Prymrr (pronounced 'premiere') is an American dancer, singer, rapper, actor and model, who has released two official music videos and has appeared as a dancer on a couple other music videos as well. She went to Abby Lee Boot Camp and also made a small appearance on the dance reality show 'Dance Moms'. In October 2016, she appeared on 'Straight Outta Vagina' by Pussy Riot, a Russian feminist protest punk rock group. She then earned fame for her performance as the lead character on Sia's music video 'Never Give Up'. While the Pussy Riot video has over 2.4 million views, 'Never Give Up' has been viewed over 76 million times. The official lyric video of her debut rap song 'GAMBLiN'' was released in October 2018, followed by the music video the next month. In February 2019, she released the official music video of her second song 'Take Over'. She is also a social media star who is active on YouTube and Instagram.
Rise to Stardom
Prymrr began training in ballet when she was only two years old. While she was a tomboy and hated to dress up, she liked it after watching a ballerina on television, and after a family friend opened a Royal Academy of Dance studio and requested her mother to enroll her, she surprised her mother by agreeing to do it. She began her dancing career when she was about nine.
Prymrr was a participant at the Abby Lee Boot Camp organized by dance coach Abby Lee Miller, owner of Abby Lee Dance Company. She then appeared on 'Dance Moms' alongside popular dance stars Maddie and Mackenzie Ziegler. In late 2016, she was featured on the music video of Pussy Riot's 'Straight Outta Vagina', which has been lauded for its criticism of American President Donald Trump's vulgar comments about women. She next saw a posting for the role of a lost girl in a music video for an RCA mega-artist and auditioned for it. People there recognized her from the Pussy Riot music video and she was selected to play the lead role.
In January 2017, she appeared alongside popular dancer Sia in her music video for the song 'Never Give Up'. In February that year, at the age of 11, she began uploading videos on her YouTube channel with a rap compilation that earned viral fame. However, she started posting vlogs regularly by the end of the year, and eventually covered a range of topics including dance videos, challenges, reactions, Q&A's and more. She recently uploaded the official music video of her second song 'Take Over' in February 2019. Despite her recent rise to fame, she has already amassed 50k followers on Instagram and 5.6k subscribers on YouTube.
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Confusion over Appearance on 'Never Give Up'
After Prymrr appeared on Sia's music video 'Never Give Up', due to the fact that her face was covered in the video, many thought it might be renowned dancer Maddie Ziegler in the video, because Ziegler and Sia have collaborated on several videos in the past. While Prymrr was initially shocked at this mistake, she later realized that it was actually a big compliment, especially because some even mentioned that it was "Maddie’s best performance to date". While she had seen Ziegler at the Abby Lee Boot Camp and at dance competitions, they were not introduced, but she followed her career and wanted to become well-known and successful like Ziegler. She also did not know Sia prior to filming the video together, but was chosen for the part because Sia wanted a skilled dancer for the role. She utilized the opportunity fully by showcasing her moves, and even playfully improvised a few scenes that were included in the final video, like the part where she climbed out from under the train.
Family & Personal Life
Prymrr was born on October 6, 2005, in Bakersfield, California, United States. She was named by her mother after a beautiful city in a fantasy book. Her parents have divorced, and she lives with her mother LisaAnn LoBasso and her two sisters Jasmin and Xitlali. She spent some time in India when she was little. After she began dancing professionally, her dance teacher e-Baby gave her the stage name Prymrr "because everyone wants to come see me". She credits her mother and her dance teacher e-Baby for her success. Prymrr is currently in high school as a Freshman (9th grade). She is a good skater and wrestler, and was placed 2nd in a California state wrestling competition. While she is only 13 years old, she often acts more mature than her age. She is a night owl who stays wide awake late at night and gets up very late in the morning.