When you aren’t but aware of Reagan To’s face, you’ve seemingly heard her voice: On Netflix’s hit drama Squid Sport, she offered the English voice for each the primary character’s daughter, Ga-Yeong, and the murderous “Pink Gentle. Inexperienced Gentle” doll that turned a viral sensation.
However what it’s possible you’ll not know is that 10-year-old Reagan’s abilities prolong past her voice—she’s additionally an achieved aggressive ballroom dancer. Dance Spirit caught up with the multitalented tween on appearing, dancing and her different favourite methods to be inventive.
Dance Spirit: How did you land the roles you performed on Squid Sport?
Reagan To: I received the audition from the casting agent, and labored actually arduous on it with my voice instructor. My coach submitted it and 12 hours later, they known as again saying I had booked it! However that was truly for one more present. After that present, Netflix invited me in for Squid Sport with out even telling me what it was.
DS: What was the recording course of like?
RT: I went in and I nonetheless didn’t even know the title, however the administrators have been all very good to me. It was a small room, and I mentioned the strains “Pink gentle! Inexperienced gentle!” and (as soon as the present was launched) they have been all around the world!
DS: Along with your voiceover work, you might be additionally a aggressive ballroom dancer?
RT: Sure! I do cha-cha, samba, rumba, paso and jive. Jive is likely to be my favourite as a result of it’s actually enjoyable and energetic.
DS: How did you get began in ballroom dancing?
RT: I used to be on a present known as Jane the Virgin, and the lead actress, Gina [Rodriguez], confirmed me a video of her doing ballroom dance. I received actually impressed. I used to be like, “I wish to study!” So I requested my mother to signal me up for some lessons.
Now I spend six or seven hours each week on the studio, and I compete all around the world.
DS: What do you want about performing?
RT: It’s a number of self-expression. I like that you may step on the stage and really feel the second and the highlight, and have everybody you and your very nice outfit. Anytime I get to go onstage or in entrance of a digicam, I get to point out the world what I’m able to.
Whenever you’re competing in ballroom, everybody in your “warmth” is dancing collectively. The judges take a look at the ground, and also you solely have just a few seconds, however you don’t know once they’ll be you. You simply have to bounce your greatest. I at all times attempt my hardest to get to my purpose.
DS: How do you deal with your busy schedule?
RT: I depend on my mother throughout arduous instances—she’s the one at all times driving me round. And I’m fortunate my lecturers are all very supportive of me. I attempt to stability every thing by doing a little bit of this on someday, a little bit of that someday.
DS: What recommendation would you give a youthful dancer?
RT: Don’t surrender in your dream, as a result of if you happen to work arduous, it is possible for you to to succeed.