Get to know the Dancer // Salvatore Bonilla
Get to know some of the dancers at DCCD, their inspiration, and where their training began! We would like to introduce Salvatore Bonilla!
1. How long have you been dancing?
I have been dancing for four years now.
2. Why did you start dancing?
I saw a performance at my high school, and I was completely blown away by the amazing work that was out on stage; I fell in love with it the moment I saw it. I wanted to do that and so I went for it.
3. Who or what is your biggest dance inspiration?
I’d have to say my mom. She has pushed me further than anyone in my life ever has. She quit when she was younger and she’s regretted it ever since. I dance to make my mom proud, and so that she can see her, and my, dreams come true on stage.
4. What is your proudest dance achievement so far?
I have been blessed with many achievements in my career so far. I’d have to say that the biggest one is having Josh ask me to join DCCD for this up-coming season. I cannot thank Josh enough for this amazing opportunity to kick-start my professional career.
5. Tell us about your hobbies outside of dance.
Well, I don’t really do much besides dance. I love the fact that dance consumes a good part of my life because I love every minute of it. I like to read a good book every once in a while though!
6. Chose one word to describe your dancing techniques.
Free. I like to think of being some place where there is no judgment of what movement is suppose to look like. I move in a way that I feel unrestricted by anything and feel free to do what I want.
7. What is your favorite dance quote?
“Dance, dance, otherwise we are lost.” Pina Bausch
Photo by Tania Lopez