Life is a never-ending cycle of dancing to whatever tune the universe plays for us. But whether we’re faced with an upbeat, slow, or sometimes a song that’s almost inaudible, we must continue moving along the beat.
AC Bonifacio was raised in Canada while Ken San Jose grew up in the United States but this does not diminish their innate Filipino mentality, thanks to their parents’ effort to maintain the Pinoy culture inside the household. And no matter where their talents and dreams bring them, the millennial dancing duo will carry the torch of Filipino pride with them.
In 2015, AC was invited to perform on The Ellen DeGeneres Show with her dance partner Lucky Ancheta. This was her biggest break and it opened the doors to bigger opportunities in the local entertainment scene. Meanwhile, Ken’s entry to showbiz was via talent show World of Dance Philippines.
It is safe to say that these artists consider dancing as their ‘life,’ the passion that fuels them with inspiration and courage to keep on going. AC finds it therapeutic. Ken used it as weapon to win the challenges he’s been through and his ticket to get closer to his fellow Filipinos. “It helps me release and contain all these energy, thoughts and craziness,” he said.
AC never thought she’d make it this big. Back then, her only goal was to help her family resolve their financial problems. Hurt with watching her family, especially her mom, go through the difficult times inspired her to work hard, earn enough and save them from the dilemma. Even now that their situation has become better, AC’s goal is still to provide for her family. For Ken, dancing is his number one passion and he will continue dancing whether no one’s watching or nothing much is earned.
Asked about their dream collaborations, AC said she will always yearn to share the dance floor with Gary Valenciano and Sarah Geronimo, while Ken dreams of a showdown with Chris Brown. Watch “I Feel U” every Sunday on OKS.abs-cbn.com