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Conversations with Jacob Soble

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jacob Soble.

Hi Jacob, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start maybe you can share some of your backstory with our readers?
My passion for Choreography started at the age of 15, when I began to create my own movement.  I realized I had a gift which allowed me to express through movement, the feeling I would have when listening to music. As I gained confidence in my abilities, I found my inner my voice which enabled me to evolve and grow organically.  I believe my mission in the dance world is to help others tap into their inner voice by giving them a more natural process and approach to finding movement when dancing.  My choreography consists of texture, intention & storytelling which gives each dancer a more meaningful experience.

My choreography was first recognized in 2016, when I was awarded the top choreographer at a dance competition in Los Angeles.  Since then, my choreography has been recognized numerous times in the competition and concert dance world.

In 2016 I also started a non-profit outreach program, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization (EIN 82-1819226), called ‘Love 2 Dance Inc.’ I have proudly donated my time teaching students contemporary dance after school in the East County School District. I hope to make a difference by inspiring a new generation of dancers who do not have the financial means to pursue dance.

My work has been shared mostly throughout studios in San Diego, primarily at the Culture Shock Training Academy San Diego, where I lead movement-based contemporary every week. My movement direction has also been contracted by companies and artists. I am still experiencing my own interpretation and bringing it to life day by day, redefining what I know as movement and expression.

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
It has not been a smooth road for me. However, the obstacles I’ve encountered have made me and continue to make me more resilient. I’ve had my fair share of rejections, but I realize that it’s not a reflection of my talent or what I offer.  Rejection is just one person’s opinion, which does not in any way mean that I am not worthy.  It’s important to believe in yourself and continue to move forward in whatever you’re trying to achieve.

As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
I am most known for my cinematic approach when teaching.  My unorthodox process is what sets me apart from others, unleashing the full potential of each dancer.  My dancers say they feel they are “dancing from the soul.”  To me I look at what I do as “movement therapy.”  I always try to provide a safe space for my dancers. My choreography accentuates each dancer’s strengths and provides meaning and purpose with each and every movement. My passion for choreography is evident the moment I begin to create. My musicality and unique style have been described as captivating, inspiring and breathtaking.  My dynamic routines add emotion to music videos while engaging audiences at live performances.

Can you share something surprising about yourself?
I can come off as being comfortable interacting & talking in front of groups of people, but when I am not in my ‘flow of teaching’ I am quite the opposite.  I tend to be a bit more introverted.

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Image Credits
Personal Photo Photographer: Wendy W. Smith Leopard Pant Picture & Flexible picture on gate Photographer: Wendy W. Smith Pictures on Stairs, Train Track, and green structure Photographer: Adrian Tapia Picture in Fountain splashing water: Molly Morrison

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