PRETTY BIG MOVEMENT, DESTROYING STEREOTYPES, DANCING AND PLUS-SIZE LEGGINGS
Plus-size leggings is now commodity for the full figured woman and Pretty Big Movement, full figured dance company knows how to rock wearing them. We wanted to feature this amazing dance company and how they inspire women in all sizes and how size doesn’t matter in dancing.
Pretty BIG Movement LLC based in New York, NY is a full figured dance company specializing in various dance genres such as Hip-Hop, Jazz, African, Modern and so much more. Founder/ CEO Akira Armstrong realized there wasn’t a platform for women with voluptuous curves in mainstream media so Ms. Armstrong sought out to create the platform today known as Pretty BIG Movement.
Due to the bias faced by plus-size dancers, Akira formed Pretty Big Movement in 2009. Today, Pretty Big is the first plus-size International dance company.
While auditioning for Full-Figured Fashion Week, Akira found that she was surrounded by confident, plus size women who were beautiful, curvaceous, and shared the same passion in dance. She seized that moment and started Pretty BIG Movement. By 2015 the voluptuous dance troupe performed in Ladies Of Hip Hop, Carnival (choreographers Ball), Ms. Full Figured USA pageant & Press Release, The 3rd Female Hip Hop Honor Award Show, Salt N Pepa, Lane Bryant (I’m No Angle campaign), New York, NY fashion week (Plus is Equal), Full Beauty commercial, Mz007 concert, and Competed on NBC America’s Got Talent Season 10. Currently Pretty Big offers dance workshops in across the world. to the plus size community, creating a no Judgment environment were individuals can feel comfortable dancing in an environment that is very supportive and free. In past events Pretty BIG Movement became an advocate for Black Lives Matter in their latest concept video “Personally”,as they anticipate touring while filming their very own reality show.
Here a video from The Scene about Pretty Big Movement.
No one can define you by your size, color, race, or sexuality. Only you can define yourself. You have all the potential to succeed in whatever your hearts desire. Be the best version of yourself.
“Your weight does not define you. What defines you is how you RISE when you fall”. -Akira Armstrong
You are all beautiful and remember "Fitting in is Out" !!