Q & A with Dusty Pantz
When did you start?
James: Middle of my high school days back in NZ.
Steven: Sophomore year of high school
Nick: When I was 13.
What do you hope to achieve through the Kollaboration experience?
James: It’s been quite a while since I danced in front of an audience so pretty excited to be performing again. Also looking forward to meet a bunch of really talented people who are passionate about music and are willing to share it with others. Hopefully I’ll be able to inspire as much as I’m going to be inspired.
Steven: To express, entertain, and inspire
Nick: I hope to be able to be able to inspire and spread the passion of my art through my performance.
On a day off, you can find me…
James: At Oak St. beach playing Volleyball, chillin with friends (playing fifa haha) or just looking for some nice restaurants to try with my girl friend.
Steven: In the studio, traveling, or reading
Nick: Dancing or goofing off with friends.
People would be surprised to learn that…
James: Bungee Jumping for the first time is a lot more scary than sky diving for the first time. Truth!
Steven: I survived a high speed motorcycle accident.
Nick: I learned how to dance by watching YouTube videos and copying other peoples’ moves.
My biggest inspirations are…
James: Bam Martin, Vinh Nguyen, Keone Madrid, Pat Cruz, Lyle Beniga, Chris Martin and the list goes on~
Steven: My crew, my church, and the dance community in Naperville and Indianapolis.
Nick: Phillip “Pacman” Chbeeb, Ian Eastwood and Michael Jackson.
If I could perform with anybody in the world, it would be…
James: Anyone who sings with a soulful voice that makes your heart beat and body move on its own e.g. John Legend, Sam Smith, Janelle Monae 😀
Steven: My crew
Nick: Any one of my inspirations or Quest Crew.
Learn more about the other talented 2014 finalists.
James: Born in College Station, TX, but brought up in California, Korea and New Zealand.
Steven: Naperville, IL
James: Korean American
Steven: Chinese American
Nick: Chinese/Mexican American
James: I’ll be performing a dance piece with a couple of buddies.
Steven: Breakdance, Hip Hop Dance
Find me on
Nick: Facebook / Tumblr / Twitter