CARMIT BACHAR

We have another incredible woman to introduce to you today! This week’s #FEMMEFEATUREFRIDAY is the one and only Carmit Bachar. This redhead beauty is one the most respected and sought after professional dancers in the industry. She has been in the game for decades and has done it all! Not only are her skills as a performer, singer, actress, and model incredible, but she also has a heart of gold to match it all.

With both parents working in the entertainment industry, Carmit Bachar was destined to be a star. She has shared the stage with many celebrities including Beyoncé, Aaliyah, Michael Jackson, and Ricky Martin. She has been a part of iconic music videos and live performances as well, such as Janet Jackson’s Super Bowl half time show. In addition to all her success as a dancer, Carmit went on to inspire us and so many other performers as a member of the famous Pop/R&B group THE PUSSYCAT DOLLS. This woman radiates confidence, tenacity, and strength and she 100% commands the stage.

Let’s put that impressive resume aside and talk about Carmit’s many other hats she wears on a daily. Not only is she an extraordinary mother and an ambassador for Operation Smile, but she is also the co-founder and host of POP DANCE LIFE (http://popdancelife.com). She and her business partner Chieko Hidaka (another badass woman to look out for) bring you the latest in pop culture, fashion, news, health, and special guests as it relates to the dance world. Carmit is a multi-talented gal who isn’t afraid to follow her passions and spread her gifts to others... and THAT is what a badass woman is all about. We are so grateful Carmit took the time to give our YGTGirls such helpful advice. Thank you for your generous and humble heart!

Artwork by Chloe Bruderer (@chloeheartsart)

Artwork by Chloe Bruderer (@chloeheartsart)

What do you think has been the most important asset that has helped you thrive in your incredible career?

Authenticity & Gratitude! We live in a world full of ego and “me” that humility is a lost art. It’s not thinking less of yourself but thinking of yourself less. I am so thankful for all the amazing experiences I’ve had and people I’ve exchanged energy with throughout my career. Through doing what I love, I met the love of my life and people I consider to be my tribe with relationships that lasted way past working together. Self preservation is also something really important to me too. Taking care of yourself so that you can be your best is vital. With so much to do and keep up with these day, it’s easy to get caught up in the sauce and lose sight of what is really important to you. For me, that means taking time to ground myself with meditation, yoga and journaling. A lot of people base their happiness and validation on gigging or a job but that is not a true measure of success. Life brings many different chapters and change is a constant. The challenge is to maintain who you are inside of every experience. I’m humbled when people say I am the same down to earth person they met before and after the The Pussycat Dolls;)    

We love that you are an ambassador of Operation Smile. Can you tell us about how this experience has shaped you as a woman?

I was born with cleft lip and palate so being involved with Operation Smile has always been a cause close to my heart. It’s great to have Pop Star status but in the end it means nothing if you don’t give back. I realized I had a responsibilty to be a voice and was honored when they asked me to be an ambassador!  On a mission in Bolivia, my life was just as impacted as the kids I went to help. To see that you can make a profound difference in someone’s life is huge.    

What do you consider the greatest challenge that females face? What do you believe we can do to overcome that?

Great question! In my opinion, it’s insecurities that lead to jealousy, comparisons, cattiness and ultimately the demise! It’s sooooo NOT cute! Choose your friends wisely. Stay in the company of people that empower and challenge you to be the best you. Something I practice consciously is not gossiping. It’s really hard not to talk about people, especially in this world of social media info and news 24/7, but just TRY! The reason is unless it’s positive, you’re vibration is putting off a low frequency when we should be elevating each other! 

What's the best advice you could give to our YGTGirls?

Support each other! We only hurt ourselves when we disconnect from our feminine power!!! Love your sister;)

What’s your definition of a YGTGirl?

A YGTGirl knows that she creates her own reality! She is strong and confident! She has the knowledge and medicine within in her. She just has to trust and look inward for guidance. She may have a bad day here and there but she can honor and acknowledge that its just a feeling or moment... Not who she is!  YGTGirls shine and inspire others!