Diaunte Jenkins’ introduction to dance was at family gatherings and barbecues.
When the beat dropped, he was the kid delighting the crowd with the latest hip-hop moves.
“From that point on I realized this is my gift because I would be doing it really everywhere I go,” he said.
In church, he was more subdued. That’s where he picked up worship and liturgical dances.
And by the time he figured out he wanted to pursue dance formally, he knew his neighborhood school in Liberty City, Miami Northwestern High , had a performing arts magnet program.