(SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.) Danielle Hobbs is adding a new twist to her motivational one-woman show “Hero” show this year. This year’s show, scheduled for 8 a.m., Friday, Feb. 27, at Frisbee Middle School in Rialto, features cultural heroes such as Cesar Chavez, Selena and Amelia Earhart.
Hobbs started the Hero show, named after the Mariah Carey song, “Hero,” to empower local youths and show that they can be a positive part of American history and future heroes. “I have been doing this African American heritage program since 2004,” Hobbs said. “The new show adds a little more cultural diversity. The show raises African American awareness, but it’s more about American triumph.”
“I want youths to walk away from this show knowing they can be whatever want to be,” Hobbs said. “I like empowering youths to be better and to have big dreams.”
Hobbs has a long and diverse history in the entertainment world. She first started dancing at the age of 4 , as an after-school hobby. She showed so much promise that she eventually graduated from high school two years early. Hobbs went onto to tour the world with a dance troupe.
After graduating from Long Beach State in 1998, Hobbs turned her dance skills to the music world working on music videos for artists such as Chico DeBarge, Usher, Will Smith, Master P, Snoop Dogg and the East Side Boyz. She later graduated to choreographing awards shows for BET and MTV and doing promo tours for Mariah Carey, Eve and Missy Elliot.
More recently Hobbs has worked with A-list star Beyonce, choreographing the “B-Day” video and working with Beyonce and Shakira on the video for “Beautiful Liar.”
Hobbs is currently working on a book titled “I Dance: A Simple Handbook for Starting a Successful Dance Career” scheduled to be published later this year. The book shows aspiring dancers how to make it in the entertainment world. “I’m so happy to have the opportunity to share my experience with upcoming dancers,” she said. “There are many young people who have the talent to succeed in this industry, but they just need someone to steer them in the right direction.”
For more information about the Hero show please call Dameron Communications at (909) 888-0017.