A respected dancer, choreographer, and performer, Chris Munar is making waves on the East Coast with his dedication to dance and the positive effects it has on his community, which spans from NY to NC. I first met him when KODACHROME brought him down to teach at the inaugural KODACHROME NC workshop! For those who don’t know Chris but meet him in the future – Yes, he is that nice! :p
But the dude can flat out dance!
Check out Chris’ dope piece to N*ggas in Paris w/ the dope JJ Zhang, at our very own UNC!
Chris Munar – Ninjas in Paris
It’s a rare combination of talent and humility that lends itself to Chris’ widespread dance appeal, you can’t not love the guy! With that being said, it’s with distinct pleasure that Chris is now repping Fresh From Birth. In fact, Fresh From Birth might just be repping Chris!
Who inspired you to dance?
The person(s) who actually got me starting to dance would be Kristin Santiago and my crew Ajnin Precizion. I owe all of my dancing to her, as she is one of my biggest inspirations. I have the privilege to dance with her in several crews/teams/companies. In addition to her, the Tito BoyScouts play a very important part in my life, as they are my big brothers/sisters. Also definitely have to mention God, as without Him there is nothing I can do. I always thank God for the blessings and the gift of dance that I can share with the rest of the world.
What’s your favorite part about dancing?
My favorite part about dancing is when people tell me that I have inspired them in any way, shape, or form. Since I am a product of those who have danced and inspired me, one of my aims for my dancing is to give back to the community, hopefully through the same way I got into the dance community in the first place: Inspiration.
What’s on your Ipod?
It’s funny because I just recently got a new iphone so I have been slowly getting my music back, but mostly songs to dance to. What’s been on repeat for a while is “Common Ft. John Legend & Kanye West – They Say”. My favorite types of music are conscious hip-hop, old school hip-hop, and house.
Do you have a guilty pleasure?
Not really guilty about it but something people might not know is that I love watching anime and reading manga. I recommend the Naruto and Pokemon mangas, they are awesome!
Favorite Junk Food?
Candy, candy, candy. My favorites are Skittles and Starburst.
What’s your style?
My style would be one of a basketball player. I wear a lot of jerseys, tanks, basketball shorts, low socks, basketball shoes, and padded flip flops with high socks. Before dance basketball was my first love. I still play from time to time.
Best Ninja Turtle?
Despite my love for the color red, my favorite TMNT would have to be Donatello. Witty and fights with a long stick, what more do you need?
Favorite Fresh From Birth Shirt?
The shirt that I wore during when I taught in North Carolina for the More Than Dance workshop. It was the grey tank top with the baby wearing the purple shades. Really dope design.