14902 Preston Road, Suite 400
Dallas, Texas 75254

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Jairelbhi Furlong

Jairelbhi Furlong

What inspired you to become a dancer?
I would have to say George…long story short:   I danced when I was 9 years old in my country (Venezuela), but when I came to the US at 16 I was not able to continue, until I met George and we wanted to do something together.  At that moment we tried Salsa and then we found Argentine Tango.  We started AT from ground zero and we started liking it more and more.  Until for some reason, we’ll after a lot of hard work, practices, and classes, our instructors gave us a little push to do this as our profession.  And now here we are…best decision ever!

What is your favorite thing about teaching?
My favorite thing about teaching it is to get to know people, help them become better on the subject.  It is fulfilling to know that people learn and enjoy the classes.

Do you have a mantra you live by or a favorite motto?

Who is the most inspiring person you know?
I can not say just one person, there are many people that has inspire me in different ways, but I would have to say that everyday the people that inspire me the most are George and my daughter.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
Rome, to see all the cathedrals

What is your favorite thing to do on your day off?

What is on your grocery list?
Coffee, Cheese, nuts and more coffee :)

What is your favorite T.V. show to binge watch?
La Casa de Papel (The Money Heist)

What are two things not many people know about you?
1.  I am one of 10 siblings.
2.  My second toe is bigger than my big toe

Where did you grow up?
Caracas, Venezuela

What is your secret talent?
I can move my chin.

What is your guilty pleasure?
Sweetened condensed milk by itself

What is your weirdest habit?
I can move my chin.

What celebrity embodies your inner rockstar?
Marc Anthony

What is your go-to sing-in-the-shower song?
All the songs by Marc Anthony

What is your favorite food/restaurant?
Sushi, and I really like Gloria’s Restaurant

What's on your bedside table?
You don’t really want to know...many things!

What did you want to be when you grew up?
A dancer

One word people use to describe you?
That is a hard one…so I asked my daughter and she said “funny” (I take that any time)

What never fails to get you out of a bad mood?

What are the top three things on your bucket list?
1.  Go to Rome
2.  ---
3.  ---

What is the best advice you ever received?
“Quit your daytime job and be a dancer full time”…so I did 8 years ago.