A native of Stuttgart, Germany, he burst onto the scene by sneaking on stage during his mother’s fashion and talent shows. His family moved to the United States permanently, where at a young age he continued and fostered his admiration and passion for the performing arts.
He is a trained dancer, actor and model who has appeared in television commercials for match.com and Roman, performed in music videos for Brandi Carlile and GoldLink featuring Jazmine Sullivan as well as walking the runway for Street Fashion Week and being a part of a safe sex campaign for Red.org. A motivating public speaker through the sharing of his life experiences at events such as University of California Irvine's "Take Back The Night", Church of The Great Anointing and Hamilton Stage.
Founder of Kathenas Entertainment and Kathenas Fitness, producing content and fitness training about and for everyone. He started men-tallyaware, a safe and resourceful website geared towards men seeking and practicing good mental health and hygiene. He stays involved and grounded with multiple organizations including The Bowery Mission, Covenant House NYC, Joy of Motion Dance Center and Alvin Ailey Extension.
In order to live his life he has to "Stay Ready" which is a state of mind, body and soul where you align yourself with whatever it takes each day to be in a state of readiness. Stay Ready is always keeping yourself in position to be able to move, shift, accept, deny or receive whatever life and opportunity bring your way. Not to be confused with being carefree, never being caught off guard or a win or loss record against life. No one knows what the next second, minute, hour or day will bring but what is known is that if you stay ready, you won’t have to get ready. Through it all reminding himself that whatever happens in his life, isn't about him. As it's a chance to learn, teach and share with someone else how to persevere and triumph on their journey through life.
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