Dance Grad on Tour with Justin Bieber
October 7, 2010
University of the Arts alumnus Marvin Millora '06 (Ballet) is living his dream. He is currently on the road with Justin Bieber as a back-up dancer on the teen star's My World 2.0 tour, which wraps up December 23 in Atlanta.
The hip-hop pro has also been teaching master classes at local dance studios along the way. In addition to showing eager Bieber fans the on-stage routine to hits like "Somebody To Love," he thrills his students with stories from his experience on the road as well as behind-the-scenes secrets in the world of Justin Bieber.
The UArts grad, also an alumnus of the Edge Performing Arts Center scholarship program in Hollywood, Calif., has a long list of dance credits that includes performances for Nickelodeon, Disney, VH1, Coca Cola, Red Bull and Paramount. He's worked on TV shows including MTV's "America's Best Dance Crew," Lifetime's "How to Look Good Naked" and ABC's "Dance Machine."
Millora has shared the stage with such artists as Britney Spears, Jesse McCartney, Nick Cannon and Clay Aiken, and toured on Disney's Cheetah Girls One World Tour.
Since starting working with Bieber over a year ago, Millora has appeared on "The Today Show," "Saturday Night Live," "Late Show with David Letterman," "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," "The View," "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and MTV's recent Video Music Awards.
"I tell everyone, no matter where you come from, you can make it," he recently told Allentown, Pa.'s Morning Call before taking the stage with Bieber. "Just work hard and make smart decisions."
Above: Marvin Millora, pictured in the purple shirt, dances on stage with Justin Bieber