Paige Hauser, President of Physical Graffeeti

Name: Paige Hauser

Year: Senior

Hometown: Fuquay Varina, NC

Major: Environmental Studies

Minor: Leadership

 

 

 

Paige Hauser is the new president of the coolest dance crew on campus, Physical Graffeeti. An accomplished dancer, Paige has performed in various showcases with Physical Graffeeti (PG), and she is the most recent winner of UNCW's dance competition, Hawk It Out. Anyone that has seen Paige perform can tell from her attitude and fierce spirit that she is a talented individual who is very passionate about dance. Read on to learn more about Paige, Physical Graffeeti, and PG's future shows!

 

HC: What is Physical Graffeeti?

PH: Physical Graffeeti is UNCW's hip hop dance crew!

 

HC: What does Physical Graffeeti mean to you?

PH: Physical Graffeeti, to me, means family. It's a place where you can express yourself and work hard to improve yourself alongside other talented dancers. I consider every member of PG to be a part of my family.

 

HC: How did you get involved with dance?

PH: I've been dancing since the age of 5. My mom started me in a ballet/tap class in kindergarten, and it's been my biggest passion ever since!

 

HC: How does it feel to be president?

PH: It honestly is very intimidating to be president. I'm very excited to take on this role for my team, but I'm also nervous. I don't want to let them down in any way. I take the responsibility as president very seriously.

 

HC: What is your pre-performance ritual?

PH: Personally, my pre-performance ritual just involves jumping around and getting hype before I take the stage. But as a team, we love to circle up, hold hands, and say a quick prayer, thanking God for the opportunity to share what we love to do with an audience.

 

HC: Favorite song?

PH: I have a new favorite song, like, every week. This week it's "Head Above the Water" by Palace.

 

HC: Favorite dance moves?

PH: A move that I gravitate to is anything with a wave in it. Arm wave, body wave; it's all great. I'm also really into housing footwork lately.

 

HC: Where do you see yourself in ten years?

PH: In ten years I hope to married and have a family, hopefully living by a beach somewhere, East or West coast. In ten years I absolutely will still be dancing. Whether I'm performing with some kind of company or crew, or just teaching/taking classes at a local studio, it will always be a part of me.

 

HC: Words to live by?

PH: Surround yourself with people who lift you up, not who pull you down.

 

HC: Who is someone you consider an inspiration?

PH: My dance director at my home studio, Marilyn Chappell, is my number one inspiration. She is an incredible, loving, compassionate, and successful person whom I strive to be like.

 

HC: What upcoming shows does Physical Graffeeti have?

PH: As far as performances, the only one we have set in stone is at an event called Lyre Fest put on by Alpha Chi Omega on October 23rd at 5 p.m.