We at Civil love shining a bright light on individuals that we find truly embody our message of what it means to Celebrate The Difference and display their dedication to wholeheartedly pursuing their passions.
Check out this week’s Celebrate The Difference (CTD) Interview below featuring one of our Civil Regime Team Members.
Ronnie Anthony Navarro, 30, B-boy, Las Vegas, NV
How do you celebrate the difference?
I celebrate my difference with the music, by expressing myself with the dance and experiencing the culture worldwide by spreading knowledge.
Tell us a bit about your influences, where you come from and what you do apart from bboying?
First inspirations were bboy Ken Swift and bboy Storm. I’m from East Los Angeles, I’m a father to a beautiful girl Marialys, and aside from bboying I like basketball, pool traveling the world and working out.
How did you first get into bboying?
I started watching my cousins when I first saw it and got influenced. Then I started doing it with two of my brothers and then met more people and we started a crew. Never stopped from there!!
How would you define a “bboy”?
A bboy is raw, doesn’t fake something he’s not. You have to have character and always be ready to battle. You have to prove yourself to the world that you are original with your own style. It’s a strong term but stands for boogie boy.
You get to travel the world, competing and performing in the most insane places. Had you always imagined traveling the world like this?
From where I came from no, I never thought I would be traveling the world but it’s great to experience different cultures. I knew if I worked hard someday I would be able to travel. Dream come true.
What are you most proud of thus far in your bboy career?
I’ve done so many different types of jobs and have seen so much in my life, but I gotta say having my own character
on a video game on PS3 called BBOY was by far my favorite.
How does the bboy scene differ in other parts of the world?
It’s really cool cause in different countries there’s really big events in the world that the government actually supports a lot. But, there are a lot of third world countries where it’s really hard for them to survive off dancing, but they got so much passion and heart.
When you’re not competing, traveling and practicing, what do you do in your free time?
I spend a whole lot of time with my family!
What’s next for you? Any upcoming plans, events or big projects?
Yes, I plan to do a whole documentary of my whole lifestyle. Also I want to open my own dance studio, teach kids and all ages. One of my biggest goals as of right now is to make it to the biggest competition in the world
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