Jordan Hill started dancing in primary school. As a state basketball player he danced to improve his agility and sporting performance, but then he fell in love with it and it took over. Jordan is also a photographer and videographer, and directed and produced the promo video for this year’s GODDESS season of the Dream Dance Company, as well as being a part the cast.
What’s your dance background?
I’ve kind of grown up more in the urban world, that’s been my main source of training, I was never really classically trained or anything like that, so mainly breaking, popping, and hip hop foundations, that was the world I grew up in. I don’t think I have a signature style, not that I have coined as a term, but I definitely am more freestyle based, so I guess I would say I’m a freestyle dancer. I like dancing for fun, so I guess my style is somewhere between being fluid and party dancing!
How did your journey with Dream Dance Co begin?
I was meant to work with the Dream Dance Co before, but then I ended up in America and I couldn’t do it. I’ve known Marko for about fifteen years now, so I’ve always been around him and his life. This is my first real show that I’ve been in, so when I got in I was super excited because I’ve never done a show like this before.
Are you excited to work with Caetlyn?
I can’t wait. I’ve been wanting a mentor like her for ages, and she’s a superstar. So I’m excited just to pick her brain, and push my body in ways it doesn’t usually move. I love that she’s always floating, so effortless. She’s super fluid, she’s just so easy and beautiful to watch. Moving like that would be cool. I will get to do what I do and get her to put me in positions that I’m not comfortable with. That will be fun.
What about the other dancers?
I can’t wait to work with all these guys. I know them all kind of individually, some better than others, but I love them all. They’re all so fun, everyone’s got their own unique personality. I’m keen to find what their buttons are so I can push them.
What else are you looking forward to?
I’ve never done a tour like this before with a group of people, so that in itself is super exciting. And plus I shoot a lot so I’m keen to capture everything. I love shooting dancers, especially in this kind of forum, with this kind of movement, because it’s so beautiful and flowing and I love capturing beautiful things. And it’s little memories. I have an obsession with ephemeral moments, moments that are just fleeting. That’s why I started shooting, and why dancing is so lovely because you have to be present. If you’re not present then it doesn’t work properly. I want to capture people in flow, while they’re in the zone. And be in it myself!
What advice do you have for aspiring dancers?
My main advice for dancers would be have fun. You can be serious, but you have to remember why you started dancing, and if you’re pure and your intentions are good and you’re having fun, you’ll end up where you want to be. If you try and force things, they won’t happen.