I found her fascinating and decided to dig a little deeper. Her credentials are impressive, having studied ballet at the age of 3 and winning a scholarship to study under Arthur Mitchell at the Dance Theater of Harlem as an 11 year old. She has worked with some industry heavy hitters, most notably Janet Jackson (during her recent promotional tour) and served as assistant choreographer/dancer to Christina Aguilera during her "Stripped" world tour.
She is also delightful and refreshing while being interviewed. Telisha is currently on tour with JYJ, who have completed the North American Leg and are currently in Japan and headed to Seoul for the tour's completion. No discussion of this woman would be complete without drama, unfortunately. I have to mention a recent bit of "controversy"surrounding our girl here. Some of you may be aware that Telisha has suffered from virulent racist attacks on twitter due to her friendship with JYJ and specifically Junsu.
Telisha has been quite upfront about her interest in him and of course, this has some fans in an uproar. To show just how gangsta she is, she created this K Pop inspired "mock" track to show how much she gives a damn about racist/immature/jealous fans. Now whether she is bumpin' uglies with Junsu is of no interest to me. They are both grown and if they dig one another enough to be intimate, then it's their business. Please listen to the lyrics closely, as she serves a facial to the idiots throwing vitriol her way.
As always, I find myself not in the least bit surprised by the hostility and hate she has received over the past year. What is interesting, is the belief that she did this without the permission of JYJ. As a professional, she knows that a youtube video mocking fans due to her association with the 3 would be career suicide. No one of her experience and maturity would pull a stunt like this. So this idea that she is some kind of siren leading this "boys" astray is just pure grade A bullshit. At the end of the day, Telisha is a truly gifted performer and I admire her grace and strength as she keeps moving forward in her fantastic career. She is one to watch for in the future.