EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Connor Finnerty talks all thing dance and using his platform to help others

We recently got the chance to have a chat with Dancer, Singer and Influencer Connor Finnerty.

Connor was 10 years old when he took his first dance class. It was a Hip Hop class and it left a lasting impression on him. “Hip Hop dancing is my favourite style of dance because I love the energy and music and being able to express myself through the many styles.”

Connor’s advice for anyone who is thinking of giving Hip Hop or any other form of dance a go? Practice and don’t give up. “I would tell anyone who wanted to give Hip Hop dance a try, or any type of dance, to not get discouraged if it doesn’t come quickly. Keep practising because I was not very good when I started. I practised and practised and although I can be my worst critic, I have definitely improved.”

“The best piece of advice I’ve been given so far is to just stay focused on your
goals. ”

His dance ability led him to audition for and get cast in Michael Buble’s I Believe in You music video. “I Believe in You” was so cool to be a part of! The video is the story of a boy and girl who were childhood sweethearts and grew up to be husband and wife. I played the younger version of Derek
Hough. Derek directed and stared in the video. I got the role by auditioning because they wanted someone who sort of looked like Derek but could also dance.”

He has also worked with Zac Efron and Hugh Jackman. ” I did the live commercial for The Greatest Showman which was filmed on the Warner Brothers lot with Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, and Zendaya. I loved dancing with them and other cast members. It was an experience I’ll never forget.”

His family are very supportive of him and everything he has done in career so far and are some of his biggest fans. “My family is very supportive of my career. My parents and I moved to LA for
my career three years ago. Balancing my career with school is not always easy. I am homeschooled so I am fortunate to have that flexibility. I spend a lot of late nights doing school because of work or dance. My education is very important to me and I want to graduate from college one day. My dad left the business he owned to support my career. My entire family has been supportive including my grandparents, aunt, and uncle. They are some of my biggest fans.”

As well as being an endless support to Connor, both his parents have instilled some great morals in him which have led him to use his platform to help others. “My parents have always taught me to give back to those who are less fortunate. As the Holidays approach I know there are a lot of people out there that need help whether it be handing out bags of food and necessities, or just volunteering my time trying to help out when I can. Seeing the smiles on the people’s face that you are able to help in some little way makes a difference.”

“I am passionate about anti-bullying because everyone has been bullied in some way. I believe treating everyone with respect, speaking up and standing up for others is real important when you’re speaking out against bullying.”

When he’s not working, studying or helping others he loves sport. ” It’s easy to get distracted in LA because there’s always a lot of fun things to do. “dancing, watching sports (I am a huge basketball and football fan!), and spending time with my friends and family. My family and friends
are important to me because they help keep me grounded.”

The future looks bright and very busy for Connor, he has a lot lined up for the rest of this year and beyond. “I have some exciting things coming up, which include a new single coming
out soon, along with a music video. I am also working on some exciting new merchandise, so stay tuned for that. I will be performing at a couple of big events this fall, I still post a weekly “Connorville” vlog on my YouTube channel, and I am always auditioning so life is busy and I’m really looking
forward to 2019.”

You can follow Connor on his social channels.

Facebook

Instagram

Twitter

Youtube

 

Are you excited about Connor’s new single? Let us know in the comments below or over on @Fuzzable!

 

Written by Kelly McFarland

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