In light of TIME Magazine's new edition of the 100 Most Influential People. I'm gonna start a new challenge. #InfluentialPeopleChallenge, Pick one person & talk about how influential they are. Then that person has to pick someone that they feel is influential & talk about them.
@imcarloreyes I met this guy, I wanna say around 2012, 2013ish. He was teaching drop in's at @koredancestudio & I started taking a couple of his classes. I instantly recognized his talents. The way he moved & his music selections were like no other's I had taken at that point. It was around that time I had also discovered another talent of his, music. He can play the guitar magnificently & his voice was unique. He tends to keep his musical talents pretty low key which is a shame cause I feel like he could prosue. I would every now & then bug him about doing a jam session or have him put out that song he wrote in full. He disappeared for a year or so till he came back & eventually started dancing at @3rdstreetbeat. A real turning point happened with him at @yegkinesis this year when he gave what I would personally describe as his grand oppus if his entire dance career up to this point. A piece that was filled with so much emotion & passion, it represented everything you needed to know about him. It was at that moment I knew I needed him for a video i wanted to put together. He had a certain level of maturity & awareness that i knew he was that special of a person to cast in that video. Though he ultimately but respectfully turned it down I let him know how I felt & how much I wanted him to be in it. Carlo has a style of his own & doesn't care what anybody thinks of it. He's always interactive with everyone that's around his orbit. He has the most humble personality of anybody I know & that to me is what makes him influential.
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