Dancer, Model & Viral Video Star Larsen Thompson the one to Watch
Photographer: Irvin Rivera: @graphicsmetropolis
Makeup: Allison Noelle: @allisonnoellemakeup
Hair: Matilde Campos: @tildebymatilde
Styling: Brandon Nicholas: @brandon.fshnstylist
and Art Hunter: @arthunter.stylist
Interview by @rhonda_mcknight @ouchmagazineny
1. How did you know you had talent as a dancer? How young were you?
I started dancing at the age of three but didn't really take it seriously until I was nine. I was fortunate to have amazing trainers that pushed me and saw that I had high potential in working in the dance industry.
2. What is your favorite dance move? Do you like teaching others to dance?
I love to do moves that show off my flexibility like a death drop, suicides, and extending over backward bending my back to the ground:-). Teaching others to dance is a blast and watching them dance to my choreography feels amazing:-).
3. What movie new or older inspirited you?
I love the movie High Strung that is just being released in theaters. It has incredible choreography, dancing, and acting. Plus, it features Dave Scott, Ian Eastwood, and many others who I look up to in the industry.
4. Who is your favorite dancer?
Brian Friedman is my mentor and has inspired me to be the best me in my craft. He is an amazing dancer, choreographer, and a huge role model!
5. Do you have a favorite type of music to dance to? Which artist do you love right now?
I love to dance to all types of music, hip-hop music is probably my favorite though. Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber are everything.
6. What projects do you have set up for this year?
I just shot a dance television pilot that will air later this month that I'm super excited about. I would love to do some modeling work in Europe this year and continue to work for amazing brands/companies.
7. What do you think about Hollywood fame?
I don't think much about it really. I love to be inspired by others and hope to have a long career doing what I love to do!
8. What would you call your style?
Edgy, trendy, and fashionable.
9. Any Hollywood crushes? If so why?
Justin Bieber is it, amazing entertainer too!
10.Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
I will be living my dreams traveling the world modeling and experiencing new cultures. Continue to work in television and dance for sure. Lastly, start a company tied to fashion to express me!