Deniel Suarez is a dancer, choreographer and the leader of The Poks.
Born in the Philippines, Deniel moved to Canada in 2008. He is currently studying General Social Science Major in Psychology and describes himself as passionate and creative, qualities that are evident when he is on stage. He was a member of 2KSquad, The Wanted season 1, season 2 of The Revival and the Nakama Crew. He is the founder of Flip Pride and The Poks.
Deniel has performed all over Montreal, including Montreal K-fest, Otakuthon, Canada Day Parade and CityTV’s Breakfast Television, which was hosted by Alexandre Despatie and Joanne Vrakas. He has been active in the Filipino community as the leader of The Poks, and performed with them in several Filipino community events such as Miss Gay-Philippines Montreal, Munting Mutya ng Pilipinas, FAMAS’ Pista sa Nayon and FilCan Idol. He also won C’est Juste de la Danse 221 at Ecole Secondaire Saint-Henri and competed at this year’s Intercollegiate K-Pop Triple Crown Competition.
Aside from dance, Deniel loves fashion, travel, food, music, and adventure. He teaches K-Pop dance classes, original/urban/modern dance choreography, contemporary/lyrical dance, and cotillion dance.
Q and A:
Q: What one thing you have done in your life has given you the most satisfaction?
A: The dance workshop I started recently at Vanier College gave me a lot of personal and professional satisfaction. I get to teach people how to dance and meet new people. I had a really great and amazing time teaching and thankful for the chance to share my passion. Throughout the project, I get to experience as well how to be better at it and learn more about it.