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Today we’d like to introduce you to Gabe De Guzman.

Gabe, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
Dance was not originally a choice in the start. I had asthma and needed to find an indoor sport that would keep me active but not have me coming home sick every day from trying different sports. My sister and mom persuaded me to try one dance class, and now it’s my passion and career that I pursue today.

We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
I choreograph hip hop pieces and routines, teach workshops worldwide, while still learning as a dancer. Usually when I create dances and choreography, I love to showcase what makes me stand out from the population of dancers around the world. The message that I hope people take away from when I dance is to stay one of a kind to who you are and never let anyone tell you wrong. When I was in middle school, I was bullied for being a male dancer and for not being out on the field playing “real sports”. But I wasn’t going to let these people tell me how run my life and take away the path I am choosing. Now, I’m thankful for sticking to what makes me happy and for all the amazing dance and choreography opportunities that I’ve received and have not even graduated high school yet.

The sterotype of a starving artist scares away many potentially talented artists from pursuing art – any advice or thoughts about how to deal with the financial concerns an aspiring artist might be concerned about?
I personally think that the stereo typing of a starving artist has become an old thing in the past. Dance and choreography specifically, has changed and evolved so much in the last few years. There are so many outlets and areas now that have become available to many dancers and choreographers these days that gives them many more job opportunities. One example is the social media, which I personally have benefited from since I started dancing professionally. With more artists using social media to promote their work, job opportunities have tremendously increased and result  to more financial advantage and stability to many of them.

Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
The best way to view my choreography and performances is the wonderful thing we call social media. I have an official YouTube “Gabe De Guzman”, Facebook “Gabe De Guzman Official”, and Instagram @gabedofficial where a click of a button can take you to one of my creations. People can support my work once again through social media, or I post opportunities where audiences can view live as well as flyers for workshops.

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Club Mickey Mouse, Nick Gonzalez, Fly Girl Photo, Form Creative Co

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