About Barbie Love
Love’s mother put her into acting classes when she was 4 years old, and she started to dance when she was in kindergarten. By the age of 11, she was choreographing her own performances. As she excelled in her young dance career, Love also began teaching dance to both tots and teens. She both taught and performed from ages 13 to 19. By age 19, the young entrepreneur opened her own dance studio in Kiev. Her dance studio was named Shtey Dance after herself. She used her natural talent to develop the potential of others, and she strove to help each little girl find their own personal style. Barbie Love left her home at age 16 and headed to Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, to further develop her artistic talents. She studied dance, choreography and performing arts at Kiev International University of Culture and Art. Love says she spent her extra time reading How-to-Make-Your-Dreams-Happen books. But Love found a lot of value in learning how to do everything on her own. She says it gave her the fighter spirit that she needed make her own dreams happen.
Love began to feel a need for something extra in order to satisfy her artistic drive. She graduated in 2009 and headed to the United States. Since then, Love has performed her music and fashion creations at fashion shows and major events. She has danced for Los Angeles Flash Mob, in the popular movie Friends With Benefits, and ZZ Top Tribute Concert Music Video. In February 2012, she met singer/songwriter Selena Lanelle in Chicago while trying out for a furniture store commercial and the two instantly decided to collaborate their skills and experience to create a fun album. Both women would meet in downtown health club dance studio to sing and dance for hours, with permission from the fitness staff. With the help of a brilliant producer and deciding to add Selena’s vocals to her performance, young & hip dance music was created. In between recording and playing shows, Barbie Love traveled to Los Angeles to attend the Long Beach Performing Arts School in order to enhance her acting skills. Barbie Love is currently working on fresh new material for a near-future release in collaboration with other international musicians and songwriters. In addition, she has designed a line of dresses, hand-made by Barbie Love. She expresses, “Stay tuned. This is my dream. I live for music and fashion.”