Joel Gallarde & Emeroy Bernardo have the passion and drive for dance that they naturally think outside the box. I enjoyed listening to their journey as they find ways to monetise their love for dance and create pathways to inspire others along the way.
Like most Filipino children they were encouraged to dance for family gatherings and was drawn to the applause, community and lifestyle dance offered.
We dive into how they started making a living from dance. Emeroy, successfully sells online dance lessons through Udemy and has exciting plans to creating an app for dancers, which could potentially bleed into other avenues.
Joel has a thriving company that has expanded Internationally. All developed through stepping out of his comfort zone connecting with Influencers and the movers and shakers of the dance world.
If you want to learn more on how they are creating big waves in the dance world today I invite you to listen to the whole podcast as you go about your day (driving to work with Ads and mindless chatter can be a bore)
Performers and singers can take away some nuggets too!
I certainly did! If you enjoyed this or know of someone who can benefit from what we spoke about please share, like or comment on the post.
They answer questions like:
- When did you know you wanted to dance for a living?
- Individually you have turned your love for dance into a thriving business. What did first steps did you do to generate income for yourself?
- How do you keep yourself motivated?
- What are your tips for anyone who what’s to make a full time living as a dancer?
- What do you see in the future for dance?
- Making money from dance? What is your advice when asking for a talent fee?
- What is One Song that changed your life?
Joel Fuentes Gallarde chats about his company and projects.
The Company of University Dancers (CUDZ) was founded by Joel Fuentes Gallarde in 2001 at The University of Auckland, New Zealand. The group has extended its services beyond the student community & now is one of the most well established Hip Hop / Urban dance companies in Australasia.
VISION STATEMENT “Empowerment of all people through our passion & commitment in the Performing Arts”
Through the years, TRiPLe8FuNk has been featured in a number of major events including Carnival Choreographer’s Ball (Sydney), Coca-Cola Christmas in The Park (Auckland), Poreotic’s Tic Tic Tour II (Melbourne), Tokyo Tower Showcase (Japan), Boogiezone International Showcase (Los Angeles), and many more. They have toured a number of cities worldwide and have organized a few dance events such as concerts, workshops and after-parties for international touring artists.
The company aims for excellence & believes in teamwork, discipline, artistic innovation, & community involvement. They create a funky flavour to the latest dance styles. So from the cool ‘old skool’ to the hot ‘new skool’, groovin’ to the freshest beats is what they do best!
You can find Joel at :
Emeroy Bernardo is a leader in personal transformation and a leader in the areas of health and fitness, personal productivity, and personal development. He’s praised for zen leadership style combined with his passionate vision to guide others become their best selves whether it’s through fitness or dance classes. Emeroy’s greatest victory wasn’t just gaining control of his health, but overcoming his own ego and anger after being sent to jail and nearly losing his family.
Aside from coaching and teaching, Emeroy love’s spending time with his family and friends as well as perform and compete with his dance company.
I was so glad that I had met Emeroy through SOGA and I was thrilled when there were more members in the arts. He talks about his growth and experiences in your life and business since joining.
He also shares how he has generated income through online courses utilizing Udemy and his App creation.
IG, twitter: @emeroyb
My dance crew’s ig: @familybizness
Links to all Emeroy’s courses on udemy: https://www.udemy.com/u/emeroybernardo/
This Episode is brought to you by my EP “Be Heard”
Outro song: Dorothy Ruby Shoes on iTunes
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