Sean's Music & Dance Lessons for Dream Career

Hi, my name is Sean O'Dore – welcome to my GoFundMe page! I’m raising money to help pay for virtual vocal and dance classes. Thank you for supporting me as I pursue my dream career.

I’m currently studying Business (management and international business) at Western Washington University in WA State, but this was not my passion when I moved to the U.S. from Vietnam two years ago. I chose to study this when my dream career was shot down by my parents and others. What is my dream career? I want to be a performer, dance, sing, and be around music. They suggested I build a career around managing performers, rather than becoming a performer myself. They told me the road was too difficult and I should pursue something more substantial, not the arts.

I recently experienced a personal health issue and spent some time in the hospital. I was able to finally express how unhappy and unfulfilled I felt to my family, and gained their vocal support to bring my focus back to my passion. I also promised myself that I was going to try and pursue it no matter what. It makes me happy and gives my life purpose.

The current pandemic is making so much difficult right now. I know supporting others financially is not in everyone’s ability, but I appreciate any little bit! I’m hoping to pool together some money to pay class-by-class while I find a part-time job.

With these classes, I hope to improve on my basic urban dance training and to continue the vocal lessons I’ve been taking. I want to keep improving my skills and enjoying myself as I finish my bachelor’s degree. After university (and COVID permitting) I want to join a dance studio or company, with the goal of heading back to Asia to perform there!

Please check out the video I uploaded! It’s some basic choreography I learned a few years ago in high school when I discovered how dancing and performing could make me feel and led to my desire to pursue it as a career.

Thank you so much for your support! - Sean

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