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Charleston native performs during Superbowl Halftime show

By Ann McGill|February 9, 2021 at 7:27 PM EST - Updated February 9 at 7:36 PM

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Charleston native Kedrick Pasley landed a dream job during the Superbowl.

He was one of the dancers performing during the halftime show with singer The Weeknd.

“It was really exciting and still surreal and I keep replaying it in my head,” Pasley said.

The West Ashley native graduated from the Charleston County School of the Arts in 2012. He played “Charlie The Riverdog” for several years and was “Spike The Bulldog” mascot at SC State University all four years of his college career in Orangeburg.

He is now a performer at Disney in the Beauty and the Beast production.

A guest choreographer who taught him during his teen years at Just Dance in Charleston has kept up with his career. The choreographer texted him two weeks before the Superbowl, to ask if he wanted to be a part of the performance.

“It was this long paragraph, I only saw the first three lines, that read: halftime, The Weeknd, and perform. And I was like yes, yes, I don’t know what else I need to do, yes.” Pasley said.

He lives in Orlando and had to drive to Tampa everyday for rehearsals.

“We all got Covid tested every 48 hours to protect each other and the players of course, because they play without masks on and we’re on the field you know. We rehearsed pretty much everyday for about a week and a half straight, the rehearsals ranged from about seven to nine hours each day.”

Pasley says it was like an out of body experience.

“As soon as the lights went dark in the stadium is when I kinda left my body basically. I was like ok, we’re here, we’re here.”

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