ASU alumni launches new dance company

Perfectly Imperfect Dance Company was founded in the spring of 2012 by Arizona State University School of Dance alumni and artistic director, Latefia Bradley.

“The Perfectly Imperfect Dance Company was developed to educate and inspire, in and outside of their community,” said company founder Bradley. “By using each dancers personal experiences and artistry to provoke and encourage positive change within our society.”

Ten dancers were chosen to join the company after an extensive audition in April.

Perfectly Imperfect company members in a performance in Phoenix in April 2012. Image provided by Latefia Bradley.

Perfectly Imperfect pushes its members to not only commit themselves physically but also emotionally and spiritually, in hopes to provide support and understanding for those in need, Bradley said.

The company is currently rehearsing for a show in February and plans to perform the production in both Phoenix and Tucson.

The show will combine elements of spoken word poetry and dance to transport the audience through time with choreography specific to each decade in America’s history.

“I want the show to be a narration of one’s journey through life, with a live spoken word narrator,” said Bradley.

Although the dancers have been rehearsing since August, fundraising and deadlines are two of the biggest challenges the company has faced.

“My best piece of advice to achieve your dreams is to be a go-getter,” said Bradley. “Always go for what you want and do it with integrity.”

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