Rhymes & Reason did a really cool interview about Leida “Lady Sol” Villegas, a street dance professional from Chicago who is recognized globally as a dance manager, choreographer, and youth arts educator.
In the interview she discussed how she began her career, influences (She stated that LL Cool J’s lovey dovey single “I Need Love” sparked her interest in rap) and her impact in the Hip-Hop and dance communities.
Click on the link above to listen to the interview.
Leida “Lady Sol” Villegas
Leida “Lady Sol” Villegas-Garcia is a street dance professional from Chicago who is recognized globally as a dance manager, choreographer, and youth arts educator. Lady Sol’s credits include work on MTV, BET, UPN, NBC, TBS and WGN, alongside super-stars Busta Rhymes, Wyclef Jean, Cedric the Entertainer, Ellen, & Heavy D. Lady Sol’s career highlights include the Management & Creative Direction of Chicago’s now internationally recognized, FootworKINGz. Lady Sol is also co-founding member of Kuumba Lynx, a Chicago based non-profit arts organization that empowers young people through the cultivation of Hip-Hop arts. She actively develops and teaches dance programs in Chicago for Kuumba Lynx, Urban Gateways and After School Matters. “Young people motivate me and I would like the end result of all my efforts to focus on empowering urban youth,” says the passionate Latina.
Rhymes: LL Cool J “I Need Love,” Heavy D & The Boyz…
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