Selasa, 29 Januari 2013




Olivia "Chachi" Gonzales

Olivia Irene Gonzales
(1996-01-23) January 23, 1996 (age 17)
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Years active
David L. Gonzales
Guadalupe Gonzales
Dominique Gonzales (sister)
Chris Gonzales (brother)
Leslie Gonzales (sister)
David Gonzales (brother)
Olivia Irene Gonzales (born January 23, 1996), better known as Chachi Gonzales, is an American dancer, choreographer and occasional actress. She is a member of the dance crew I.aM.mE, which won the sixth season of America's Best Dance Crew in 2011.

Life and career

Born in Houston, Texas, Olivia Irene "Chachi" Gonzales is the youngest of five siblings. She is of Hispanic descent. At age 6, she enrolled at a dance studio where she trained as a ballet dancer for three years. At age 9, she attended a dance event where she witnessed for the first time a hip hop dance crew. Coincidentally, one of the crews there was Marvelous Motion, whose members (Phillip Chbeeb, Di Zhang and Brandon Harrell) were to become her fellow crew members in I.aM.mE, the dance crew she later joined. She was instantly hooked with this dance style and decided to take up hip hop dancing from then on. She then enrolled in a new middle school where hip hop was one of the styles taught. Very shy at first, months of hard training passed with Gonzales honing and developing her skills, when she was eventually asked by her dance instructor - impressed and with so much confidence in Gonzales - to lead the group she was being taught in. Shortly thereafter, her mother found the Marvelous Motion Studios and enrolled her in a few classes. From then on, Gonzales continued to dance as much as she could, dancing almost everyday, thus becoming a true passion.
In 2010, after the disbandment of Marvelous Motion, the three members Phillip "Pacman" Chbeeb, Di "Moon" Zhang and Brandon "747" Harrell held an audition to create a brand new crew. Added to the lineup were the three new members Olivia "Chachi" Gonzales, Emilio "Millie" Dosal, and Jana "Jaja" Vaňková, forming I.aM.mE,[4] in preparation for America's Best Dance Crew: Season of the Superstars. Gonzales is the youngest member of I.aM.mE.

Workshops and tours

As well as in the US, throughout 2011–present Gonzales has taught many dance classes and workshops in various other countries around the world, sometimes together with other members of I.aM.mE. During 2012, countries she taught classes in were the Philippines, Russia, the UK, Ireland, Mexico, Spain, Germany, Slovenia, Poland, Australia and Thailand.

Personal life

"Chachi" was the nickname given to her by her family when she was young. It is short for "muchachita", meaning "little girl" in Spanish.
She is a self-confessed huge fan of Justin Bieber.
Gonzales and her family have also created a brand of apparel and sweatpants, ChachiMomma.

Awards and appearances

Gonzales was one of the backup dancers for the Tribute to Britney Spears as part of the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards, and she was recently named "Teen Choreographer of the Year" at the World of Dance 2012 and 2013. Industry Awards. She also made a dance appearance with I.aM.mE in the Disney TV programme, Shake It Up.
She is to take the lead role in the upcoming 2013 feature film The Legend of Dark Horse County, directed by Shawn Welling.

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