In today’s episode we sit down with San Diego based dancer, Kevin Nierva. We jump right in and talk about Kevin’s presence in the San Diego dance community and Kevin clears the air about being called “KJ” vs. “Kevin”. Kevin reveals his motivation behind dance and finding support among a family of artists and creatives. Kevin pays homage to his brother and shares his favorite moments in his career while paving the way for a new wave of All-Male. As Kevin reflects on his dance career, we take a walk down memory lane and he gives us insight into the balance between being dance competitors and friends. Kevin speaks candidly about how the pandemic has affected his dance career and the toll it has taken on his mental health. We talk with Kevin about the differences between dance in Southern and Northern California and bridging the two together. We ask Kevin to give his insight on how the dance community in South Bay can benefit from Northern California dancers and vice versa. We engage in a fun round of Rapid Fire with Kevin and he shares his intrigue for watching cooking videos. We talk about what Kevin envisions for his career in the next several years and we wrap the episode with his opinion on what’s good in the dance community.
In this episode, we explore:
04:24 The start of Kevin’s dance career
07:01 Paving the way for All-Male
13:30 Dancing during a pandemic
17:08 The differences in Northern & Southern Cali dance
35:29 Rapid Fire
42:42 Kevin, the Chef?
45:36 What’s next for Kevin Nierva?
49:39 What’s good in the dance community?
52:50 Closing remarks
This episode’s guest:
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Bachelor- Choreography by Kevin Nierva
You- Choreography by Kevin Nierva
Freestyle (Jan. 27, 2020)- Kevin Nierva
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-Jane Banares for creating our Co-Lab Podcast artwork
Music by Sam Stan - Das Boo - https://thmatc.co/?l=997FC418
Music by SkeetOnTheBeat - Late Night - https://thmatc.co/?l=E76B5749
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