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Dancer Spotlight: Orlando Paz, '23


Orlando Paz

Senior, Class of 2023

he/him


 

What is the best thing about being back in person?

The best thing about being back in person is being able to build relationships with my classmates and teachers that was impossible to do through a screen.


What is your favorite thing about LACHSA right now?

My favorite thing about LACHSA right now is how understanding teachers are when it comes to catching up on school work after a show.


What are your goals for this year as a Dance Major?

This year my goals are to gain more knowledge and control over my body and to focus on my own growth without comparing myself to how great others may be.

What is something you’re looking forward to experiencing this year as a Dance major?

This year I’m looking forward to applying to colleges to pursue my dance major and I’m looking forward to the senior solo show.



What is your favorite food?

Surprisingly my favorite food is pizza, I can eat a whole box in one sitting.


What is your favorite color?

My favorite color is currently brown.


What is your astrological sign?

My zodiac sign is a Leo.


Do you have an outside hobby?

There isn’t a specific hobby I like to do outside but I like to stay active.




What is your favorite type of music to listen to?

My favorite music genre is Reggaeton

What is your favorite type of music to dance to?

I like to dance to Reggaeton or Bachata

If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?

If I could choose a superpower it would be to teleport because it would be way easier to get around.





Do you have any future summer plans that are dance related? Any summer

intensives? Competitions? Workshops? Etc.

This summer I hope to be attending CSSSA and I’m also looking forward to attending PDI in New Mexico in September.


Knowing what you know now, what advice would you give your freshman self?

f I could give my freshman self advice it would be to not hold back and to fully commit with putting myself out of my comfort zone . I would also tell myself to not give up when things get hard or when they don’t go as “planned” because nobody is perfect.