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Check Out Nikolas Bermea’s Story

Today we’d like to introduce you to Nikolas Bermea.

Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
I started dancing as a mascot my sophomore year for my high school in Texarkana, Texas. I would dress up as a leopard, and every fourth quarter the band would play and I would dance the whole time and just hype up the audience. I then moved to Leander, Texas, which is right outside of Austin, and I started taking dance classes at a local studio my junior year. At first, I only took hip hop classes, but then, the next year, I decided to branch out into other styles and see how that would benefit my dancing. After my senior year, I went to college at TWU in Denton, Texas and dove even deeper into my love for movement. I shortly moved to California to pursue my professional career in dance and teach along the process.

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
I believe that’s it’s never a smooth road. Some struggles I’ve faced were staying driven and confident in the work I was producing. I often found myself feeling down or just not wanting to make anything because I felt as if my work, or movement, weren’t good enough, or even if they were presentable, but the more I realized that it’s my path and it’s MY work and how I should be proud of it, the easier it got to drown out those thoughts.

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
I specialize mainly in hip-hop dancing, but I use my experience with other styles and try to incorporate that into my movement. Something I’m most proud of is watching the amazing kids I teach on a weekly basis get better and better every week and seeing their passion and drive growth as well is the most rewarding feeling and I believe that’s what sets me apart from the rest. My joy for my craft and my students will always give me the most amount of happiness.

Have you learned any interesting or important lessons due to the Covid-19 Crisis?
I’ve learned to really trust myself and love what I do. As the pandemic started, it was really easy for me to not want to do anything, but that also led to me falling out of what I love most and when I started to move again it felt foreign or wrong. The more I started to drown out those feelings of not being good enough or confident enough with what I produce, the more I realized that this is what I want to do.

Contact Info:

  • Email: nikbermea2017@gmail.com
  • Instagram: @nikolas.bermea

Image Credits
@cheriecarlsonphotography

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