JC Caoile moved to the Bay Area when he was 18 years old from the Philippines for the "American Dream." Yet, he found himself flipping burgers at a job he hated. He dabbled in dance as a kid so to escape from the dread of his job he joined some hip-hop dance groups.
Little did he know that dance would bring him on a journey where he would start his own dance group, Str8jacket, and eventually performing on two NBC network shows. Str8jacket is now known as one of the most creative and innovative hip-hop dance groups in the Bay Area and is making waves all across the country.The journey was anything but easy and JC almost gave up on dance many times. Once he made a decision to be "all in" it changed everything.
We talk about
The gritty early days of starting a hip-hop dance group - it wasn't always smooth sailing!
Resistance during the creative journey
Recognizing when you need to be "all in" on a creative path
Staying focused on producing work and not chasing opportunities
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