This kid's got some serious moves
To become a self-taught artist of any kind requires the kind of passion and dedication that doesn't come easily to many people. For Malcolm, it all started with a school report on Michael Jackson, which turned into a YouTube obsession of sorts.
She discovered dubstep dancing online and was hooked. Taking cues from dubstep dancing sensations like Marquese Scott, Malcolm carefully dissected each move before trying them out herself. "To learn the move, I usually watch it over and over and over. I probably watch like millions (of videos) until I figure out how they do it," Malcolm told Fusion.
Well, they do say practice make perfect.
That being said, it's questionable whether Malcolm would have mastered dubstep dancing at her age and in such a short time had she taken traditional dance classes. Not to mention that hiring private dance instructors isn't something everyone can afford.
"If you're on the Internet, you can really learn and teach yourself," Malcolm says. "[YouTube] benefits you by rewinding, pausing, doing all that stuff because you can watch it over and over again, but in a classroom, you can't do that." She does have a point.
Check out more of her dancing videos—including some America's Got Talent—audition tapes on her YouTube channel.