#81 – LaQuet Sharnell Pringle: Geared Up: Awake and Aware

In This Episode

Broadway’s LaQuet Sharnell Pringle (they/them/she/her) is an absolute powerhouse. Here’s some of the incredible topics we cover:

Making friends in our 30s

Preparing for relationships to close after the closing of a show.

Craving ensemble and family.

What is the purpose of a multi-hyphenate?

Why LaQuet started her new clothing brand Geared Up.

Who wants to listen and not listen.

Existing is trailblazing.

How swinging made LaQuet a better business owner.

LaQuet Sharnell Pringle (They/Them/She/Her) began their dance training at 14 in Dallas, Texas. To make up for lost time, they attended the acclaimed Booker T. Washington HSPVA. They also received additional training at The Dallas Powerhouse of Dance under the direction of Kim McSwain. While in HS, they won numerous awards from NYCDA (National Outstanding Dancer Finalist), Co.Dance (National Teaching Assistant), Jacob’s Pillow (Scholarship Recipient), Broadway Theatre Project (Scholarship Recipient and Showcase Soloist), NYU Summer Intensive (Scholarship recipient) and the National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts (Honorable Mention Modern Dance, Merit Award Jazz Dance). Upon graduating from Booker T, they trained at the University of NC School of the Arts as Contemporary Dance major. There they studied José Limón, Merce Cunningham, and Alwin Nikolais dance techniques and Improvisation. They are a proud graduate of the William Esper Studios. At William Esper Studios, they trained with Master Meisner Acting teacher William Esper. 

Professionally, they’ve been seen on Broadway/National Tour: Mrs. Doubtfire The Musical (U/S Wanda Sellner), Beautiful The Carole King Musical, Lysistrata Jones (Myhrinne), Memphis The Musical (Ethel), The Lion King, Sweet Charity (Helene U/S perf), Off-Broadway: Make Mine Manhattan, Ave Q (Gary Coleman U/S), Regional: Candide (NYC Opera), The Wiz (Dorothy), Aint Misbehavin’ (Charlaine), Princess-A New Musical, Chicago (Cell Block Tango Girl), Footloose (Wendy Jo, U/S Rusty), AIDA, Nights on Broadway III (Vocal Swing), Shrek- The Musical (NY Workshop), Jawbreaker The Musical (Featured), Caty Bridgewater A Musical (Caty Bridgewater), Television/ Film: The Daily Show (Christmas Town News Anchor), Girls on the Bus (Rashida Moore) Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Lion King Dancer), As the World Turns (Hair Stylist), Step Up 3D (Tango Dancer), Devoted (Short Film), Sylvia Plath Project (Short Film). 

LaQuet created Geared Up By Fearless Young Artists with a fiery passion for inspiring artists to take a step, through clothes and accessories, into taking ownership of their bodies and artistic process while maintaining one’s personal boundaries in a creative/professional environment.

IG: @gearedup_by_fya

TikTok: @gearedupbyfya

Website: gearedupbyfearlessyoungartists.com

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