5 QUESTIONS WITH TANGO LEADAZ
When did you first discover your passion for dance?
Not sure exactly when I discovered my passion for dance but I would say at a young age. I've always danced and love dancing but it wasn't till I was older and saw a home video of me around 3 or 4 years old dancing and imitating Michael Jackson that I realized something about dancing caught me early in life.
What was your first big break? And how did it come about?
My first big break I would say would probably be getting the chance to choreograph for Omarion. How it came about was interesting. I received a DM on IG from him asking for my contact info. I didn't believe it was his real page so instead of my phone number I just gave my email address. I received an email from him a week later saying that he has an opportunity for me and that he wants my phone number. I still wasn't convinced but gave my phone number anyway. A week or so after that in the middle of a rehearsal my phone rings and when I answered it was Omarion. He said he saw my IG and loves my work and how I move. He explained to me that he has a new song called Distance and wants me to be apart of it. Next thing I know I was on a plane with Omarion to South Africa to choreograph his video. It was crazy because I have always been a fan and would have been completely happy with just being an extra in an Omarion video. I used to watch his vids over and over wishing I could dance for him. So that was a special moment because it felt like full circle.
What accomplishment to date are you most proud of?
I'm proud of the fact that I decided to follow my dreams and fully focus on entertainment. I packed up my things and left my family, good job, and good apartment to move to LA where nothing was certain and I knew only one person. But I had faith and did not let fear of the unknown deter me from going to where I needed to go.
Why did you launch your brand?
I launched my brand because I felt there needed to be more Dancehall awareness in LA. Many people want access to the culture whether through music, dance, food, knowledge and I want to bring more togetherness between the people who are in the culture and those that want to experience it. People come to my class for dance and a lot of times further inquire about music, parties, where to find Jamaican food etc so I'm able to lead them further on their journey through the culture.
What is the one thing we should know about you and your classes?
The one thing people should know about my classes is that it's all about having a good time and expressing yourself. Good vibez, good people, good energy that's all that's required!