Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (BS)

Date Information

May 2015

Department

Sport and Movement Science

First Advisor

Meghan McLyman

Abstract

Miley Cyrus is the pop music industry's current puzzle. The public cannot seem to figure her out and neither can other music professionals. Her goody-two shoes image was birthed through her role of Disney Pop Princess, Hannah Montana when Cyrus was 12. Since then, she has created four studio albums, released 26 singles, taken a break from music, made headlines for raunchy behavior, chopped off her hair, completely recreated her image, and released a triple-platinum single that also won Video of the Year at the Music Television Video Music Awards in 2014. Miley Cyrus has found the key to success. She is learning the art of success in her industry as she manages to make herself happy while resonating with audiences and selling albums. I created a four-minute piece of dance choreography that reflects the research I have done on the industry and the conclusions I have drawn about the career of Miley Cyrus.

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