Chris Fonseca: “The Deaf Dancer”
Chris Fonseca is a force to be reckoned with. Born and raised in London, England, Chris became deaf in both ears due to having meningitis as a child. After the diagnosis, he got a Cochlear implant in one ear and refused to let this obstacle in his life slow him down.
Chris began dancing when he was a child, all thanks to his aunt. She encouraged him to watch ‘Breakin’ the movie, which was a 1984 dance classic. Inspired by the film, Chris started to dance more and more and especially got into street dance moves.
By the time he attended college, Chris had been dancing for quite some time. He joined ‘Def Motion’, an all deaf dance group dedicated to performing through song, dance and comedy. Through this group, Chris’s passion for street dance skyrocketed.
In 2014, Chris joined Studio 68 dance Training Academy to teach dancers who wish to learn various dance stylings. This has enabled Chris to share his passion and knowledge for dance, and to inspire others through his workshops. We believe Chris is an inspiration because although he had some trouble with his hearing, he did not allow it to stop him from pursuing his passion!
If you have hearing issues that don’t slow you down, we would love for you to share with us! The #FlauntYourHearingAids campaign is designed to encourage an open dialogue about hearing loss and hearing aid use. The idea is to show the masses that anyone can be affected by hearing loss and that wearing hearing aids will not cramp their style. To submit a photo, use the hashtag #flauntyourhearingaids or upload directly to our site here: https://hearinghealthusa.com/flauntyourhearingaids/