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My name is Ariclenes Agostinho Garcia, I am 24 years old and have lived in Berlin for 14 years. I was born and raised in Angola. 

I am a dancer, student and I am working with refugees.

When I moved to Germany, I started to dance. In that time I had found the love to fashion in me, since then I combine fashion, modeling and dance. When I was 12 years old, I have met a dance group and started to dance. We had known each other quite well and named ourselves the “SwaggrZ”, with whom I gained my first experience on stage. Starting with little events and dance battles, we soon performed on bigger stages, like Berliner Meisterschaft (Berlin Championship) where we got the second place. After this Championship, we had our most successful time as a group and were booked for performances. But the group stopped to dance together after one year and I continued with my best friend till 2012. Although we were just two, we were still successful, participating at fashion shows and talent contests. From 2013 till 2015, I went to “Academy”, a performance school for teenagers. We created the piece “Ab Flug” with dancers, actors and singers with the support of teachers. Later on, I developed another piece, “Tranogie”, for the first time on my own. During my “Academy” period, in 2014, I discovered Voguing. I immediately fell in love so I have practiced in Voguing ever since. There is always something new to discover and you keep on developing all the time. Apart from Voguing, I still dance other dance styles. As you can see, I have had a couple of years of experience in different kinds of dance and art forms.

Since I danced in "Academy" a lot of people booked me for shows like T.I.G.I., Vogue-Germany, Bread&Butter, CTM-Festival, Woman, Kinshasacollection, Vienna-Fashionweek, King-Kong Magazine, Tatiana Collection, Yana Collection from Vienna, Vice Magazine Germany and so on. 

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