Dana Wilson is a dancer based in Los Angeles currently working for Justin Timberlake. You can follow her @danadaners or www.thedanawilson.com.

A Dancer Speaks Out for Organizing

Dana Wilson

My name is Dana Wilson and I am a professional dancer. Whether I am performing with a major recording artist, or busting a move in television and film, it is my job to entertain and evoke emotion through movement. It is also my job to make it look easy.

The reality is, dancers train tirelessly, sacrifice our bodies and dedicate our lives to our work, and sometimes all we get in return is “the experience.” Most of us are young (twenty-somethings) and female. We are all are eager to work and it has taken a long time to gain respect as a work force.