DWTS First Black Female Pro Dancer Britt Stewart Talks to Us About Her Career

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DWTS First Black Female Pro Dancer, Britt Stewart Talks to Us About Her Career returning to the Disney Family and working with Olympian Johnny Weir.

 

Britt Stewart and Johnny Weir from DWTS.

Dancing With The Stars (DWTS) first every African-American professional dancer, Britt Stewart has had an amazing career in her young life. Before the age of 30, she had already with toured and performed alongside world-renowned recording artists such as Rihanna, Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas, Florence + The Machine, Selena Gomez, and Janet Jackson. She was also one of Katy Perry’s core dancers for 3 years where she performed with her in various performances around the world, including the Super Bowl and her Prismatic World Tour.

She also starred in the High School Musical trilogy on Disney Channel and is now back with the Disney Family on the ABC network every Monday nights at 8 p.m. teaming with Figure Skating Winter Olympic Champion, Johnny Weir as they shoot for a chance to win the coveted Mirror Ball.

I openly admit that I had not idea that Britt was the first African-American professional ballroom dancer on DWTS and we discuss the significance of what that means to her and the example that it will set for other African-American girls who aspire to break stereotypes in following their career path.

We also discuss the needing to change of buzz words like, “urban” and other phrases that have become problematic over the years for being euphemisms to express Black culture or identity.

Stewart would be thrilled to win the Mirror Ball not only as the first Black woman on DWTS but also during her first season as a regular member only added to her list of credentials and beyond impressive resume.

To follow Britt Stewart head on over to Twitter @BrittBStewart and follow her on Instagram @brittbenae. Follow Dancing With The Stars on Twitter @DancingABC and Johnny Weir on Twitter @JohnnyGWeir.

Dancing With The Stars airs Monday Nights on ABC at 8 p.m. ET/PT

 

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