1- First of all, Who is Simona?
As I liked to call myself. I’m a self-made boss babe ??? Started from nothing, but I still have a long way ahead. Big dreams, big plans and lots of love for what I do! I own dance prestige studio in Bucharest, I’m the co-founder of outlet52, IDMD and I have a new brand coming soon, called Kalimah. Dancing for 13 years now and I choreographed for celebrities such as J balvin, kat deluna, nyanda, etc…
2- What are your focus areas and why?
it will sound a little bit selfish at first, but.. my main focus is myself. If i’m not in a good place i can’t help anyone. I’m trying to expand my potential and my vision so i can achieve great things and help people, dancers, brands when needed. My own energy factory is the kids crew. I love to train and work with new, raw talents and shape the new generation.
3- What do you expect of yourself?
Balance. Sounds cheesy but i think that happiness comes from balance and you can truly have it all, if you focus on being real. spirituality has a lot to play in this, so lots of work and focus goes there too.
4- When it comes to your work and performances, What is the difference you aim to make?
I always say that dance can create magic. we hold such an enormous power just by being able to connect with music and share our feelings through art and movement. I hope we can bring that link, idea closer to people.
5- What the “Urban Dancer” means to you?
6- If you could go back and tell yourself one thing before beginning your career what would it be? And what would you change?
Patience and Breath. Learn to meditate. Learn to ask for help!
7- According to you, what is your biggest achievement?
Finding pieces of myself. Creating myself as i am and touching people with what i am doing. Being able to create.
8- From your experience, what advice would you give to young entrepreneurs just starting out?
Never stop learning. Listen. Be open-minded. Be kind. Be patient. Explore different cultures and travel as often as you can. Stay connected and social. Always give back. Once you reach the top, send back the elevator!
9- And what are you most excited about at the moment?
Life in general. Waiting to see what waits for me ar the corner ? Can’t wait to start travelling again and dance with strangers lol.
10- Any final thoughts?
Wherever you are, whatever you do, remember there is a girl from a 3rd world country, that thought she could never do anything of what she’s doing now! Believe in yourself and find people that believe in you!