You all may remember a little while ago CODE Red was featured as one of The Scoops Sexy's of The Week well now he is back to tell us more about him an his experiences as a dancer.
An artist, dancer, exotic male entertainer.
What was growing up like for you?
Growing up was great I was a very active child. I enjoyed the outdoors, sports, performing arts, dance, and was also very popular among my peers.
Do you think events in your childhood help make you who you are today? Why? Why not?
Yes. I believe all things that happen in early childhood shape you into the person you become as an adult. I do not regret any past experiences, for they all have taught me valuable life lessons.
What would you say was the most challenging thing was growing up? Why?
Being true to myself. Expressing myself as an artist. I've never been one to stay inside the lines, I hate restrictions. People try to conform you into what they believe you should be and I do not do well with that.
What is your coming out story?
My coming out story was quite boring I should say because I was blessed with such a strong support system (family) that loves me no matter what. I even went to my senior prom with the guy I was dating.
What sparked your interest in exotic dancing?
I've always had an interest in dance as a form of art to express myself
What does exotic dancing mean to you?
Well exotic means to stand out among the crowd, usually it is admired for its beauty and strength to be different. I've always been exotic and I love to dance.
What made you make the transition from Socialite to Exotic Dancer?
I feel that with everything you do you should challenge yourself with new beginnings and although as a socialite not many people got to see inside my life or understood who I was outside of the social rim I feel that it was time to once again pursue my dreams no matter what anyone else thought of them.
Who would you say was your biggest inspiration was? Why?
My parents an immediate family are my biggest inspiration and they expire me everyday
What sets you aside from other exotic dancers in Atl?
What sets me aside from other dancers in Atlanta is that I'm not chasing an image, this is who I am & I am showing this to the world.
Do you feel like there is a lot of competition between exotic dancers in ATL?
Not really, Just as long as everyone stays true to who they are everyone can win. No one can beat you at being you. There is enough money to go around
Who would you say your biggest competition is? Why?
I'm my biggest competition, I'm constantly competing with myself to be bigger and better than the last time I left the stage.
What is something that you do in your show to keep the audience engaged?
I try to bring life to whatever song I'm performing too. Its like telling a story and it keeps the audience engaged and wanting more.
What do you do right before you go out?
I often meditate
When you are performing what is going through your mind?
Once I'm in my zone I am able to just let go. That's why I've always been drawn two things that allow me to be free and creative. I use my daily life as inspiration, whatever I'm going through, I let it go on the stage.
Who are some of your favorite people to do shows with? Why?
I have yet to have the chance to share the stage with any other entertainers.
A lot of people don't know but you are also a barber. What made you decide to pursue barbering?
Barbering is a form of art that comes very natural to me. It again allows me to express myself creatively and transform a client into something they only saw in their head; it's also therapeutic.
Do you feel like being a master Barber is an art form?
Of course. Your art (haircuts) is always displayed for others to see and judge.
What has been your favorite city to dance in? Why?
Atlanta, its home and there's no place like home
I see CODERed as a brand, teaching other artists how to express themselves in ways that can productively bring them revenue. Along with scouting new talent for my management team Sneakers & Poles Entertainment (@sneakers_poles) whom made this interview possible.
Do you have any last words for your fans and my viewers?
Be sure to look out for me in a city near you. And if you want a CODERed experience, booking can be submitted at firstname.lastname@example.org and I thank you for your time and look forward to seeing you and each and every fan at the next show. Follow me @CodeRedofAtl and like me on Facebook @CodeRed