Athlete On Fire

Andrew takes me through his upbringing in South Africa, growing up during apartheid, his school years and desire to pursue dancing. His formative years in London working and turning professional. We discuss the physical and mental aspect of performing and the finite margins that make success. The hardships that he’s dealt with in his journey including his mum passing away due to cancer and his marriage breakup and how he dealt with each of them. Andrew’s experience of “celebrity” after his appearances on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing and how the dance world reacted to this. Meeting his hero Patrick Swayze. Towards the end we chat and go off on tangents about life and our thoughts on love and spirituality. Andrew’s an awesome human and a pleasure to spend a few hours of my life with.

 

The Human Perspective is a part of the Athlete On Fire Network.

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