Danielle Peazer may be the ex of a One Direction superstar AND now a social media Queen, but you may not know that she’s actually a professional dancer.
Want to know her career secrets? Of course you do! We’re just so good to you aren’t we…
1. Hi Danielle, it’s lovely to see you again!
You have such a whirlwind career going on right now, but you’re actually first and foremost a professional dancer. How did you become a dancer and did you always know that this was the right career for you?
I started dancing when I was 2-years-old. My older sister went to dance classes and my mum thought it would be good for me to go. It was the hobby that kind of stuck with me and by the time I was 7 I knew that I wanted to pursue it as a career. When I was 16 I studied at a full time ballet school the English National Ballet School and I’ve gone from there.
2. What’s been the biggest ‘pinch me’ moment of your career so far?
I would say meeting Justin Timberlake and performing with him because I was always such a massive fan of NSync growing up. I have been lucky though to have quite a few ‘pinch me’ moments dancing for some amazing artists.
3. You’re a very inspirational woman! What would your career advice be to aspiring dancers?
You have to be dedicated and focused. For me it meant missing out on friend’s parties and stuff during school but I knew that was what I wanted to do.
4. Tell us about your new fragrance collection launch. How did that come about and how much input did you have? Do you like being creative?
The initial meetings for the Young & Gifted range were back in September 2014 and although it was originally only going to be perhaps one or two products, when we came up with the Peace, Love, Happiness concept, it grew into a larger range. It was important for me to have lots of input in order for me to be really proud of these products and I am quite a creative person anyway so that came very naturally.
5. What are your plans for the coming year?
We’re excited to see what’s next for you!
It is going to be interesting to see how this range does and I’ll hopefully expand it at some point. I am also an Ambassador for Reebok which is a really exciting brand for me to work with and will involve a number of different projects this year. Stay tuned!
Follow Danielle on Twitter – @DaniellePeazer
The Peace, Love and Happiness Range from Young and Gifted is available now in store and online with The Fragrance Shop.