January 9, 2013
Updated Jan 9, 2013 at 12:51 PM PDT
Our next guest has something to celebrate as well, because when she was a little girl she was told she couldn't dance in her church, so she danced in her room when no one was watching. Now, the nation will be watching, as this Arkansas native and now Fresno dance teacher will be dancing during the biggest game in the NBA season. Katrina steward is professional dancer, also known as Miss K.
She was born and raised in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She was raised in church and all her family can sing, compose, or play an instrument. For some reason, she wanted to dance. However, her mother could never afford it. She would dance in her room and mimic music videos. All she knew was that when the Gospel music played, she wanted to move to it. Her mother would get ridiculed by Deacons when she would go into the pulpit while her Grandfather was preaching and singing and she would dance wildly next to him, from the time she was 3, she was even called a heathen child for dancing in church. The movement never left her, when she turned 14 she wanted to start a dance team in church. She took her inner feelings, movies, videos, she would watch and the movement of her adult church members and created her own style. She then started classes full time and auditioned for choreographer her first year, she made it and then received Choreographer of the Year. From that point, she knew she was supposed to dance. She has been in 4 GCP productions, choreographer for Fresno State's Theater Department, and then she opened her own studio. She opened her own studio, because she was teaching hip hop at a studio that was out casting her and other African American students. One of her teams at that studio made it to nationals in Las Vegas, and the studio she worked for would not even let her travel with her team. She could not stand themis treatment, so she left and started the Bungalow. In the Bungalow first season, they made it to Nationals, the same competition she was rejected from, they won a National Title.