114: Luam – How To Transition From Corporate Life to Working Artist

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Today I’m talking to celebrity choreographer and creative director Luam. She works on events, concerts, music videos, galas, and more with celebrities like Beyoncé, Britney Spears, Janelle Monae, and Kelly Rowland. The list goes on and on.

I love Luam’s story of transitioning from a life in corporate America to a full time dance career and artist’s way of life, and then taking it even further with her passion and creativity. Listen in as we talk about her creative process and how she used all of her resources and skills to sustain her while she practiced her craft.

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Some things we learn in this podcast:

  • What is creative direction [3:50]
  • How she got interested in dance, choreography, and creative direction [7:05]
  • How to transition from corporate America to a working artist [15:15]
  • The downfalls of comparing yourself [21:05]
  • Why you have to be fearless [23:45]
  • How to switch mental states [25:25]
  • How Luam’s work evolved from dance to choreography [27:05]
  • The importance of being visible and present in the industry [30:05]
  • Why you have to maintain a sense of wonder [37:05]
  • How Luam helps celebrities feel comfortable and confident [40:25]
  • The challenge of being a female in a male driven industry [42:05]
  • The transition from choreography to creative direction [43:35]
  • What is Luam’s creative process [46:15]
  • Where Luam gets her inspiration [49:50]
  • The importance of defining your values [55:25]

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