Name: Tarek Khwiss
Age: 29
Place of Birth: London England
Profession: Dancer/Choreographer
Biography:
Dancer, choreographer and creative director based in London and known globally for my fresh and fierce vision. I believe in uniqueness & encourage all to be you, be free, be fabulous. With open dance classes in London, taught workshops around Europe & a dance intensive in NYC, I’ve been blessed to see the growth & positive energy I’ve given to others.

Credits include:
Pet Shop Boys, Dua Lipa, Amazon Primevideo, Tiktok Pride, Alicia Keys Soulcare event, Tinder Ad.

1) What is your definition of happiness?

Happiness is being content with yourself and everything you do gives you joy.

 
2) How did you pursue a career in dance?

I pursued a career in dance by going to dance college while also taking open classes at dance studios and joining professional companies that led to performance, jobs and travelling the globe.

 
3) In another life, what would you see yourself as?

A fashionista living in NYC being fabulous around the city.


4) Pick 1 thing that inspires you on a daily basis.

Sense of hope, sunshine, music and seeing people being truly themselves.

 
5) How do you see yourself in 5 years?

I see myself constantly travelling, sharing my vision with more artists and being fully content in what I wanted to achieve.

 
6) What is your definition of evil?

Something that creates ill wishes to others who have no care for someone else.


7) If we didn't have money, describe what you see the world as, in your eyes.

The world will be a place of trade with one another, sharing and we will all be more inspired to grow, gain more skills from one another and more kind.

 
8) What is the 1 thing you'd like to teach humans?

How to love one another beyond what you see from eyesight and see all as human beings.

 
9) Do you like to plan your future or go-with-the-flow?

I like to have some structure but you can never plan your future, you can only guide it in the direction you’d like it to go.

 
10) Pick 1 song that defines your character.

At the moment it will have to be Beyoncé – Bigger, as it gives me hope, motivation and passion.

 
11) What's your favourite activity?

Dance

 
12) If you had only 1 day to live, what would you do?

I would eat my favourite food, meet my friends, go paint balling and dance the night away. I will also spend one last day with the family.

 
13) What's your biggest dream?

My biggest dreams to be internationally known for my choreography, touring with artist, have my own clothing brand.

 
14) How are you going to achieve that?

By being positive, working towards those goals and visualising where I will be in the next few years.

 
15) What's the most frustrating thing about your career?

The most frustrating thing is that it is bias, you are judged by who you know, your looks not your talent and what you offer to the table. This ultimately means your fate is in someone else’s hands and no matter how many times agents, choreographers and teachers claim they are looking for unique individuals who are different from one another, when it comes down to the wire they go for the people who have the same look, same body and same way of moving. Dance is meant to be diverse and unique which is praised when you’ve created a following for yourself. The way I would change this and have made a step in that direction is by creating a company (Gawz) that celebrates your talent before your looks. I ended up having a small agency working with big brands to choreographing for artist who have a unique vision. Now my slogan and aim to encourage all to Be you, Be free, Be fabulous. 

 
16) What's the most joyful thing about your career?

The most joyful thing is that it makes me happy, everyday is a different adventure and it keeps you on your toes.

 
17) What's your goal in the next 2 years?

My goal is to build more clients with my choreography, gain the online recognition that I feel I deserve and buy my own property.

 
18) How are you going to achieve that?

I will continue to push my creativity and make it seen. I will interact more on social platforms and save for that property.

 
19) What's your favourite quote?

Be you, Be free, Be fabulous. This is a quote that I live by and say to everyone. It’s my trademark and it keeps me motivated to love myself no matter what.

 
20) Describe yourself in 3 words.

Unique, vibrant, inspiring.