You Should Know: Charlize Glass

On a scale of one to Beyoncé, 13-year-old Charlize Glass is pretty darn Beyoncé. Watching Charlize dance is like flipping through a series of perfect snapshots—each isolation of her body is that precise and finessed. And in 2014, a video of the young hip-hopper performing a Jose Hollywood routine to “Yoncé” got an Instagram shout-out from Queen Bey herself. That’s just the cherry on top of Charlize’s already impressive list of accomplishments, which includes performing on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” winning first runner-up on “America’s Best Dance Crew” with 8 Flavahz Crew and dancing in music videos for Willow Smith, Ciara and Justin Bieber. Most recently, Charlize has been traveling the country with The PULSE on Tour as a 2014–2015 Elite Protégé.

"It would be a dream come true to dance with Beyoncé. She’s had such an impact on my career so far."

(Photo by Rick Clark Photography, courtesy the Glasses)

Fast Facts

Birthday: November 27, 2001

Hometown: L.A.

Dance studios: The Rage Complex, Academy of Dance Westlake Village, Soul Motion and Movement Lifestyle

Secret talent: “I like to speak in cat language to my four cats.”

If she weren’t a dancer, she’d be… a track and field sprinter.

Dance mentor: Marcelo Pacleb, the creator of 8 Flavahz Crew

Favorite meal: chicken, broccoli and rice with apple pie and cookie dough

Dream job: “I want to choreograph for major artists—or at conventions like The PULSE!”

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