative form of dance expression. She began dancing with artists such as Britney Spears, Beyonce, Black Eyed Peas, Fergie, Jennifer Hudson, Ne-Yo, JLo, Usher, Jay-Z, Destiny’s Child, Jamie Foxx, Prince, Snoop Dogg, Flo Rida, Lebron James, Kate Perry, Demi Lovato or Tom Cruise, to name a few.
“I started when I was 4,and I started competing when I was 5”. Tricia has been dancing almost this entire life, literally. Born in Arizona, Ms. Miranda started ballet and tap at age 4. By 19, she was teaching hip-hop classes. She moved to Los Angeles in 2001 to be closer to the action, and she made ends meet as a waitress and as a dance instructor at Gold’s Gym.
“So I would say my first memory, and it’s going to sound really weird and random, but I was a toy soldier in The Nutcracker when I was 8 years old, and I just have a lot of memories of The Nutcracker in general because I started as a ballet dancer and then evolved”, she explained in an Interview for Hello Giggles.
The Youtube explosion
When he decided to dedicate full time to choreography, Youtube came up as her main weapon. So in 2014, she hired a videographer, renowned Tim Milgram, to tape her dance studio in the North Hollywood neighborhood of Los Angeles. She began to upload most of her masterclasses and choreos, and it hit the net.
The first video, to Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda”, was uploaded to YouTube and has gotten more than 27 million views. Another video, set to Rihanna’s “Bitch Better Have My Money”, has been viewed over 60 million times. Tricia Miranda’s Youtube channel has reached over 1.6 million subscribers.
Beside social media influence, these days Tricia’s still working with top artists and teaching sold-out classes, and she’s also passionate about empowering women and bringing dance to a bigger audience.