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Life & Work with Mikaila Murphy

Today we’d like to introduce you to Mikaila Murphy.  

Hi Mikaila, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
I started dancing when I was 3 years old all because of my grandpa!! When I was 2, he used to babysit me because both of my parents worked so we would watch Shirley temple together! We used to tap around my family room together and this encouraged him to push my mom into putting me into dance class! I started taking tap classes at 3 years old and the rest was history! I continued dancing my whole life and allowed that to carry me into college where I was pursuing a degree in the arts as a dance major! Once COVID hit I started really blowing up on social media so I took a risk, dropped out it if school, and moved to LA to pursue my dreams:) it was the best choice of my life because now I’m really living my dream life doing what I love! 

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
There’s always going to be struggles! Growing up I was never the most talented in the room, however, I can confidently say I was always the hardest worker. I was always in the back of dances, I never got to have top-notch training because they always spent all their time working with the “best” but that pushed me to work so very hard. Taking risks and moving was scary. I’ve failed so many times. SO MANY. I never had money which makes things so much harder, but no matter what I kept pushing, 

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
I am a social media influencer/dancer/singing artist/model. I specialize in content creation, choreography, and visuals. 

I’m most known for TikTok dancing with my grandpa, for twerking, for dancing, and for my silly skits, 

I’m most proud of just recently buying a house. That’s been my dream goal ever since I was a kid! 

What sets me apart from others is that no matter what life throws at me, I always stay humble, kind, and work hard. 

Do you have any advice for those looking to network or find a mentor?
My advice is to trust your gut, not people. If you have a bad feeling you’re probably right. Especially in the industry! No one should use their power above you, create boundaries and stick to them. Also…. Good people are busy. If they’re too available… run. 

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Lee Gumbs
Cristian Diaz
Aaron cross Monseé

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