Creatography Spotlight: Amymarie Gaertner, Self-taught Dancer

BreakingModern — With over three million followers, Amymarie Gaertner is all anyone can talk about on Vine, YouTube and just about any social media outlet. She’s a self-taught dancer who learned her technique from watching YouTube videos, movies and other people’s performances. And, while her success took off recently just by dancing in her parents’ basement, dance has been her passion from a very young age.

We caught up with Gaertner to hear about her passion for dance, what her role has been like in Creatography with HTC and what she’s working on now. Check out what Amymarie Gaertner (AG) has to say in the Q&A below.

Amymarie Gaertner

BreakingModern: If you had a tagline, what would it be?

Amymarie Gaertner: I’d say my tagline would probably be: “Life is too short, stretch a mile every second of it.”

BMod: When did you realize you were passionate about dancing?

AG: When I was real little I had such a huge interest in music, and I grew up in such a musical house that it was kind of hard not to be dancing around. And I really stuck to that more than anything else. Ever since I was a little kid that’s what I loved to do.

BMod: What inspired you to record yourself?

AG: Actually, when I was little, I used to walk around with a camera on my shoulder, like all the time, videoing anything. When Vine came out that’s what I’ve obviously been doing and I just posted a video to show my friends because that’s what they know I love to do. And I got lucky with [it] on video and it took off. And, ever since, here I am.

Amymarie Gaertner

BMod: What are you working on now? Would you like to share it with BreakingModern?

AG: No particular project, but for the near future, I’m hoping to make 2015 bigger and better than 2014, whatever that may be.

BMod: What attracted you to street dancing?

AG: I really found street dancing [to be] so unique … [I]t wasn’t in the spotlight as much as other dancing styles were, I guess. [There] wasn’t a big female presence in it either and I thought that was kind of interesting, but whenever I’d see it in movies or music videos, I just really liked the style.

Video: Creatography | Amymarie Gaertner: Modern Day Dancing Queen

BMod: Are there any other types of dances you’re fascinated by?

AG: Oh gosh, all of them! I couldn’t even pick one. I think cultural styles are really interesting to incorporate and different styles from all over the place just to put in street dancing and infuse the two together. I’m fascinated by ballet, that’s probably the only one I can’t seem to master. The fact [is] that I would love to do that, too.

BMod: If there’s one message you can share with your audience, what would it be?

AG: I guess to follow your gut on what you love to do and stick with it no matter how many obstacles are in your way, if that’s what you love to do. Just go for it because that’s what happened with me. And, I think everyone’s capable of reaching their dream no matter how crazy they are.

For BMod, I’m Alicia Chinatomby.

Image credits: Amymarie Gaertner

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Alicia Chinatomby

Author: Alicia Chinatomby

Based in New York City, Alicia Chinatomby covers trends and personalities for BreakingModern. Follow her at @AliciaC_7 on Twitter.

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