Thank you Isaac Tualauleilei for having me in your Carnival piece this month. Performing is my dream, and I’m grateful for the trust and support you’ve given me.
It’s definitely been a while since I’ve attened a dance show. I’m reminded of how beautiful and talented our community is and that none of this experience as a dancer should be taken for granted because to be able to witness this almost every week in LA is an amazing thing. I love the ups.. and I’m beginning to truly appreciate even the downs that come with it, because in the end, it’s all worth it to be able to live a big dream.
In the end I just have to say thank you Lord for love, light, and blessings. The struggle is real, but the experiences of this life continue to feed my soul.
Short interview done at Beatitudes Dance Studio in Hemet.
Thank you to the studio for having me. You guys are amazing and I wish you the best of luck in your dancing endeavors. I can’t wait to see the rising talent waiting to come out of Hemet.
Over the weekend, I was given the greatest privilege to teach in Nuevo Leon, Mexico with these wonderful people!
I would’ve said wonderful “choreographers,” but… to be very honest, Tony, Matt, and Erica are astonishing human beings who are filled with so much light to share with others. They aren’t just teachers, they are beautiful souls who see dancers beyond their movement. They know how to look at people and see them beneath the exterior, which is very valuable in this world saturated with “teachers.” It’s impossible to express in just a few sentences how much I’m inspired by them to become a better me, but thank you Erica, Matt, and Tony for being great examples of what a leader and teacher should be.
Thank you Renee for fun times and the laughs. You protected me in the car from shooting up through the roof! GOT EMS! I owe you my life ;) I hope to see you in LA more!
Thank you to Jason, Emmanuel, Maite and the whole crew for this amazing opportunity. Round 2 of Monterrey was even better than the first, and I was thoroughly pleased with everything. You all deserve a vacation for your hard work! You really know how to take care of people and I can’t thank you enough for your hospitality.
To all of the dancers and beautiful people of Monterrey— I am very blessed to have shared this experience with you. I’m thankful for the laughs, the music, the food, the friendship, and the Tequila! Your hunger and passion has reignited my fire. Thank you for pushing. Thank you for learning with open minds and ears. Thank you for your culture and your friendliness. My heart melts for you all, and I hope to see you again soon.
God bless Mexico. Muchas gracias and I love you.
Thanks to JC Ryan for having me in this recent clip. I don’t usually dance this way, so it’s a great experience to be able to learn new movement and try something new.
The talent here in North Hollywood is so immense. I love it.
It’s definitely been a long time since I’ve posted a video.
Here’s my latest: Letoya — Love Rollercoaster
I’ll do better to post more :) Thanks to everyone for your loyal and loving support. I really appreciate it and it is a God given blessing to be able to have you in my life… even from the other side of a computer screen.
Give it up for some of my favorite girls:
Thank you :)
First new routine after coming back from the Philippines!
**I told Xernan and David that I would do a video for them.. which I have not yet… and I owe ‘em, so.. be on the lookout. I promise I’ll do it :) Sorry, and I love you guys, but I need more time haha!**
Woke up at 8am, drove to Starbucks for my daily coffee, heard this song on the radio, came back home to choreograph, then taught this routine 4 hours later at Debbie’s. I was pretty delirious and had been dancing for hours straight prior to teaching… but it felt good to be back in mah studio!
This video is from my 2nd round of teaching this routine… trying to get back into choreo-mode. Check it.
Yesterday, I met up with the brotha Mike Song to record a piece with him. yay for Debbie Reynold’s Dance Studio :)
Mike and I have known each other for a while now. we went from being Kaba Modern Dance-A-Thon finalists in 2004, to dancing on Kaba Modern together, then Legacy, and now on to the professional world of dance. For the longest time, he’s been one of the most positive and motivating friends in my life. He’s been someone I’ve learned a lot from as well as someone I’ve grown with, being part of the same group and rehearsing so much together. We have lots of crazy Kaba Modern/college memories and I’m really happy to know this guy.
Thanks for everything, Mike!
ps. Check him out in the very first piece I taught Kaba 5 years ago (far left) :D woohoo!!
Here’s my latest to a dubstep track. I love how grimey this song is!
Thank you to the following dancers from Japan and Poland for coming to class and sharing your talent with me: Akane Miyoshi, Ami Saitoh, Kana Takahashi, Sonia Felbur, Misaki Kato, Ola Papior, Mami Osuka
It was my pleasure to have these women in my class this past week, and I can’t thank them enough for their time, energy, and for killin this routine in ways I couldn’t even imagine. Thank you!
Professional video shot during the workshops I taught in Poland. Check out my interview and dancing on the beach at 15:04.
Poland was such an amazing experience for so many reasons—being able to take classes from the other instructors, feeling the energy of the amazing dancers all gathered in one room, great treatment by everyone I met and my hosts.. there were so many great things about it. I miss it and hope to go again! Thank you FNF.
Other interviews by Joesar Alva, Lee Daniel, Erica Sobol, Tony Czar, Kevin Maher, Jun Quemado, George Jones, and Miguel Antonio.