This is VIBE Spotlight: a weekly series that celebrates and shines a light on VIBE Arts’ roster of talented artists. Each Monday, our Instagram and website feature a different VIBE Artist and provide a look into their craft. Stay tuned and get to know the diverse talent that makes up our organization and community with #VIBESpotlight.
On this VIBE Spotlight, we’re shining a light on Chanel Auld, a Step Dance instructor on the VIBE roster. Chanel led the Step Dance week of our Arts in the Park Move & Groove Online Dance program this summer and will be performing in our Move & Groove Grand Finale on August 21. Stay tuned for details!
VIBE: What has been one of your greatest accomplishments to date?
Chanel: My greatest accomplishment is when I started a mentoring/Step Dance program for middle school students. The program was designed to propel students into developing their social and creative skills with the intent of impacting their community. One of the team’s highlights was performing their Step Dance routine at the Raptors 905 half-time!
VIBE: What has been one of your favourite moments while being on the VIBE roster?
Chanel: One of my favourite moments while being with VIBE Arts is seeing children and youth showcase and perform their creative Step Dance routines at various community events. VIBE gives participants the opportunity to learn new skills and enjoy new experiences, which brings me great joy!
VIBE: What are some of your future goals?
Chanel: My future goal is to continue to provide outreach within the community and empower boys and girls through the art of dance.
VIBE: What is one of the greatest lessons you have learned thus far?
Chanel: I learned that your purpose in life is to use your gifts and talents to help other people.
Support Chanel: @chanelpotent
Stay tuned for more VIBE Artists on VIBE Spotlight