Feature Friday: Akira Armstrong of Pretty Big Movement
Today's Feature Friday is Akira Armstrong the founder of Pretty BIg Movement! Akira is the headline speaker at the upcoming Realize Your Beauty day that will be held at BALANCE on April 29th!
Akira is an incredibly talented dancer and performer who formed Pretty Big Movement in response to the bias faced by plus-sized dancers like herself. After being in not one but two Beyonce music videos, Akira still had a hard time finding an agent to represent her due to her size. On a mission to change that narrative and empower other plus-size dancers, she started Pretty Big. Akira's personal accomplishments outside of this successful company include being an instructor at various dance and art schools including the Leaps and Bounds Dance School in Brooklyn, the Harlem School of the Arts and Alvin Ailey.
The Pretty Big Movement company performs, conducts workshops, and travels across the US providing empowerment tools for women and the community who need to be inspired, elevated, and encouraged to recognize their inner and outer beauty! Today, Pretty Big is the 1st Plus Size international dance company. The company was even contacted by Lane Bryant and was later featured in their #ThisBody campaign in 2017.
Akira's main goal through all of her amazing work is to empower and encourage everyone she meets to reach their full potential and to remind others that size has no barrier.
BALANCE hopes you will join us in celebrating international Realize Your Day 2018 with this unique event for kids, teens, and families that will feature guest speakers from the body positive movement, live music, crafts, and other activities that celebrate personal empowerment for kids and young adults!
We are truly looking forward to hearing Akira's words of wisdom at Realize Your Beauty Day! If you want to learn more about the event, check out the Eventbrite page here.
Learn more about Akira & Pretty BIg Movement here