Name: Cameron Boyd
Role at MDCP: Instructor and Dancer
What do you go by during class:
When did you start dancing?
I started dancing as soon as I could walk—watching people like Michael Jackson, Fred Astaire, and foundational hip hop movers. I began formally training at seven.
What do you love most about dance?
I love dance because I live for art and music. What I love most is that being a physical instrument creates the closest bond to music that is humanly achievable.
When did you start teaching at Millennium and how is it different from other studios?
I began my studentship at Millennium as a work study in 2014 and as I progressed and excelled in my ability and learning I was given the opportunity to teach formally and became a faculty member in 2017. Millennium is set apart from other studios in its commitment to providing dancers of all walks and experience levels a place to train and/or have fun.
What are your classes like?
I believe knowledge is not about what you acquire, but about what you maintain. My class environment is about providing movers with a lasting experience in learning and developing their skill. Whether it be a class dedicated to detail and musicality/choreography, freestyle, or drills in foundation…if you leave my class with knowledge (and sweaty), I’ve done my job.
Describe the craziest dance experience you’ve had – other instructors you’ve met or people you’ve performed with?
Definitely at the video shoot in LA for The Company, having to tick and glide across the nearly vertical downward slope of the LA River a few years back. Definitely one for the books! I’ve had the pleasure of working with and learning from a great deal of instructors and artists in the industry. I love meeting new artists.
If you could give one piece of advice to anyone thinking about taking a class at Millennium, what would it be?
One piece of advice I could offer is to come prepared to grow and learn. Never fear taking that first class.