Hip-Hop Dancing Sensation: Jayy Hancock
My name is Jason Hancock, aka Jayy.
2. Where you based?
I am from Castaic California.
I am a professional dancer specializing in hip-hop. I also like to model and act.
4. Tell us about yourself.
I have been dancing since I was 11 years old and was professionally signed to an agency at 12 years old. I have worked with some of the most top artists around the world including Chris Brown, French Montana, Swae Lee, Sage The Gemini, Jay Rock, and Tyga just to name a few. I have also danced in numerous shows like Disney’s ravens home and Zombies vs Poms and was also featured in a national NFL commercial that is airing now. But before I was in the dance industry I started off as a football player and played for four years until I found my real passion which was dance. I am also the grandson of the legendary Barry White who plays a huge influence in my career.
5. Who are some of your favorite dancers?
One of my favorite dancers is Bdash and Konkrete who are also like my bigger brothers. They push and inspire me to be the best version of myself and push me past my limits. Not only are they amazing role model‘s but also amazing people out of dance.
6. Who have you collaborated with?
In the past I have collaborated with a lot of other talented individuals/choreographers. My favorite collab’s would have to be with my mentors Willdabeast Adams, Bdash and Konkrete, and Mia Mugs.
7. What are you working on now?
Right now I am working on building connections with major artist and influential people. I will also be attending rolling loud Miami 2019 in May.
8. At what age did you begin dancing? Where did you learn to dance?
I started dancing when I was 11 years old. My first dance class I ever took was from Tawnya McCoy from L.Y.T.E Dance Studio. I trained and worked under Tawnya who was my first mentor that help lift my career.
9. What inspired you to dance?
My sister Brittany Glodean was the person who inspired me to start dancing. When I was playing football my mother Bridgett Hancock always took me to Brittany‘s classes and I used to tell my mom that I could do exactly what Brittany is doing. My mom took me to my first class and ever since then I quit football and stuck to dancing.
10. How would you describe your dance style? What music do you typically accompany it with?
I would say my dance style is very different. I love to dance with a lot of energy but also groovy. I typically dance to hip-hop music but I also love to dance to more subtle types of music.
11. What are your next steps? How are you growing your platform? Dance? Fashion? Modeling?
In the future I plan to focus a lot more on modeling and fashion. I want to open up a clothing line that is very unique in its own way. I also want to experiment more with music and get in touch more with my families background and to continue the legacy that my grandfather started.
12. What is your motto in life?
My motto in life is to grind now, shine later.
13. Website and Instagram info?
14. More Social Media Info?
YouTube - https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCdwdmuqrrdBmEXhH3TraTyQ
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Interview by Alison Hernon, Editor-In-Chief, PhotoBook Magazine.