South Florida native and pop sensation Tori-Lynn has already established herself as a force to be reckoned with at such a young age. She’s a triple threat who’s been performing for as long as she can remember; she began dancing at the age of three which eventually lead to working with some of choreography’s biggest names. Not wanting to rest solely on her dancing accomplishments, Tori-Lynn dropped an EP in 2015, Young & Free, and she sets out to leave a lasting mark.
This rising star set to be the next great export out of the Sunshine State recently sat down for an interview. Check it out below!
What sparked your interest in the arts?
Starting off as a dancer really sparked my passion for music.
What did you learn working with renowned choreographers such as Mia Michaels, Cris Judd and Laurieann Gibson?
The experience of working with such amazing choreographers, such as those mentioned, was truly a humbling experience, and I’m so thankful I had the opportunity to do so. It strengthened me to become the best dancer/artist I could be by putting in the hard work; it also taught me never to give up on myself, or my dreams.
What have been the biggest challenges you have faced in pursuing a singing career?
Well, first I want to say this takes a lot of hard work and dedication. It doesn’t happen overnight. I would have to say my biggest challenge was learning when someone says “No,” that doesn’t mean the next person will, and most importantly, you can’t please everybody.
How were you able to overcome those obstacles?
I have an amazing support system in place. My family is there every step of the way. I’ve learned a great deal from them.
What have been the events that have had the largest impact on your writing and music?
Life experiences are always the #1 thing that inspires me to write music. There isn’t just one certain event that I would say has impacted me the most. It’s the ups and downs life throws at me every day that inspire me.
Your brother, Glenn, plays a key role in your life as he is one of your biggest influences, why does he play such a pivotal role?
My brother Glenn has a rare genetic disease called Cystinosis. You can find out everything you need to know by going to www.cystinosis.org. Seeing how strong he is empowers me. He is the reason charitable causes play such a large part in my life.
Do you have any plans in regards to acting endeavors?
I would love to act sometime down the road & be in a movie!! That would be really awesome!!!