Full name: Rafael Enrique Montilla Alvarez
Stage name: Bboy Stuart
Date of birth: 06/02/1991
Practice disciplines: Professional Dancer, Breakdancing.
Where did you grow up?
I was born in Barinas, Venezuela, and I grew up in Barquisimeto, Venezuela.
How, when, and why did you start practicing?
At the age of 13, I tried to get into a gymnastic school, but unfortunately, I was declined since I was too old. I decided not to give up, and this is how I found myself trying out various types of disciplines, such as Parkour, Capoeira, and skateboarding. All those activities were a lot of fun, but still, something was missing. One day I've discovered Breakdancing, it changed my life, and I'm doing it ever since.
Why did you decide to become a pro?
I can't say that I knew that I would become a pro right from the start. I was breakdancing because it was fun. It was before Breakdaning became so popular as it is today. I enjoyed the adrenaline; I liked performing extreme breakdancing moves. As life went on, I had to make hard desitions such as choosing to pursue the life of an artist, a dancer, instead of having a steady job and a salary. I had to travel around the globe and not see my family as often as I wanted. It is a hard life, but I am very proud of my decision.
I think that nowadays it is easier to choose to become a pro since people who follow their dream of becoming a professional breakdancer get more recognition and respect than in the past. The art of Breakdancing has grown so popular that it's going to be in the next Olympic Games. It makes me so happy that so many people enjoy Breakdancing as I do.
Have you participated in any events or won any interesting awards?
Yes of course, I have been winner or finalist in many competitions such as
- Winner IBE POWERMOVE 2016
- Winner IBE POWERTRICK 2017
- Second Place PLACE POWERTRICK RED BULL BC ONE NETHERLANDS 2017
- Best combo IBE POWERTRICK 2018
- Winner Battle TrickCombo HUMANITAIRE 2019. Paris, France.
- Finalist IBE POWERTRICK 2019
What are you up to now?
In the past seven years, I have been traveling non-stop around the world. I had so many amazing experiences, and I've met so many wonderful people. I think that it made me grow as a person, and I've learned so much about myself, about body movement, health, and life in general.
Is there any other activity that you are dedicated to that you would like to share with us?
I love art, music, dancing, extreme sports, and Circus Arts. I believe that any form of art will help you connect with other people and to find your place in the world. In addition to Breakdancing, I am a filmmaker and a photographer, and I'm very interested in learning other languages.
Do you have a message that you want to share with the world?
Be patient, be focused, share your love, and don't stop dreaming!
Do you have a favorite quote?
"Nothing is Impossible!"
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