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Brandon Esparza 🌐  Dance ✖️ Film ✖️ Create ▪️ CHI -> LA ▪️ Chief Content Officer / @kmdanceacademy ▪️ Director / @maverickdanceproject

She’s holding her babies and I’m holding mine 📷
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#storysawitfirst
@courtnipoe

SIX MONTHS since I began my journey driving from Chicago to LA. Craziness.

To get real with y’all for a moment, just 3-5 years ago I was a severely depressed kid failing out of high school. Just the THOUGHT of being there gave me so much anxiety - countless times I called my mom crying in the bathroom where I ate my lunch to come and pick me up early. This is some real stuff I haven’t opened up about to ANYBODY.

75% of the time, I skipped school to stay at home and work on my PASSIONS. Choreography, my dance crew, graphic design, art, business. The 25% of the time I was at school, I’d be asleep for more than half the day because I was up all night working on the stuff that actually fulfilled me. My teachers and peers thought I’d be a failure, simply for not fitting into their system.

It was hard. I thought those days were my forever and I wanted nothing more than for them to be over. It became so hard to believe there was a life outside of high school and the people who consistently shut me down and tried to make me feel stupid for being “that dancer kid”. I just couldn’t fathom the thought of putting time and energy into school when I could use it towards my dreams.

Eventually the noise got to me, and I became not the best kid. Made stupid decisions. Saw some things that I wish I never had to experience. I can put the blame on other people, but really, I was the one who chose to listen to the bad influence. But without that, I would not be HALF of who I am today. I needed that to SEE what could happen to me if I decided to throw my potential out the window. Dance and art have literally, and I mean LITERALLY, saved my life.

A lot has changed since then. But with all that being said, it’s so much bigger than me. It’s for who I can impact through what I’ve learned and what I’ve experienced. It’s for the kid who feels like giving up. I want nothing more than to be an ounce of hope, a good influence, and give the world a mission to trust God’s plan for your life and FOLLOW. YOUR. PASSIONS.

Beautiful things happen when you do.

TEAM. We’ve got a TEAM right here. Majorly excited to be expanding and directing the @kmdanceacademy Creative Team with some absolutely INCREDIBLE talent. Boutta make some major waves, make some major moves, younawmsayinn!!
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Thank you to my brotha/mentor/partner @antoinetroupe for bringing us together and to you, @kolaniemarks and @mrseileen808 for believing in me and my work and trusting me to showcase everything that KreativMndz is about. Truly a special place.
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SHOUTOUT to the TEAM for being DOPE! Best part, we all dance.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUUU @kerriemilne!! 🎉🎁🎈
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MAN. Extremely grateful our paths have crossed shortly after we both moved to LA. I could go on about how much I adore you but you know what it is. Cheers to many more 🤞🏽❤️
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@kerriemilne for @flyclothingworldwide
Produced - @kerriemilne
Studio - @lavishstudios
Film/Edit - @brandonesparza

Got hype with this lil situation for my boy @officialjoshprice. He think he fly or whateva. More of these coming sooon!!
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@officialjoshprice for @flyclothingworldwide
Produced - @kerriemilne
Studio - @lavishstudios
Film/Edit - @brandonesparza
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ALSO for those who are interested, feel free to follow my private account @brandonesparza2 to see some yet-to-be-released content and give me some feedback. It ain’t a finsta. Trust. Lol

SWIPE 👈🏽 - Got a few really cool yet-to-be-released projects I can’t WAIT to share with you guys. Really focusing on upping the quality of my work to it’s fullest potential and collaborating with some incredible people. It’s straight movies all 2019. 🎥🎬
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A lil BTS look at tonight’s shoot. Always a pleasure creating with @djsmartjr. HUGE fan of this guy’s work and vision. Get in tune if you haven’t already 👊🏽
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#MOREcreative

Ya boy in front of the camera?! Yup. Couldn’t leave Ireland without getting down next to @kerriemilne at @flydancestudiodublin. A straight honor. 🤞🏽
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Haven’t had the chance to dance much the past five months, but when I do, mannnn it feels good. Definitely needs to happen way more often. #thepushwasveryreal hahaha
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▪️ Choreography by the incredible @kerriemilne and @dezsoliven
▪️ Filmed by my guy @douglasreddan
▪️ Captured at @flydancestudiodublin

WE DID IT. First trip outside of the states, complete. Pretty fly. 🇺🇸 ✈️ 🇮🇪
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I have so much on my mind I’d like to say, but really I’ll just start it and end it with an appreciation post for this one right here.
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@kerriemilne, THANK YOU for bringing me out and trusting me to capture this insanely cool project for you. Being around you is a CONSTANT source of inspiration and opportunity to learn. The world and your kids here are truly truly blessed to have you 🤞🏽
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Stay tuned for my personal after-movie and a film presented by the kids of @flydancestudiodublin. (y’all are sooo dope btw. thankful to experience a portion of your journey and can’t wait to see where all of this hard work takes you guys)
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Lil side note, I never believed it when they told me.. but jet lag is a VERY real thing lol. Back to LA this weekend, whassgoood y’all!

“If you want to be the greatest, you’ve gotta work harder than everybody else.”
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Mann.. ain’t that a FACT! @antoinetroupe really stay out here with the push.
One of the most inspiring and driven dudes I know and have the PRIVILEGE to be working with as well as @kolaniemarks and @kmdanceacademy.
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Get a dose of Monday Motivation and peep this hype lil edit from member’s training last week. Created by ya boy.
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Let’s push for #MORE y’all!

HAHAHA y’all I STILL cringe every time I watch this. #neverforget 🤣

This aired 5 YEARS AGO to the day and I’m still wondering why my shy 13 y/o self volunteered to do the speaking. 😂😂

Jokes aside, shoutout to @iamsteveharveytv for being that dude and giving us a platform to share our message. The reason I do what I do hasn’t changed from the 13 y/o me talking in this video.

Life experiences. Great times. Maybe next time I won’t sound like I’m about to cry 🙃

Who’s down to see a @definingdiversity reunion though?

Walking into my 19th year of life like WHASSGOOOD!! 🎉

Real talk though, shoutout to 18 for being the one.

A lot has changed in such little time.
New city, new growth, new people, new experiences, and most of all, a new faith.

The faith that made it all possible.

All of my family, friends, students, teachers, mentors, co-workers - THANK YOU for playing a role in my life and making it what it is.

This one is for y’all.

Another year of relentlessly pursuing the best version of myself, so I can be the best that I can be for the people around me.

Another year of chasing the dream.

Another year of never letting my age, failures, or distractions stop me.

With all that being said, let’s win 🤟🏽

Scheminnn!!

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