Today we’d like to introduce you to Jonas Suber.
So, before we jump into specific questions, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I’m originally from Bryan/College Station, Texas and I’ve been living in Los Angeles for six years now. I grew up the middle out of five children with four sisters and being the only boy wasn’t always easy, especially because I loved to dance but since that wasn’t a “normal” thing for my family, I grew up mostly playing sports such as basketball, football, track, etc. We were also a religious family and went to church every Sunday! I know God is the head of my life and the reason why I’m even alive today. But with all of those extracurricular activities, dance remained something I deeply enjoyed in my heart. I wanted to be an entertainer from a young age. I fell in love with the art and I was actually good at it! I’ve always had rhythm and so much energy, I just needed an outlet to really express myself.
So when I turned 14, I joined a dance studio training in hip-hop, jazz, ballet, contemporary. I then started attending different dance conventions that newly were on the rise in the early 2000’s. Once I graduated high school, I attended Texas A&M Univ. for a year and while there joined the school’s hip-hop dance ensemble, but that just wasn’t enough for me so I packed up my bags and moved to LA, where I worked for a valet company as well as train to become the professional dancer/actor that I am today. It definitely wasn’t the easiest process but I’m so grateful for the journey that I’m on.
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?
The road was definitely not always the easiest. The culture shock of moving to a huge metropolitan city alone can make anyone be fearful. Me being 19 years old and moving alone heightened those fears of failure and not being good enough even more. Other factors such as my parents not fully supporting me and not because they didn’t believe in my dreams, but they just wanted the best for me and for me to go to college to get a degree. The financial struggles of being new to bills like rent, and utilities and credit cards all takes a toll on you as well. You seriously have to be a strong individual to be able to take a risk like that and stick with it for years on top of that. But when you have your successes and confirmations come to light, it makes every struggle worth it.
We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
I am a dancer/actor/choreographer. I’m signed to Clear Talent Group LA’s dance department and I’m also signed to Ideal Talent Agency’s commercial department. I’ve been studying and learning and perfecting my craft for over a decade and my determination, persistence, consistency, and mostly patience with myself as well as my journey is what I feel ultimately sets myself apart from other individuals. I’m mostly proud because that six years old little boy is living out his dreams every day while also getting the satisfaction from all of the hard work and sacrifices that his parents took for him. It’s a blessing to have that happen for me in my short time here.
What were you like growing up?
Growing up, I was definitely a shy yet very opinionated individual. I didn’t always like being the center of attention, but when I had something to say, I was going to be heard whether the people around me wanted to listen or not. I had my core group of friends, but I generally got along with everyone I came in contact with. I was very goal driven and knew I didn’t want high school to be my greatest accomplishment, which is why I feel that I made it to LA from such a small city and have truly thrived. Nothing ordained by God for you will be taken away, and that alone has gotten me through so much.
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