Vickash Beni Kat, born in Bukavu in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is persistent on following his passion in Dance.
Early Life and Schooling in Uganda
He has been dancing since the age of 10. His zeal makes you feel like his passion chose him rather than him going after it.
At the time when kids his age were trying to figure out this thing called life, Vickash was already developing his skills.
Vickash attended primary school at Katwe Primary School before joining high school at Old Kampala Secondary School from 2014 to 2016.
He later on joined Royal College Makindye from 2016 to 2018 in Uganda.
Being raised in a typical Christian family and his father being a Pastor, choosing dancing as a career was not on the table at all.
The Undying Passion for Dance
His dancing skills were only accepted and appreciated by family if they related to Gospel and nothing further.
This, however, did not dissuade Vickash and he kept on polishing his skills one day at a time because he had made up his mind to use dance to raise fresh talents in his niche.
Inspiration and workshops
The 22-year-old Dance Instructor looks up to Odongkara Emmanuel for his grit and passion towards his art, and admires how he infused innovation to level up.
Vickash has coached almost 100 students at a go and his Paris workshop – where he trained almost 400 students for a week – saw huge enthusiasm and success. He plans to do more of these in the future.
“Dance, for me, is the language of my soul and it liberated me as nothing else does,” Vickash told MBU.
Vickash believes in progress, not perfection. He believes that it is what has brought him to the position where he is now.
He describes dance as “a form of pure emotions being expressed through actions and moves,” and, “if one can really feel dance in their bones, they shouldn’t hold back.”
Vickash has also been a proud participant of the Bety First Flash Mob on World Aids Day.
Vickash knew that the journey to not give up on his passion will be difficult and uphill but he kept going consistently.
He hopes that people can find it in their hearts to keep investing in their dreams and following their passions and live a successful and happy life.