Hello, my name is Dante Wilson and a sophomore at Piedmont College. I am 20 years old and am a theatre arts and mass communication major. I was born in Miami, Florida in 2000 then moved to Georgia in 2009 where I lived in Atlanta, Ga for two years then moved to Gainesville, Ga in 2011. I have a little brother named Deshaun, older brother named Dwayne, half-sister named Britney, and amazing mother named Anitra. I have an amazing grandmother which I call “Mema”, funny uncle which I call Uncle Steven, and hyper auntie which I call Whitney. I have a pretty funny family which makes me mostly who I am.
I’m a very energetic person who loves to wake up early in the morning which isn’t typical for people my age , but I just got used to it when I have to for my years from K-12th grade. I am usually called “book smart” than “street smart” because my common sense isn’t that great but my intelligence is strong. I am very well when it comes math and science which I find very entertaining as well. My favorite specific field for math is algebra and chemistry for science because I love playing with equations and love learning the study of matter. I am weak when it comes to history and language arts because tracking historical events and politics are confusing and grammar is my enemy. I love writing and have creative ideas, but hard to format on a page. I am also a very loud person so I heard. I just a naturally loud voice because of my mom which I believe is a good and bad quality at the same time. I can be heard easier, but I can overboard at times. I can also make friends very easily because I’m definitely a people person. I just love to meet new people with same or different interests, same or different personalities, and make memories.
I am proud to say that I am a performer because I don’t have a nervous bone in my body when it comes to performing in front of an audience. I am a theatre performer, but I wasn’t always like that. I always wanted and still want to be a famous dancer. Dancing is like a second breath to me. I’ve been dancing since I was 5 years old and took multiple classes for it. I have took tap for 2 years, took a tango class for 1 year, took jazz for 1 year, and took a step class for 2 years. I do qualify myself as a good tapper, good step dancer, and good tango dancer, but I want to learn more types of genres of dancing. I am taking modern and jazz for my sophomore year at Piedmont College. I did ballet here at Piedmont which was very difficult because I love fast moving steps. I taught myself hip hop and breakdancing because it feels very comfortable to me and my body type which is being 6″6 tall and skinny. I just collect fast movements quick and love doing flips. I’ve been in different kinds of dance crews which relates to church, school, and neighborhood. I have entered a total of 15 talent shows and got 1st place in three of them, 2nd one of them, 3rd place in five them, an honorable mention in two of them so I have danced a lot in front of people. Dancing has always been my passion and that will never stop.
I have always loved acting, but I never tried it. My first acting experience was the Tin Man from “The Wizard of Oz” which was in 4th grade and not that serious but gained my interest. The passion of acting grown when I had to play Mercutio in “Romeo and Juliet” in 7th grade. The whole English class had the opportunity to perform it in front of the whole 7th grade class and I loved every second of it. My interest of acting kept growing until I had a realization of my love musical theatre when I played Seaweed in “Hairspray” in 8th grade. The experience of singing also included that because I didn’t realize I would love to sing in front of people on my own. I have a lot of choir singing since I was 7 years old, but never enjoyed singing by myself. The experience changed my whole perspective of what I enjoyed doing. I started doing musicals after 8th grade being in the ensemble, having featured roles, having secondary roles, and having leads.
I have also gained a love to making the morning announcements for two years at my high school. That gained my love to radio hosting and now have become one of strong motivations and goals. My life is just feel with excitement and memorable moments.