Dancing for JLO
I'm a dancer from New Zealand who has been selected to back up dance for Jennifer Lopez in Las Vegas.
I come from a small town Tokoroa and always dreamt of being a dancer. A passion of mine that started from a very young age and has now become a reality.....
Being from Tokoroa, i was limited to achieving this dream. I had to commute to and from Hamilton and Auckland 3-4x a week for classes and rehearsals as well as maintaining a full time job.
It was physically, mentally and financially challenging but i knew i had to make it work.
In 2012 i auditioned for Parris Goebels The Royal Family. A choreographer and company i knew i had to be apart of to grow as a dancer and achieve my dream.
I was successful and have been apart of the company ever since.
The move to Auckland was the biggest sacrifice i had to make. I always saw Tokoroa as my home. I was comfortable, i had my family and didn't no the outside world.
Now i am based in Auckland and have just been given the opportunity to back up dance for Jennifer Lopez at her Las Vegas show "All I Have". I auditioned amongst 300 other male dancers and was successful to be apart of the final 7 :).
How do i feel? Overwhelmed with all the love and support but most importantly, all the hard work i did has paid off. The sweat and tears is all for this! If you truly put your mind to it, you can do it.
Apart of this process is moving to Las Vegas which requires a VISA, Flights and Accommodation which means money! Unfortunately this is something i do not have a lot of.
I'm not asking for you to donate a lot but I would appreciate your generosity if you could donate what you can. Every donation helps.
A dancer from New Zealand finally getting to live his dream!
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This page was created on 11 Oct 2015 and closed on 8 Nov 2015.