Victoria Santaguida on How Her Passion is Stronger Than Any Ordeal

Tough times have a way of revealing how bad people truly want something. They can either compel people to go after their dreams or veer them away from a dream they thought they wanted. 

True enough, it is easy enough to hold on to a dream when the stakes aren’t high. But Victoria holds on to hers even when the easier option is to let go. 

Victoria Santaguida, an acclaimed international contemporary dancer, has been sending big waves in the industry since she was young. Having already created a name for herself, she decided to share her talent by teaching aspiring dancers who dream of following in her footsteps. Now, the well-loved mentor has successfully equipped her students with the necessary skills and mindset to get into prestigious schools like LaGuardia School of the Arts and the Juilliard School. 

Through the years, she has gained recognition for winning competitions as well as making appearances in music videos of some of the world’s most prominent artists. And driven by her mission of being a source of inspiration, she encourages others to go after their dreams. 

Being a mentor and a teacher, Victoria is highly regarded for her expertise in ballet and contemporary dances. But fueled with an ever-dynamic spirit, she set out to expand her horizons by venturing into other styles of dance such as modern, jazz, hip-hop, and tap. And with this extreme work ethic, the dancer emerges as an unrivaled force in the industry. 

Although Victoria takes pride in her Canadian roots, she felt the need to take her dreams someplace else. So in 2013, she moved to New York City and got the coveted opportunity of performing with the Joffrey Ballet Concert Group, now known as the New York Dance Project, for three seasons. 

After her breakthrough participation in Joffrey, Victoria went on to dance with Complexions Contemporary Ballet under the direction of Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson, where she toured and performed internationally in Jamaica, Switzerland, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and across the United States. And in 2017, she joined Nimbus Dance in Jersey City under the tutelage of Samuel Pott.

Despite doing exceptionally well in the United States, Victoria was still not immune to any of life’s challenges. In 2018, the dancer had to suffer an ankle injury that nearly ended her career. But with the warm support of her family, friends, and mentors, she recovered quicker than any doctor thought she would.

Overcoming the ankle injury she sustained, Victoria has emanated a remarkable sense of physical strength. However, she also takes pride in her emotional and mental tenacity that allowed her to endure the arduous process of obtaining her current work visa. And being an immigrant, she considers this monumental feat as a reminder for those who are in a similar situation to never give up on their dreams. 

But just when things are finally starting to look up, the dancer once again faces another ordeal – the COVID-19 pandemic. And while this global crisis has caused a lot of artists to give up on their passion and to retire from their careers, it has only pushed Victoria to fight even harder. 

Being no stranger to life’s adversities, she knows that undergoing trials are necessary for one to reach the summits of success. Through her persistence, she invites everyone to keep the faith and to trust whatever it is they set their hearts on.

To know more about Victoria, you may visit her Instagram page. 

Trailblazer Syed Hussain Naqvi Proves to be an Industry Leader in the New Generation of Social Media Influencers

There is a growing interest in Eastern and Middle-Eastern culture and art as time goes on. Pop culture is progressively growing less white-centric, and members of ethnic minorities are beginning to receive more attention for their skills and contributions in society.

Syed Hussain Naqvi is a singer, dancer, athlete, and a fashion icon inspiring trends in the United States. Born in Pakistan, he moved to the US in 2009 and has been living in Freehold, New Jersey since then. Now at 23 years old, he is working on a bachelor’s degree in business administration even as he maneuvers through life in the spotlight.

His Facebook account is home to his vocal performances, with his best-performing hits being a song cover of Green Day’s Boulevard of Broken Dreams and a Bollywood song by Darr, Jaadu Teri Nazar, which directly translates to “your gaze is magical.” Dubbed Mr. Allrounder, Syed is sure to give a captivating performance through song and dance, whether through Bollywood or Western music. As he is involved with various sports, and a humanitarian with an impeccable sense of fashion, his aptitude in a variety of skills is enough to label him the jack of all trades suitably.

Extremely pleasing to the senses with his talents and his visuals, his Facebook page has been gaining a lot of traction with his fans. Still, Syed aspires for more and is working to gain more attention to himself and his work on social media. His updates are enjoyed by fans of Bollywood and Western music, dance enthusiasts, and fashionistas. Through his feed, he hopes to bring enjoyment to his viewers and positivity towards everyone. With the way things are going, it is only a matter of time before his accounts are verified and awarded that coveted blue tick.

From childhood, Syed already had the nickname “Mr. Allrounder” due to his in-depth interest in various respects. The love and support of his family, as well as the encouragement he received from them at such a young age, resulted in the development and nourishment of those talents that he now graciously shares with the world. Aside from cultivating talent, his parents instilled in him ethical, moral values and a golden heart as well. With a desire to contribute to a better world through his work, he promotes beauty and positivity and the virtue of humanity.

In a few years, Syed is sure to become easily recognizable by the general public, especially enthusiasts of Urdu and English songs. With a keen sense of fashion that can adapt to the changing seasons, this fashionista is sure to become a trend maker in the industry.

Even as he mostly focuses on his studies, his reputation is steadily rising. In the future, once he graduates, it would not be unprecedented if an increase in his social media activity would result in a spike in his follower count. 

Syed makes sure that his followers aren’t kept waiting for too long and regularly posts updates despite his busy schedule. Keep up-to-date with Syed’s latest looks and activities by following him on Instagram and Facebook.