Who is Shaheem?
Following in his father’s footsteps, Shaheem Sanchez, aka deafdancershaheem, started dancing at age 11, despite losing his hearing at age four. Though his father passed before he was born, his family told him stories about his father’s dance skills and he thought, why not give dance a shot? Dance has become a very important part of his life.
He loves to feel the music, go with the flow, and feel the peace that comes from dance. By feeling the beat and reading the body language of his collaborators, Shaheem is able to connect to the music and express himself. It is important to him to show that deaf people can do anything, because anything is possible.
Fun Fact: Shaheem passed down his love of dance to his little brother Kida The Great (you may have heard of him!)