"I want to leave a legacy behind"..story told by Ramel Harold
Ramel tell us about yourself?
My name is Ramel Harold and I was originally born and raised in Allentown-Bethlehem area. I have always been charismatic and ambitious since I was younger. I’ve always been passionate about dance and always had the desire to put events together for the dance community at an early age...
What inspired you to get into dance?
I would always watch music videos growing up and this inspired me to get into dance. I would watch Usher, James Brown, and Michael Jackson learning and being inspired by them really helped me with my dancing as I continued to grow. The dance style that became my foundation and still to this day which is Krump. It all started when I watched the movie RIZE. The love for dance and helping others helps me to continue being inspired.
"The love for dance and helping others
helps me to continue being inspired..."
"It all started when I watched the movie RIZE..."
As an artist what are some of your challenges and how do you overcome them?
A challenge for me is finding a balance and finding a happy medium. With work and everything else this most certainly is a challenge. In addition to the early years when Krumping started it was being discriminated against which also became a challenge. To overcome these challenges I had to have strong will power and continue to have confidence in what I do so people can’t deny me.
"I had to have strong will power and continue to have confidence in what I do so people can't deny me..."
How can you as an artist continue to make an impact in your community?
Applying my role as a leader as far as recruiting, training, and growing. Whether recruiting others for dance or business ventures helps me to invest in the youth and my peers. I want to leave a legacy behind and to be remembered for what I was able to contribute to the dance community.
"I want to leave a legacy behind and to be remembered for what I was able to contribute to the dance community..."