Today we’d like to introduce you to Alexis Vazquez.
Alexis, before we jump into specific questions about your work, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I’m just a regular degula shmegula guy from New York with big dreams. Born and raised in queens New York! Through some unfortunate circumstances I was raised in between 2 homes but was fortunate to have a loving family. I was adopted at the age of 2, years went by Where I went in between seeing separate parents throughout the weekends. My aunt took the responsibility to raise me as if I was her own, she gave me the best life! she taught so much in such little time. That came to an end, after 6 years of fighting mother wins the case and I get move back with her.
Growing up a teenager in a different neighborhood that wasn’t quite the best, I had to keep my self distracted from the reality of my circumstances. I played sports after school (Basketball, football, baseball, bowling and track and field) and found a passion in dance all at the same time. Growing up and having to discover myself authentic self was probably the hardest thing to do but the best journey thus far!
I continued playing sports all through my teenage years and high school, at some point in high school I was so passionate for dance I wanted to pursue it professionally, so I did. People think it’s rainbows and unicorns because I dance but don’t understand the amount of work that goes into our craft. It’s a pretty dope feeling being able to get to do what you love, even travel the world doing it.
Fast forward, I jumped on a plane and moved to Los angles, California and what an experience it’s been. Recently featured in American Horror Story 1984, touring with the amazing Debora Cox and I’ve worked on some cool projects that will be released later this year.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Life a smooth road? Ha! Many obstacles and challenges, We can start with society alone. We can go deeper and personal into my life growing up around drugs, gangs and alcoholism. Figuring it out on my own was definitely a struggle but the arts were my distraction. I’ve always said dance saved my life. Whether it was minor or huge struggle in the moment I realized this moment is temporary and it doesn’t define my life. You get inspired and start doing what you want to do.
We’d love to hear more about your work.
As an Entertainer what we do is limitless, from dancing to acting and dressing up it goes on. I’m Always playing a role weather its me being a Male lead, the Latin love interest in a music video or being in a all men’s aerobics class in AHS 1984. I get to wear multiple hats as an artist, I’d say the love comes from the reaction of my audience. I’m passionate in everything I do and I want everyone and anyone to the least feel something watching perform. Specializing in Latin dance and partner work/lifts I learn to connect and trust my partner as I want to connect and trust my audience. We gain from the experience.
I’ve been very blessed with the opportunities to have worked with so many amazing artists. Deborah Cox, Jidenna, Teyana Taylor, Karmin, TV shows, Tours. Who knows what we’ll be doing this time next next year? THE HUSTLE NEVER STOPS!
Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
Luck is preparation meeting the moment of opportunity, there is no luck without you being prepared to handle that moment of opportunity.
– Oprah Winfrey
- Email: Alexisvazquez321@icloud.com
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