Sexy dancer stays fit at the barre

Special thanks to Xavier Mack for visual inspiration.

MARK STOKES  | Illustrator

Name and age: Floyd McLean Jr., 23

Occupation: Professional dancer/teacher

Spotted at: Gaston and LaVista

Dance, dance revolution: Magnificent, modest Floyd McLean is the middle of three brothers and two sisters born in East Orange, N.J., to a Guyanese father and Jamaican mother. A student of performing arts from elementary through high school, he was very involved in musical theater. During summers, he trained at The Dance Theatre of Harlem’s summer intensives; during his sophomore year, he trained with the NYU Future Dance and Dance Makers Program.

Floyd attended Point Park University, majoring in dance, which led to a job offer from the Dallas Black Theatre. Last year, he danced in the Dallas Opera’s production of Carmen, modeled at House of DIFFA Extravaganza, and will perform at the Rising Excellence concert on April 3–4 at Moody Performance Hall.

Staying fit: Floyd keeps in shape a with barre classes a couple times a week for cardio, toning and body shaping. His regimen keeps him fit, yet flexible to perform.

Media maven: Floyd’s interests include photography, modeling and singing. He is also a media influencer on Twitter @floydmcleanjr and Instagram @thefloydjr. He and his partner have a YouTube channel, Black Boy Joy.

Quotation: “Bloom wherever you are planted.” Floyd defines the meaning of this quote as “It doesn’t matter where you are or where you’re from, you can make it happen with commitment and consistency.”