Dianne Wesley, apart from being a close friend is also a big star in the Music World. She had two huge hits last year with ‘Ecstasy’ which reached number 4 in the billboard charts and ‘I Can’t Wait’ which reached 15 .
We were absolutely thrilled when she agreed to perform for Society’s Choice’s Benefit, Nature’s Night 2 for the National Wildlife Federation.
|SC: Your performance at “Natures Night 2” with your dancers was electric and you literally brought the house down with your energy. Do you still feel as fit and healthy as you did when you were a 20 year old?|
|DW: Well if they say a picture is worth a thousand words, then I guess a live performance is worth a million!!|
|I do want to recognize my Dancers Because they really did such a great job with very little time to prepare. Having to deal with a scaled down stage, they still gave it that large concert effect. I was very proud of all of them. In fact, I have to tell you a funny story. During rehearsal, we were all working so hard that when we stepped outside for a minute to take a break, Greg literally had steam coming out of his shirt!! We laughed so hard, I do not think I have ever seen something like that before!!!|
|Shireen, I do feel better and stronger than ever for many reasons. After recently recovering from 4 major surgeries, and finally being able walk and dance again I feel that I am truly blessed. I have also come to realize several things. One of them is that age truly is only what you feel and what you believe in yourself, your heart and your soul. By keeping a healthy spirit, positive attitude, challenging your mind and body everyday and eating right and also working out, laughing and loving on a regular basis, and being there for all the people you love in your life. This is what I believe keeps you young! Doing what you love and sharing it with others is priceless, and keeps you ageless. My motto is “Not Bad for Not being 20”. Actually that is also the title of my book.|
|It may seem funny Shireen, but I do believe that when you can inspire yourself, you can inspire others. Performing is like that! You give out so much of yourself, but when you really connect, the energy that comes back is like nothing I can describe. It is so electric that you feel like you are on fire. You then want to give back that fire to your audience, and it just keeps going back and forth. That is when you know you are doing your job. It is amazing to be able to share that spirit and that is what keeps you young!!! Can you imagine if everyone could bring that spirit into their own lives on a daily basis. How great would that be? SC: For someone who has achieved such high levels of success how are you able to be so down to earth?DW: Well Shireen, I guess you could say for two reasons. First, having the best friends in the world, who have the greatest kids that really keep you Grounded! Second, I guess you could say I really got my earthy quality from my Nanna. She believed everyone should be treated equal. When anyone entered her home, the first thing she asked them was if they were hungry, thirsty, and if they were either hot or cold? Once everyone was fed, or given a sweater, we would all play games, and have great conversations. What a gracious Lady! I have always believed in treating everyone I have met in my life like my Nanna did. I have always tried to incorporate that philosophy into both my personal and professional life. For example, I love it when the audience while watching the show, feels like they have been well fed, had a great drink, and feel like they are in their favorite sweater!
SC: What is next for Dianne Wesley?
DW: Wow that is a loaded question because there is a lot. Definitely more live performances, and studio work, and working on the new material I wrote. There are several artists I might be collaborating with that have approached me. I have several charities that are close to my heart that I will be performing for. With my new agents, I have some great acting roles pending, and I am really excited about that. Shireen, believe it or not, I also want to get back to doing some more voice over work. I love creating all different types of characters! I think this stems from being trained in England at one of the top drama academies and studying so many great accents. They stuck when I came back to the states, and then I just started creating crazy character voices of my own, for the work that I was hired for. I do have some other great surprises in store that I cannot wait to share, and believe me you will be the first to know! I guess I can tell you a little bit about the one that is really close to my heart and has taken almost 15 years to perfect. It’s a new apparatus that I created and it’s truly going to revolutionize the way people work out. It feels that good and the results are priceless!!
My mind Shireen, has been in such a creative spin, I even came up with a reality show idea that actually is really fresh. I’m also working on finishing my books and finding the right illustrators. These are my babies that need to leave the nest. And last but not least, is the motivational Program that is now complete!!! I really do love the artistic side of this business. I have been so privileged to have been taught by the best in the world and to perform in so many places around the world. Whatever is to come, this is chapter two, and I am ready! What would make this journey complete would be to find the right man that would like to share the ride!!! “Not Bad For Not Being 20!”
SC: You made so many New Friends at the benefit with your wonderful attitude and zest for life. What message can you give all the members of Society’s Choice, who follow and support you and want to thank you for all you have done to help the NWF?
DW: To all my New and Old friends of Society’s Choice:
After having the honor and true privilege to get to know so many of you, I can honestly say, you are all a blessing and I thank you for you. Never let anything or anyone stop who you are meant to be and where you are meant to go on this amazing journey of life. No matter how much you have to go through again and again, I truly believe that perseverance, conviction and love of who you are and what you believe will help you achieve what and where you want to be. With such a great circle of friends all around you, there is nothing you can’t do if you don’t give up on you and all those who believe in you. So, here is to the entire great journey’s to come and all the fun, together!!!
Blessings and Love to All My Friends
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