We should do what we want, and not make our choices based on what some people, or situations, or circumstances dictate.
— Ildar Gainutdinov
At 15 years old, Russian dancer Ildar Gainutdinov took first place in the Ukrainian edition of So You Think You Can Dance.
Just days ago, the now 18 year old rising star won World of Dance Poland.
He’s performed with the best of the best in Russia, taught dance internationally, and even appeared as a model during Moscow’s Fashion Week.
Ildar has a focus and drive rarely seen in such a young talent.
Watch him explain in this 2017 interview with #independent: