Danaja Azman

“My name is Danaja Azman and I’m 13 years old. I was born and raised in Ljubljana, the capital city of Slovenia (small country by Italy). From my 3rd year I always said that someday I’m going to dance like my cousin Nika Kljun who is my biggest idol and the best dancer.

I started to dance in the biggest dance center in our country - Bolero Dance Center which is led by Nika and Nika’s parents (my aunt and uncle). I was almost 8 years old when I started dancing and in only 2 months I was already chosen to be in competition.

It’s been 5 years since my first dance steps and I dance hip hop as a solo dancer, duo, in small group and in formation. I was a national champion in 2015, 2016 and in 2017. In 2016 I was also a world vice champion (IDO organisation). In 2014 me and my duo dancer won 5th place on world championship. With my duo I was also three times national champion.

I’m also a more times national, European and vice champion with my small group and formation. In 2016 I danced in Zagred on Justin Bieber Children Purpose Tour...wow I still can’t believe I was on the stage with him.

Last year when I was 12, I started to make my own choreographies, because I really feel this is what I was born to do. I’m blessed to have a great coach Barbee Sustarsic, who is also my great friend, my support and my power. I take also some hip hop, jazz, modern, popping and locking classes.

But for sure my biggest wish came true this February, when my mum took me to New York on Jump convention, where I was assisting Nika Kljun and then they took me to LA, where I left my heart, because this is a dream for every dancer.”