We had the good fortune of connecting with Alonzo Williams and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Alonzo, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
It was important to create something that focused on creating impact through outreach and mentorship through dance and other art initiatives. Professional dancing came into my life as a tool to utilize not for myself ultimately but for others. My goal will always be to share a narrative that connects, inspires, and changes the broken hearts of the world.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
As a child, my parents did the best they could to raise me; my parents could only do and teach what they ultimately learned themselves. One primary rule that was implemented within the household was to receive an education. By pure grace and mercy, I found my way into college, not only fulfilling a Bachelor’s degree in Dance but a Master’s in Higher Education and currently fulfilling my Masters in Dance Studies. Throughout this journey, it has been my experiential learning process of community outreach through art initiatives and creativity within diversity that has prepared me to become an effective educator, artist, and future leader in the realm of education through the art of dance rooted in Hip-Hop culture. I live in a time where instruction can no longer be given rigidly. There are many needs for multiple student demographics. To combat such a nuanced avenue, it became vital for me to cling onto my upbringing in the arts to create environments and my particular philosophy to fulfilling student and community engagement as well as the development of political activism for black and brown communities. I believe dance is a beautiful gift from God that is genuinely inexhaustible; God’s story of creation is magnificent and genuinely rebellious because it is self-expressive and without borders.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Friday – Delray Beach throughout the day. Royal Pig Pub throughout the evening.

Saturday – Brunch at The Grove Coffee House. HGAB Studios for some creative exploration. Dinner at BOCAS HOUSE

Sunday – Breakfast at Vicky’s Bakery. Crossway Church. Lunch at Wynwood. Road Trip to Disney World

Wednesday – Thursday Outreach at Hollywood Arts and Cultural Center and NSU Art Museum

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
This shoutout goes to those who have inspired what I do which is the community of South Florida.

Here are a few names: Barrington, Bianka, Albrielle, Ralph, Laura, English, Ahviana

Mentor: Sabrina Talamo

My Parents

My Fam: The Twins + Los Backyardigans + The BBOY Frawgy + Amber + The Boomsma

Squad: Nathan, Tosin, Kelly, Squeaky, Walter

Crossway Church

The Students of West Boca Community High School + Broward College + Nova Southeastern University

Members of Alpha Kappa Psi

Website: www.alonzowill.com

Instagram: @alonzowill @alonzowillcreativedanceco @awillphotos

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alonzo-octavias-williams-9775126b/

Twitter: alonzowill

Image Credits
Mark Schermeister Tuyen Le Photography Optical Abstractions

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