Meet 28-year-old dentist and dancer Sneha as she talks about her love for fashion, dance, dentistry and colors.
Q. Is dancing a profession or a hobby?
Sneha: It is my profession. But the learning never ends.
Q. How do you juggle both?
Sneha: It juggles me 😛. But I am game. Dancing not only makes my soul happy but also balances the seriousness of dentistry. One lets me be a humanitarian and the other allows me to be more human.
Q. You mentioned that people judge you for your looks and tattoos at your job as a dentist?
Sneha: Every profession has its cliches. People do comment and judge my capabilities as a dentist because of my fashion choices. It is the talent and hard work that should matter, not my braids and tattoos.
Q. Who is your fashion inspiration
Sneha: Anyone, famous or not, as long as they make a personal statement with their fashion.
Q. How important is fashion to you and for your career path?
Sneha: For me, it is important to build a character and not just only a wardrobe. Every successful artist has a style that is recognizable to others and personal to them.
Q. A quote you live by?
Sneha: Hakuna Matata.
Q. Define your personal style
Sneha: Urban, Caribbean and a lot of colors.
Q. Tell us about your dance genre. Does the mix of culture in dance inspire you?
Sneha: I found my rhythm in #dancehall and #afrobeat. Dance becomes explosive when you sprinkle culture to it.
Q. What is your advice to girls who want to take up dancing as a career? Should they have a plan B?
Sneha: Dance has so much opportunity. Every year we have new genres, new opportunities, and new platforms. Train hard and be focused to ensure you don’t need a plan B.