July 18th, 2019

#EverydayAmazing Q & A with Jake Kodish

Trained in all forms of dance from ballet, to lindy hop, to house, Jake has become known for his signature popping and contemporary hip hop. We sat down with him to know what keeps him going and inspires him to do something #EverydayAmazing.

Sofia - How did you stumble into the world of dancing and choreographing?

Jake - There was a dance contest when I was in 5th grade and the best dancer would win $100 so I thought why not try it! I won and as they say rest is history!

Sofia - What keeps you motivated to get out there and do what you love?

Jake - Dance keeps me motivated. It makes me happy. It keeps me sane and I just so happen to love what I do for a living!

Sofia - What’s the biggest obstacle you’ve come across?

Jake - I think that would be when I first moved to LA when at the age of 18 and did not know anyone. 

Sofia - What’s your most proud moment in your career?

Jake - My proudest moment would be when ‘Louis the child’ a DJ artist that makes my favorite music asked if I wanted to perform at their red rocks show in Denver! Not as just a back up dancer but as myself a solo act and they even announced me as I came on stage! Wild feeling!

Sofia - How do you stay motivated to keep creating content and excelling in your niche?

Jake - I feel I just need to create and stay moving forward in order to feel happy and myself. So I’d be putting content out whether it was 10 followers or 10 million. 

Sofia - Any advice for anyone looking to be a dancer or looking to get into any creative field?

Jake - Your desire to become something should always come from a genuine place. It has to be something you would be doing regardless of if there was a way to share or not! 

Sofia - What do you do when you’re not dancing?

Jake - If I’m not dancing, I’m either working out, playing video games, riding skateboards, snowboarding or out on an adventure somewhere in the world. 

Sofia - Tell us something about yourself that your fans don't know.

Jake - You know the only tv shows I watch are Japanese anime series!

Sofia - If you could spend one hour with any person on this planet, who and what would you all do?

Jake - I don't know if it would be possible but I'd love to hangout and have a dance off with my future self!

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​Sofia Rodriguez, Fitness & Health Expert

Sofia Rodriguez is a Fitness & Health Expert in the VA/DC area. She has a Masters in Clinical Exercise Physiology and has worked with cardiac, cancer, diabetic, and injury rehab patients in the past. She is a Certified Personal Trainer ranked among top trainers in the country with many years of experience training clients for weight loss, muscle gain, and overall health. Sofia has been the go-to expert on many TV morning shows, has been featured in several magazines and online publications such as Forbes & Huffington Post, is a published fitness writer, a fitness model, and specializes in bodybuilding and nutrition. She is bilingual, speaking fluent Spanish and English.

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