Dancer Miss Ksyn Chats Working in Entertainment, Touring with Beyonce, & Career Highlights
MN:What’s your take on the way woman are hyper-sexualized within the entertainment industry? Do you think that as a dancer you play into that?
KC: This is me naturally. If I really don’t want to do something then I won’t do it. I never looked at it as they are trying to exploit me to do this because I do it on my own. If I go to a video set, I only bring clothes that I want to wear and am comfortable wearing.
I feel like [hyper-sexualization] is part of our society. I don’t think that it’s right but it’s all depends on your point of view. There are a lot of people who aren’t comfortable with sexuality and it being so blatantly put in your face. It seems like it’s an American thing. Overseas, it’s totally opposite. [Sexuality] is in your face all the time and nobody really cares about it as much.
MN: What are some upcoming projects that you’re working on?
KC: I just started a new venture with two other girls from the Mrs. Carter World Tour, Dnay and Amandy. We started teaching dance workshops in NY. We think that we have something to offer and want to inspire, teach and share our experiences with dancers who are trying to pursue a career in the industry. We plan to do them in NY, all over the US and hopefully overseas.
Personally, I’ve been working on my website and doing beauty tutorials. That’s my new thing. I talk about makeup, hair, nails, and review products. I do it to continue personal branding, evolve myself as an artist and do stuff that I love to do. I have some [fun] beauty projects coming up.
MN: What can we expect for the upcoming On the Run tour?
KC: You have to wait and see! It’s a surprise. People will probably find out within the next few weeks. Be patient.
What are the three items that you can’t live without?
My lashes, my lipsticks (my hot pinks, nudes, oranges—my funky colors), and my perfume (Dolce & Gabanna No. 6).