Dance is a form of physical expression of emotion through action and motion of bones; to Vickash Beni Kat this is more than an activity; – it is a passion.
Whereas his parents had dreams of him taking a career path in line with his Christian upbringing, Ushindi Vickash Beni Katulanya also popularly known as Vickash Beni Kat had other plans.
Led by his newly discovered passion for dance as young as the age of 10, Beni took on the not-so-popular career choice among his parents and pursued it wholeheartedly.
Born 16th of October 1999 in Bukavu (Congo), Ushindi grew up looking up to Odongkara Emmanuel as his role model in choreography.
Did he do school? Yes, Beni attended school in Uganda where he lived for 8 years and did his high school education here too before he could move to Norway with his parents.
He had earlier attended his kindergarten and primary classes in Congo and is currently a second-year student pursuing a nursing course in Norway alongside his choreography work.
While in Norway Vickash coaches up to 100 students at a ago at his dance workshop and this number can go up to 400 students on a weekly basis. This has been a success on several occasions and has therefore developed huge enthusiasm in him to forge ahead to even greater heights in the future.
Vickash has for his outstanding work in choreography bagged several awards and certifications including participation in the 1st World Aids Day Flash Mob, and in the Twist Youth Movie in which he was awarded corresponding certificates.
Beni attributes his success in the field of choreography to not giving up and following his dreams no matter the circumstances that befall him. In his hands: “I am different. I respect all but I fear none.” It takes courage to dare to be different and fight for one’s dreams without any fear. He believes that progress is far more important than perfection. With ten years of mastering his skill, he trusts the power of consistent efforts. If it fills you with joy, there is no reason not to do it.