*Heads up for our listeners, this episode was recorded pre-pandemic*
In this episode, we sit down with creative arts powerhouse, Cye Bongalos. Cye began his dance career journey back in 2007 and trained with teams such as Future Shock, Culture Shock San Diego, and Super Galactic Beat Manipulators. Cye has over 13 years dance experience and has spent more than 7,000 hours perfecting his craft. We talk with Cye about his first audition, pursuing dance with non-traditional Filipino parents, and going “all in”. We also take a deep dive into creating and implementing habits, being laser focused, Cye’s American Idol audition, and what’s next for Legacy Arts Creative Studio.
In this episode, we explore:
03:09 Let’s start at the very beginning
04:23 Choosing a path for dance
06:00 Hello Adam Lambert, you probably don’t remember me
06:51 Cye’s first audition, a pivotal moments in his dance career
07:34 Pursuing dance with “non-traditional” Filipino parents
09:15 Build your opportunities
11:17 Battling self-doubt
12:30 Cye’s journey as a choreographer and balancing dance with everyday life
14:00 A Balancing Act: An employee, an entrepreneur, and director
15:15 Creating and implementing habit: a path to success
17:28 Laser Focus: a path forward
18:44 Legacy Creative Arts Studio and creating a legacy: leaving your mark
19:37 Offerings at Legacy Creative Arts Studio: an expansive perspective
21:14 Dance vs. Singing: What’s easier to learn?
23:17 Cye: the next Justin Timberlake?
23:34 Auditioning for American Idol
24:32 Cye’s mentors and finding inspiration
26:47 Indulging in the dance community
27:20 The evolving dance community: a shift in focus
29:42 Fashion and its evolution in dance
31:36 Finding influence everywhere
32:02 Designing Legacy Creative Arts Studio: A simplistic approach
36:02 Life skills to become a successful entrepreneur
39:16 Rapid fire questions
41:18 Cye’s favorite SGBM medley
43:20 What’s next for SGBM
46:26 Dance: an ageless, all inclusive art
48:04 Legacy’s first showcase and what’s next for the studio?
51:50 What’s good in the dance community?
53:14 Closing remarks
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Special thanks to Jane Banares for creating our Co-Lab Podcast artwork!
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