NAME: Stephen Perez
CURRENT POSITION: Professional Dancer
WHERE IS YOUR HOME TEAM: Sydney
WHO DO YOU PLAY FOR NOW: Sydney
WHAT’S YOUR GAME PLAN: It's always been a dream of mine to be able to travel around the world and perform on all the famous theatres and stages. I would also love to further pursue my acting career as I’ve always had a passion for it. On top of that, I’d love to open up a dance centre for disabled children and teach them how to dance.
WHAT’S YOUR STRATEGY TO ACHIEVE IT: I train and work hard to achieve my ultimate goals. The feeling of achieving something you’ve worked so hard for, and knowing that you have given your all is why i don’t give up. Also I want to enjoy the journey towards my dreams.
LIST 1 OR 2 ‘GOLD MEDAL’ MOMENTS IN YOUR LIFE: I guess the most ‘gold medal moment’ of my life to date would have to be making it into the top 20 of So You Think You Can Dance Australia 2014. Ever since I was 13, I was watching the show air in the U.S and I told myself that one day I would audition for the show and get on. So when it came around again, I knew I had to do it. I wouldn’t trade that feeling of being on TV and getting to do what I love for all of Australia to witness for anything else in this world.
It’s hard to think of only a few Gold medal moments because they all mean so much to me! I guess another would have to be dancing for Kylie Minogue or Ricky Martin. They were both big moments in my life.
WHO ARE YOUR CHAMPIONS: first and foremost my parents are my champions. They never hindered me from following my dreams and did everything they could to help me get to where I am today. I can never thank them enough.
IN YOUR OPINION, WHAT MAKES AN EVERYDAY CHAMPION: Someone who lives and loves life to the fullest. They work hard for what they want to achieve in life but never push people down in order to get to where they want. It’s someone who makes the most out of the life they are given.
WHAT’S YOUR MOTTO: Nothing is impossible to the one who wants it.