Shaheem Sanchez: The Deaf Dancer

March 25, 2016

If there’s one thing all dancers can agree on, it’s that nothing can stop them from dancing—even the most challenging obstacles. Case in point? Shaheem Sanchez, a talented dancer who went deaf at the age of 4. Sanchez always loved to dance and wouldn’t let his inability to hear the music change that. So, he taught himself how to detect the music’s vibrations instead, letting the feeling drive his rhythm. As evidenced by the video below, Sanchez has an amazing understanding of the way music feels. His responses to the notes are beautifully on point, and become even more so when the video shows viewers how difficult it is to keep track of the beat. It’s super inspiring and a must-see, in my opinion! Check it out below:

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