Interview: Actress, Singer, and Dancer Elam Roberson

Elam Roberson is a triple threat.  Between acting, singing, and dancing, this young performer is making her mark on teen and tween entertainment.

You can spot Elam hanging with Annie LeBlanc, Hayden Summerall, Dylan Conrique, and the rest of the Chicken Girls cast, or performing one of her latest covers on her YouTube. channel.

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Elam Roberson (L) with Annie LeBlanc, Dylan Conrique, and Riley Lewis.  Image: Nikki Parimore

Here at Everly Mag, we loved seeing Elam celebrate her birthday on our Instagram story takeover!  After her takeover, we got to talk to Elam all about who inspires her, how she got her start performing, and more.

Everly Mag: How did you get your start performing?

Elam: I started voice lessons when I was seven [years old].  When I was eight, I went to New York City with my voice coach for an intensive and competition.  I got to perform onstage for the first time, and I that’s when I knew I wanted to do this [as a career].  That’s when I started taking acting and dance, as well.

Everly Mag: Who inspires you in acting, singing, and dancing?

Elam: Acting [is] Jennifer Lawrence.  Singing [is] Selena Gomez.  For singing and dancing, [it’s] Britney Spears.

Everly Mag: What’s the best part of shooting music videos?

Elam: I love shooting music videos!  The best part is seeing your song come to life.

Everly Mag: What’s the best and hardest part of pursuing a professional career in entertainment?

Elam: The best part about my profession is that I am doing what I love every day.  I also love meeting others in the industry.  The hardest part is finding a balance between work and school.

Everly Mag: Describe yourself in 5 words.

Elam: Bold, outgoing, animated, confident, independent.

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Image: Nikki Parimore

Everly Mag: What do you like to do with your free time?

Elam: I like to hang out, go to the movies, or go shopping with my friends.

Everly Mag: What’s the best and worst part of social media?  How can teens make social media a better place?

Elam: The best part of social media is connecting with my fans and meeting new people.  The worst part is that it is an easy place for people to bully others.  It’s easy for [people] to say things because they’re not in person.  There really is no accountability.

Teens [can] be positive and stand up for each other on social media.  We could use the platform to support and uplift each other instead of bringing others down.

Everly Mag: What are your 5 favorite things?

Elam: Shopping, playing basketball, hanging out with friends, singing, [and] watching Disney Channel and Nickelodeon.

Everly Mag: Describe your personal style.  What advice do you have for teens looking to find their style?

Elam: I love bright, colorful, and glitzy [fashion].  Let your personality come out in your style.  Just be yourself!  Don’t dress to impress anyone else!

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Image: Nikki Parimore

Everly Mag: What advice do you have for aspiring young actors, dancers, or singers?

Elam: Always follow your dreams and don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do it.  When things get hard, keep going and don’t give up.  This industry is tough, so you must be tough.  [Success] does not happen overnight and you will be told no.  You have to turn criticism into motivation.

Always stay true to yourself in the process.  We were all made to be superstars!

Everly Mag: Finally, what can fans expect to see from you this year?

Elam: I’ve been in the studio working on new music and I have some new cover videos coming out soon.  I will be on the Lights Out Tour [on] March 31 in Los Angeles.

You can find Elam Roberson on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and Vevo.

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Feature Image Credit: Nikki Parimore


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