Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?
I started as a professional dancer and entertainer for events, stage performances and film productions working with amazing artists and celebrities. I decided to open my own dance company VIVA Miami Entertainment and never knew it would be so successful offering entertainment for events and productions. I was asked to be a mermaid and I truthfully did not know how to swim well but I decided to do it. I went to the gym pool and practiced and knew how hard it will be. After one time as Mermaid I kept getting asked and decided to get educated, certified and build whole brand around it. This led me to learn so much about the ocean and get involved in the ocean conservation awareness movement with my project Mermaid Elle Saving the Seas donating a portion of my profits from all my mermaid work towards ocean conservation.
Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started doing this?
I never knew I would become a stunt performer and diver. So ironic! 4 years ago, I couldn’t even swim! The best moment was my first big job as a stunt diver in my mermaid suit for a celebrity music video “Drowning” by A Boogie wit da Hoodie Ft. Kodak Black.
Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”?
My best advice is to learn the basics in business, marketing and the entertainment industry. To train as hard as possible and be your own brand. Hard work always pays off.
None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story?
They are many people’s come across in the life who encourages you and inspires you. I am thankful to all the persons who have encouraged and appreciated me in this journey.
How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?
I promote ocean conservation and educate those around me about how they can protect the ocean too. Not only my character can bring so much magic to this work but also can help impact it and protect it.
Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life?
Anything is Possible! I live such an extraordinary life as a professional mermaid, from traveling to inspiring and educational our future generation, to representing a mythical creature that its mission is to protect the ocean and getting my content under the sea…anything is possible.
How can our readers follow you on social media?
Facebook / Instagram @MiamiMermaidElle