Season 4 M-Net (*101) 20:00 Drama Episode 14 Juliette’s released from her treatment facility and weighs up a movie offer in Europe or staying home to connect with her daughter.
What’s your role on Pop-Up Party? I’m the choreographer for The Bounce Crew. My job is to train them, create dance routines, upload tutorials for viewers on cartoonnetwork.com and help them progress as dancers. So far, the dancers have developed quickly and responded faster, thanks to the various freelance workshops they’ve attended. So how did you get involved with the show? I run The Michelle Oppenshaw Dance Studio in Pretoria. I mainly teach hiphop and I was approached by Cartoon Network to have my studio dancers [ranging from 11 to 14 years in age] involved in the show. Where would viewers have seen your work? I’ve choreographed for [pop band] Mi Casa, Strictly Come Dancing SA (20062015), Step Up & Step Out (2011-2013), dance movie Honey 3 (2016) [with Cassie Ventura of Step Up 2 fame in 2008] and I’m currently in [dance crew] Blocking 4 Life, which does hip-hop dance. And how do you connect to dance? For me, dancing is physical and emotional. I’ve been dancing since I was little. I trained overseas, as well as competed in every dance contest possible. I wanted to give back to the youth and grow younger children through movement. How can someone interested in dance take things further? I hope to make audiences interact further than what they see on their TV screens, so I hope that they search for a proper studio and educate themselves in dance. I’d also advise people to get a mentor and develop their natural talents.