Infographic: Five Deaf Dancers You Should Know


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  • Andrey Dragunov (Russia): Despite gaining fame in the 2010s for his extraordinary finger tutting skills, he is a highly versatile dancer who even reached the finals of the World Hip-Hop Championship in 2015. He is also a visual vernacular artist.
  • Antonia Singla (Spain): Known as "La Singla“, she was considered one of the world's best flamenco dancers. Woman, gypsy, deaf, and poor, she defied the norms of her time by dancing flamenco wearing pants.
  • Kassandra Wedel (Germany): Dancer, dance instructor, and actress, she won the TV dance contest Deutschland Tanzt (Germany Dances) in 2016. Previously, she had won many hip-hop championships in Germany and Europe.
  • Lin Ching Lan 林靖嵐 (Taiwan): She was rejected by many dance schools, but a viral video spot for the cosmetics brand SK-II opened doors for her. She founded the first dance company for Deaf in Taiwan and is now also an entrepreneur and activist.
  • Shaheem Sanchez (United States): With over 1.5 million followers on TikTok and hundreds of thousands of followers on Instagram, he is one of the most influential Deaf dancers in the world. He shares his passion for dance with acting and other artistic interests.

Infographic: Five Deaf Dancers You Should Know. Andrey Dragunov, Antonia Singla, Kassandra Wedel, Lin Ching Lan, and Shaheem Sanchez

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