Meet Pamela, Hip Hop Dancer and Care Champion. We sat down with Pamelato discover more about her love of Hip Hop Dancing and life at Allianz Care
When did your love for dancing begin?
When I was a kid I did all sorts of activities, but I was always dancing around my house. When I was not dancing, I was watching dancing movies and keeping up with all kinds of music! One day I decided to go to my first group dance class and I knew from then on, all other activities would never compare to dancing. It's not just an activity or hobby, but who I am!
Why do you love hip-hop dancing?
I am deeply connected with music, so naturally movement is an expression that comes with the song and feeling. I dance when I am sad, happy, stressed, sick and tired of everyone or just really “into myself”. It's interesting to see what comes out with each emotion ☺
If you had to choose one song to dance to, what would it be?
That’s impossible! Like I said, I am really connected to music and I find new songs every day while also going back to my oldies but goldies. If I had to choose, maybe something by Biggie or Missy, but it’s an impossible choice ☺
Dancing can teach you many lessons like discipline, confidence or teamwork. Do any lessons come to mind that have been especially important to you or your work life?
Confidence! This is what I always try to convey during my classes or my videos. It’s the best way for me, personally, to not think and tune-out - which is probably odd because you are actually using your brain a lot. It also helps me destress and show off that inner ‘sass’ which tends to then feed into my everyday life and naturally influences my decisions and behaviour - in a great way!
Do you like to dance for audiences or share your love of dance with others?
I love to dance by myself and for an audience. I usually don’t like much attention, but I must admit that when I dance for others I do love it! I teach some classes every now and then, but they are mostly relaxation/feel good/fusion type classes with just a little bit of technique. I also try to participate in as many classes as I can, which are all online these days.
What is your role in Allianz Care?
I am a claims officer in Allianz Care.
If you had to sum up your experience as part of Allianz Care in one word what would it be?
Exploring! Exploring the customer, the system, the teamwork behind it and the efficiency people sometimes don’t realise they possess. It’s been an intensive learning curve with great teamwork along the way!