Part of our mission here at Housewives In The City, is to be women who support women. We want to hold each other up and bring attention to women in our communities. In that spirit, I want to introduce the Honolulu Housewives community to our series, Leading Ladies.
To launch our Leading Ladies, I selected Brittnee Ferrell of Boombox Productions Dance Studio. We met Brittnee at our July Girl's Night Out and Networking Social, and I knew she was a perfect candidate for our first Leading Lady here in Honolulu!
Tell us about your business and how you became the successful business woman you are today.
I have been training in dance since I was 2 years old by my Aunt, my love and my training lead to many opportunities and awards. As I was training I was also taught to be a caring and loving teacher. Growing up in a family studio did wonders for me and my future career. When I got to Hawaii I realized there was a severe lack of Tap Dance offered on island. I had a large amount of interest in instruction so I decided "hey I can do this on my own" and I put things in motion! I had a meeting with the Owners of Island Elite Cheer where my daughter attends All-Star Cheerleading classes and asked if there was interest in starting a dance program, and because they believed in me Boombox Productions was born! Island Elite is now a full service gym offering cheer, tumbling, stunt classes and now DANCE!
Describe yourself in three words:
Fierce, Unique, Positive
What do you consider your greatest professional achievement?
Performing on Broadway when I was only 15 alongside dancers like Gil Stroming, Michael O'Keef, Ricci Milan and more.
That's amazing! What are your professional goals for the next six months?
To grow my business, build up a hype, inspire more to dance for themselves.
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
Professional Cat Lady
Interesting choice...How do you maintain a work/life balance?
With positive vibes. We get back what we put into the world, not everything is in our control, roll with the punches, and inspire others to do the same along the way, and just know everything can't be sparkles and rainbows all the time! My husband and five year old daughter are 100% on my team and inspire me every step of the way!
What websites do you visit every day?
Pinterest, The Chive, Spotify
What are your top three favorite people/places/things to do in our city?
Top Favorite people are my Husband Aaron, my Daughter Scarlett, and My dancers. Places- I love being inside Island Elite around such inspiring athletes, The beach, and Home. Things- Eat the delicious food Hawaii has to offer!
What is your goal for retirement?
You never really retire from dancing, you just evolve... it will always be in my heart.
Do you have any advice for women who'd like to start their own company?
Life is short, Do all the things and be all the things!
Any final comments?
Thank you Honolulu Housewives in the City for selecting my brand new business, we love everything you stand for! Woman Power!
I love what Brittnee stands for, and I think she makes a great role models for the little ladies in our city. She is unapologetically true to herself. She is unique and fun, and I think she makes a great addition to the Honolulu Housewives community!
To find out more about Boombox Productions Dance visit Brittnee's website, and check her out on Facebook and Instagram too!
And to find out more about our Leading Ladies series shoot me an email!