We all know that a Missy Elliott performance and music video is an experience in itself, and throughout her career, the innovative MC has been instrumental in displaying the importance of visuals by implementing eye-popping choreography and showcasing incredibly talented dancers ranging from tweens to young adults.
Missy’s tribute at Billboard’s Women In Music introduced us to a new pint-sized performer. Fiona Krkuti, a 10-year-old hailing from New York/New Jersey, was a featured dancer during the performance, which was broadcast on Dec. 18. She has been dancing since the age of 3, and has gravitated to the hip hop style ever since. She trains at the FUNKtion Dance Complex in Edison, N.J., serves as the captain of the Brooklyn Nets Kids Dance Team, and is a lead counselor at Camp PULSE, in which she assists renowned choreographers during the national touring convention. She is also a member of N.Y. and N.J.’s Beat Club Crew and L.A.’s ImmaBeast Dance Company, headed by the electrifying choreographer, Willdabeast Adams.
Krkuti’s agent pointed her in Missy’s direction after winning Monsters Of Hip Hop Atlanta’s freestyle dance battle this year, and it was basically a match made in heaven from then on.