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

Hi Nazar, how do you think about risk?
When we use the word ‘risk’ we think about a situation involving exposure to danger but in an artistic career it’s different. It is more about changing all your plans and what society expecting from you. Being a dancer/choreographer is risky for People who get a ‘normal job’ because it’s not considered as a serious job in our society. Taking risks played a big role in my life. I had a cancer so I decided to take a risk to live thanks to my passion. It was risky because I was just graduated with a master’s degree and I didn’t planned to be a dancer especially in my culture (Middle east), it’s something rare. So I try to be out of my comfort zone living in LA ,it’s already risky to move in another country to pursue à career, far from my family, friends and everything but in my opinion we can’t success without taking this kind of risks.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
First of all, I’ve always been a creative kid and a big fan of America. I grew up in Paris watching MTV dance videos, and today I realize that I’m really excited to live in LA, thanks to my passion which is Dance. I came here with an 01 Visa which is called ‘extraordinary abilities – alien artist’ so I had to prove all the work I ve done in France before : during my career I won and judged some competitions, I danced for many #1 artists and I was the first ‘plus size’ male dancer to do it on tv shows, I did some commercials, giving classes and workshops worlwide, I was teacher in LAXStudio in Paris, it’s the most known school in France.

The challenges for me was to show I was able to do the same work than the other dancers… People have a lot of prejudices in this industry so it was not easy to be honest , I had a lot stories about all the things happened to me but I know everything happen for a reason. I usually never give up especially when I have something to do or to reach my goals.
After years I realized you have to go where you are invited, not tolerated. This helps me for many things now.

My health issues played also an important role during all the process. It was hard sometimes but life is too short to let ourselfs down. When sometimes I’m not feeling well and I want to give up, I always imagine myself older and I know I will regret it if I didn’t tried my best and, it keeps me motivated. Also, the people who have around you is also a key factor to not give up, always try to be and stay with people who uplift you.

When you have a goal, you have to keep going but as we all know we all have low moments but these, are also important because you appreciate more when the good things happen. Visualizing your goals is really important because it keeps you motivated to keep going.

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?
I really love the valley in LA : around Ventura boulevard for example to do some shopping, city walk, and also hang out to the beach. Taking some classes in dance studios. In Downtown, I really love hang out in korea town to eat, little Tokyo to drink some boba and just walk there. Also, I appreciate chilling around Beverly grove, beverly center.m because they have a lot of good groceries (like french products). For the food, I really love sushis so if I can adive a place it’s definitely ‘hello fish’ it’s a high quality japanese restaurant and of course ‘Yamashiro hollywood’ for the most amazing view.
To finish, I really love hiking , I used to hike at Griffith and hollywood sign.
My favorite area to chill during the weekend is orange county : Laguna, Huntington and Newport. I love the people’s vibes there and especially the beaches and nature.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My sister who just came to visit me here in LA, she’s literraly the best. My mentors from France who helped me to grow in dance industry, many friends who encourage me to pursue my career here. And also a big shoutout to a person who became my family, Kany Diabate which helped me a lot here in LA. We come from the same area in Paris, seing her success in USA is really inspiring for me. Having her by my side is a big chance and I am really grateful for that.

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