Macy Romero is a dancer, choreographer, and entrepreneur from New Iberia, Louisiana. Ever since her mom put her in dance lessons at 3 years old, she always knew dance would be a part of her life, and she is thankful that this has become her reality. Throughout her teenage years, she dedicated much of her time to perfecting her craft at dance conventions, learning from and assisting some of the most prominent figures in the dance industry. From 2014-2018, she was a Company Assistant at The Streetz Dance Convention. She was a Protégé at the convention formerly known as The Pulse On Tour from 2017-2019. When she was 19 years old, she was a featured artist in the international art showcase, RAW: Natural Born Artists. In 2019, she achieved one of her wildest dreams – winning the title of Elite Protégé. This honor allowed her the opportunity to assist names such as Kevin Frey, Ian Eastwood, Lane Napper, Katy Tate, and more in several cities throughout the US. While she toured as an Elite Protégé, she was completing her degree in Business Management at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Today at 24 years old, she has become a notable figure in the Louisiana dance community, spreading her passion and teaching throughout the state and beyond. When she is not setting choreography, editing music, or teaching classes, she is helping shape the future generation of professional dancers as an Assistant Director and Operations Manager of Distinction Dance Company. Her love for her students and undying enthusiasm for the art of dance has recently inspired her to start her own online business, Move N’ Groove Dance + Athleticwear. Macy continues to grow as an artist, mentor, and business-woman, and she hopes dance will continue to be the guiding light in her career.
Who makes up your art circle?
My art circle is made up of my coworkers who keep pushing me to create differently, inspiring friends who understand the life of an artist (which is sometimes a struggle), and mostly, the kids I teach. They are the reason I continue to do what I do.
How do you expand your art circle?
I’m all about meeting and working with new people and programs. I’ve maintained many genuine relationships with local studios as well as programs outside of Louisiana. I’m a huge believer in supporting everyone, not just the dancers and programs I work with the most. I think that’s how I continue to grow my art circle – by continuously advocating for everyone.
What value do you see in having a creative community?
The world would be so boring without creatives! I believe that creativity shakes up the norm, makes us look at things differently, and inspires us to evolve and to not remain stagnant. Creativity inspires change.
How does your artistic approach contribute to your community?
I really believe that dance (and art in general) is a release. When I’m teaching or dancing, I feel that I am infinite and that I am fulfilling my life’s purpose. It reminds me that life can be beautiful. I think the local community I teach would say that I try to remind people that dance should be fun. It’s so easy to get wrapped up in the competitive and hard-core aspects of dance, but I like to remind dancers about why they chose this art form in the first place.