MovEvolution Heal, Move & Evolve Podcast
MovEvolution Heal, Move & Evolve Podcast
MovEvolution Performance & Sports Therapy
19 - John Lucas: Coming out, dancing on and paying it forward
1 hour 26 minutes Posted Sep 8, 2020 at 7:39 am.
-03:45 John's reason for smiling
-05:15 John's happiness
-14:35 John's upbringing in the '90s
-20:10 John's sexual preference and support system
-22:50 John's sense of security being gay in Illinois
-23:35 BREAK
-34:35 John Lucas and performing arts
-40:43 What John brought from Chicago to NY
-43:00 John's career highlights
-46:10 How John got recruited as a hand model
-47:35  BREAK
-49:45 What is Chicago Style Stepping
-53:15 Chicago stepping and Pimp culture
-54:12 John's connection to Chicago Stepping
-58:40 John's experience coming out 
-59:45 John's experience in the 'Lion King'
-1:09:53 John's non-for-profit 'Step Into the Light' mission and goals
-1:13:15 Qualifications for applicants
-1:17:30 John's mentorship setbacks due to sexual preference
-1:19:35 Taboo in American culture
-1:21:10 John's career bucket list
-1:22:15 The best way to contact John and make donations
-1:25:13 John's final words
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Show notes
In this podcast, I have the wonderful opportunity to interview my friend, performing artist, dance instructor and mentor, John Lucas.  We talk about: 🎯 John’s sexual identity struggle as a youth  🎯 Coming out of the closet  🎯 Performing,  instructing and modeling  🎯  Starting his new venture, mentoring African-American youth 
Bio:  An accomplished entertainment artist, speaker, and educator was born and raised in Joliet, IL. After graduating high school, he attended Millikin University to pursue musical theater and dance. He has performed and worked around the globe as a performer/artist in the entertainment industry for various companies such as Hong Kong Disneyland, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Bally’s Las Vegas, Google, Target, and Apple.  As an educator, he has 20 years of experience teaching dance movement to individuals ranging from ages 7 years to adults. He has taught for various dance studios, conventions, afterschool programs, and summer camps in the Midwest and the East Coast.  Website:                                                                           Heal. Move. MENTOR. Evolve.   Good stuff 👂? Help us grow and evolve! Please LIKE 👍🏿& SHARE 📣 us! Thank you.
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