Interview with Konnor [email protected](konnoriovino)
Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?
I was brought in this career path by my great friends in the dance industry: Dancers from the Jabbawockees, Kinjaz, and many more crews around the world. I’ve started dancing 12+ years ago and have attended 100’s of battles, performances, music videos, and other massive worldwide events in the dance industry. I am grateful and blessed to have met the people I have in my dance career.
Can you share the most interest in exciting happened to you since you started doing this?
Once I started dancing. I had the opportunity to collaborate with Futuristic in his music videos, gained sponsorship from many different companies that are in the hip hop industry. Met tons of celebrities that I looked up to in the many years I’ve been dancing. My biggest milestone was getting my name out there and getting the chance to meet a Bone collector, Mari Koda, Cameron Boyce, and many other influential artists in my life.
Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them thrive and not “burn out”?
Stay consistent, network, and be original. Never copy someone and never try to be like someone. Be yourself and train hard in your craft to excel and reach the next level. Ask for help and always make sure you challenge yourself to do things outside of your comfort zone.
None of us can succeed without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story?
I thank my man Boogie Frantick and KeAnna, they’ve pushed me, inspired me, and challenged me to go outside of my comfort zone to achieve the success that I have today. Not only that I wouldn’t have met the people I have met and done the collaborations I have done without the help that they gave me.
How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?
Inspired kids to push themselves for greatness, helped trouble kids escape the darkness in their lives. Brought happiness to other countries when performing, and left the message in my craft for other dancers that you can do anything you put your mind to.
Do you have a favourite “written Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life?
That life can change in a second. I’ve learned from this quote drastically! Once I started my craft in dance and stayed consistent for many years. I became better not only in my craft but as a better and more happier human being. This helped me in focusing on my content, kept me humble always!, and pushed me to strive for my goals in life and in dance. If you put your mind to it you can achieve anything.
How can our readers follow you on social media?
They can reach my instagram @konnoriovino.
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