Who: Brody Schaffer aka ‘Boss Baby Brody’
Why we picked them: Dance is all about letting what you feel on the inside shine through to the outside, and this four-year-old is blinding us with his talent.
Brody Schaffer is quite possibly the next ballet prodigy. The toddler from San Diego, California is capturing the hearts of everyone (especially us!) on social media with his beautiful movements, all thanks to his mother, Danielle. Each day, she posts videos of Brody improvising choreography, to everything from Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker” to Gloria Estefan and Bob Seger, on his Instagram account @BossBabyBrody—which is a gold mine of beauty and inspiration!
“For the past two years, a standard Friday night at the Schaffer’s wouldn’t be complete without a pop-up dance party,” Danielle explains in her personal blog City Girl Gone Mom. “For as long as I can remember, Brody has been completely mesmerized by his sister’s dancing. And as soon as he learned how to walk, guess what? He was right there next to her.”
Brody’s Instagram following has grown exponentially since Oprah Magazine featured him on their feed earlier this month. The post racked up more than 800,000 views and had celebrities like Kerry Washington proposing an MTV VMA nomination for the pint-sized dancer. Some eyebrows were raised over Brody’s choice of costume, (he loves to wear his older sister’s dance recital dresses) however his mother Danielle is raising her son, and all her children to be themselves and express who they are freely.
“Shouldn’t kids be allowed to play dress up and enjoy being a kid? I believe so,” Danielle shared on her blog. “At the end of the day, there’s no lack of confidence in this young man, so why on earth would I want to change that?”
We couldn’t agree more. Keep dancing Brody and continue to follow your dreams!
Fun fact: Brody is the youngest of four siblings—he has two older brothers and an older sister.
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