We had the good fortune of connecting with Lucas Sader and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Lucas, can you share a quote or affirmation with us?
” What stands in the way becomes the way.” – Marcus Aurelius
This is my favorite quote because it taught me how to thrive in the face of adversity. Everyone faces problems and set backs in their lives; that is out of our control. But we can control how we respond to those set backs.
So, instead of running away from obstacles, I use them to my advantage in any way I can. What stands in the way, becomes the way.
I have the best quote and I live by it. The reads “You’ve got big dreams. You want fame. Well, fame costs. and right here is where you start paying in sweat.” Debbie Allen. Mrs. Allen is my all time idol. Not just in entertainment but in life. I respect how hard she works, loves and pushes everyone to be their best self. This quote means to me, you have to work hard, work at your craft and never give up. You don’t get what you want for free or without a challenge. The quote means the work you do, the work put behind your goals is how you will become successful and attain your dreams. I couldn’t imagine walking into a professional dance audition without training. Without, early mornings, late nights, blood, sweat, tears and joy of practicing my dance training. That just doesn’t happen. If you put in the work, respect your dance educators and put n equal efforts, anything is possible. I am living proof of that. What I like most about the quote is that it is real. Its nothing sugar coated, its real. Often times people tell you what you want to hear. However, the hard truth is… if you was to excel at something you have to put in the work. Period. It’s that simple. I know right now it seems like I am only referring to dance but I am not. This quote works with everything. School, work, your everyday life and family. For those things I just named… I give it my all.
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.
I work in the industry primarily as a producer and musical director. In both of those roles, my main job is to facilitate the artist’s vision. Sometimes challenges arise and it takes a lot of extra work to get the job done, but the end result is what makes me the most excited. Knowing that the artist is happy and hearing a the final song or listening to the complemented show always puts a smile from my face.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
My favorite places in LA are: The Santa Monica Pier, Casa Vega, Malibu Cafe, Malibu Wine Safari, and The Getty Museum.
Also, I know it may be a little cliché, but if someone is coming to LA for the first time, I’d recommend going on one of those bus tours you see in Hollywood. I went on one the first time I visited and I got too see a lot of cool things in a short amount of time.
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?
I am so grateful to have many people in my life who continue to be there and believe in me no matter what. Whether it’s helping out, giving advice, providing words of encouragement or taking a chance on me when I first began this journey, I know there are people I can always rely on. Some of those wonderful individuals are: my family, Michael Jacques, Ginny Luke, Onreé Gill, Jose Maldonado, Jerrold Thompson, Ivan Sader, Jennifer Horton, Gil Smith, Laura Escudé, Christine Hufenbecher, and Jonas Jalhay.
Thai Long Ly