Gianinni Semedo Moreira in New York

Gianinni, the Surinamese dancer with an international career

When my brother called to say that maybe I could expect a call from one Gianinni I wasn't sure what to think. After a google search I not only found out that he could dance very well, but that he was also very popular in the Netherlands. As a dance fanatic I immediately added one of his dance solos to my facebook page. It was a beautiful solo and that's how I would remember him if he called. And indeed he called.  

 

A bubbling chunk of energy
When my brother called to say that maybe I could expect a call from one Gianinni I wasn't sure what to think. After a google search I not only found out that he could dance very well, but that he was also very popular in the Netherlands. As a dance fanatic I immediately added one of his dance solos to my facebook page. It was a beautiful solo and that's how I would remember him if he called. And indeed he called.  

A bit questioningly, he told who he was, but after that the conversation didn't stop for a second. I was very curious about his aspirations and full of enthusiasm he told me that the sky was the limit for him. He wanted to continue his career in America! I could hear his drive over the phone. Even his passion was palpable. We met at a Star Bucks near Time Square. It turned out to be a great meeting with a vibrant chunk of positive inspiring energy.

With his beautiful curls and a trained dancing body you will not easily pass Gianinni. He is not tall but Fruit machines he has an unmistakable aura and when he laughs, and he likes to laugh, the whole world laughs along.

He talks about dancing with an intense passion. What he gave to finish the dance academy in Amsterdam is admirable. Where many of us give up a dream because it takes too much time / energy / effort to make it come true, Gianinni continues. This is what makes him remarkably special. 

Aware of his god-given talent, it's like he realizes it takes more than talent to make it. He takes nothing for granted, trains for hours on end and gives everything as a performer. Gianinni is a dancer through and through.

He did enjoy taking pictures in Times Square. Enthusiastically, he did the split and other dance moves so they could be captured.

Besides dancing, Gianinni also talks about his mother who has supported him from the beginning and now runs his business. She really is his heroine. Gianinni can also tell heartwarmingly about his brothers. The close family relationship seems to be an important stable basis in his hectic life. 

Gianinni's goal is clear. He wants to perform at the highest possible level. Although he respects dance companies like Alvin Ailey, he prefers live tours and videos with pop artists. I think it suits his personality more. 

He thinks New York is a great city, but LA has more to offer dancers, says Gianinni. He happened to be there when Michael Jackson passed away and was even live at the Memorial. See the video: