The Exiles impressed the judges early on with their innovative routines and clean movements and their Redemption round was one of the best of the season. Find out more about this Arizona crew in WOD Magazine’s exclusive Q&A and watch their latest performance below.
WOD: How did it feel when you found out you’d be on Season 3?
E: It was so surreal finding out we were selected to be on the show. We look up to so many acts that have been here before us and it’s amazing to be able to share the same stage as them.
WOD: What style are you performing, and why?
E: We are a hip-hop crew with a variety of street styles. We perform together under the umbrella of Hip-Hop choreography, but we have specialists on our team that enhance our style. We have dancers that are passionate about popping, krump, and other urban styles.
WOD: Where do you draw inspiration from? Who/what inspires you?
E: People that don’t allow their past and environment define who they are. People that are fighting for what they believe in. People who fight back at challenges that come there way. Failure and celebration. Pain and joy. Its all inspirational.
WOD: Why do you think dance is important to the world?
E: Dance is a healthy outlet to express yourself, empower yourself, and it brings people together. Generally, it’s a positive social interaction and it allows you to create your own world to become who ever you want to be. It transcends language, social class, race, and even country of origin. We may not have anything in common, but every dancer understands beautiful movement.
WOD: What do you think your fans would want to know about you?
E: We think fans would want to that yes, the injury on the show was real and yes, continuing to compete on it really hurt!