Holiday Exclusive--Up Close and Personal Bobby Newberry—Award Winning Choreographer Lights Up the Dance Floor with His New Single “Sweat.”
By Shelah Moody
Bobby Newberry is gonna make you sweat in 2014.
“Sweat,” is the new single from award winning choreographer Bobby Newberry, one of the most sensual performers in the music industry. “Sweat,” which dropped Dec.10 is currently available on iTunes. “Sweat” is the first single from Newberry’s EP, which will be released in January.
Newberry studied music formally in Orange County, CA, and also learned the art of the dance by watching the movements of dance icons such as Michael Jackson on video. After making a name for himself choreographing for the likes of Missy Elliot, Eminem and the Pussycat Dolls, Newberry is pursuing his true passion—singing.
You can also catch Newberry in your city as a guest choreographer on the Jump Tour, one of the largest dance conventions in the world. www.jumptour.com.
SM: Tell me about your career as an award winning choreographer.
BN: I moved to Los Angeles when I was 18. I got scholarships to study dance. I’ve been a singer my whole life; and dance happened for me first and I just went with it. I’ve had an amazing career as a choreographer. I was fortunate enough to work with the Pussycat Dolls, Missy Elliot and Eminem. I’ve worked on TV shows like “The X Factor” and “Dancing with the Stars.” Now, I’m making the transfer to music.
Shelah Moody: On that note, tell us about your first single, “Sweat.”
Bobby Newberry: I’m excited about it. It’s a fun, high energy dance track. I see people working out to it and dancing to it in the clubs and vibing to it. It’s one of those songs that make you feel good. For me, it pumps me up and gives me energy.
SM: Tell us about your previous tracks, before “Sweat.”
BN: I had three songs out last year. One was “Dirty Up,” an electric pop song featuring Jesse and the Toy Boys. Jesse actually opened up for Britney Spears on her Femme Fatale tour, and I was her creative director/choreographer. The song was really well received and a lot of dancers loved it. I also did a cover of “Bulletproof” by La Roux; it was a duet with Melody Thorton of the Pussycat Dolls.
SM: How would you describe the Bobby Newberry style of movement?
BN: It’s very unique. I think that it’s a blend of a lot of sharp, hard choreography and smooth and sexy movements.
SM: What’s it like choreographing hip hop artists such as Lil’ Wayne and Eminem?
BN: I worked with Porcelain Black, who was featuring Lil’ Wayne. We did the choreography on the set for a video. (Lil’ Wayne) didn’t do much choreography, I had to do (movements) around him and he kind of just stood there. It was about making him look hot with the girls around him.
SM: From your Facebook page, I can see that you have the perfect body, which you are very proud of. What is the secret to getting those fabulous abs?
BN: When you work really hard to get yourself in shape like that, you want to be able to show it. I work out really hard; I work out with a trainer twice a week. I do soul cycle, which is this hard, high energy cycling class. I also do advanced yoga.
SM: Tell us about the Jump Tour that you are embarking on.
BN: Yes, I’m part of a big convention/dance tour called “Jump,” and it goes to about 30 cities. I’m actually in the car headed to the airport right now. I fly out to different cities with other amazing choreographers like Mia Michaels. We teach classes, do photos and signings.
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On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bobby.newberry