By Sandy Zimmerman
(Photos by A Step Away)
All of Jennifer Lopez’s A Step Away cast were top professionals, they had to be to have been chosen to appear with her.
Jennifer expects perfection as she is known for her own.
Jennifer Lopez shared the spotlight with her dancers and after the world tour they are the stars being interviewed and featured in her A Step Away television programs.
Tera Perez (TP), one of only two women in the cast, appeared in Jennifer’s shows since 2010 and was happy to join the tour.
More than the usual tour, Jennifer’s world tour lasted a few months and appeared in 66 cities and 5 continents.
SZ: Performing with Jennifer Lopez was an experience.
Tera: “Jennifer is talented. I learned so much from her. She is so bighearted and a hardworking woman.
SZ: How long have you been dancing professionally?
I attended the Performing Arts Academy in Las Vegas and danced professionally since I was 17.
I had to be home schooled because I was working.
I’m 30 years old now.
Cat Rendic and I were Jennifer’s leading women. We danced behind
her back mirroring her. Anything she did, we accented her in all kinds of ways.
We were her sidekicks.
SZ: Did you have any special sets?
TP: For “Let’s get Loud”, the costumes are extra glittering with huge pink and red feathers,
Jennifer makes costume changes in the middle of the show on stage, the audience must pay attention because so much is happening.
SZ: What dances did you perform for Jennifer’s television show?
TP: There was various music, some salsa, Latin, hip hop, musical theater, jazz, you are going to see it all.
SZ: Are you appearing in any show now?
TP: Our group of dancers started working right away. I jumped right in working with Cher and have some projects.
This opened my eyes to other avenues and so many opportunities like getting into hosting.
SZ: How would you describe the A Step Away tour?
TP: “Dubai is one of the coolest places and I loved Paris because who would not love Paris.
Hong Kong and Thailand were incredible.
During our time in Paris and Rio we had a few days off and went on the tours.
Sometimes we were only in a city one day and traveled the next morning or that night.
I traveled with my boyfriend so WOW.
We saw the world in a short period of time.
A Step Away airs on NUVOtv Thursdays, at 10 pm. www.mynuvotv.com
Award winning Sandy Zimmerman has been involved in producing television programs, TV commercials, and travel specials for 28 years. Sandy is a syndicated Show and Dining Reviewer, travel writer, professional photographer and talk show host of the Las Vegas Today Show and Discover the Ultimate Vacation travel specials. For information or questions about any of Sandy’s columns, contact Sandy Zimmerman at (702)-735-5974.