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Kevin Lancelot Everiste

Kevin Lancelot EveristeG.M.O.A.T a.k.a Kaiser 22

BA Dance Performance, 2005

What made you choose Middlesex University? 

The facilities and the teachers but mainly because Middlesex gave me an opportunity."

What course did you study? 

Dance performance.

What attracted you to your course and made you apply? 

I had a chance to go to 'The Place' & 'Laban' to study dance but I wanted to be around a mixture of people to give me a more rounded experience.

What aspects of your course did you enjoy most? 

PERFORMING!

What is your fondest memory of life at Middlesex? 

Contributing to other students' dance pieces and helping them to get their degrees as well as paving the way not only for male dancers but for dancers in general. An example of someone who I nurtured at Middlesex is Leroy Dias dos Santos who went on to star in 'Britain's Got Talent'.

What one piece of advice would you give to a prospective student interested in studying at Middlesex? 

Be prepared to work hard because you will get out of Middlesex what you put in.

How did your course and time at Middlesex help you to get where you are professionally today? 

Middlesex gave me a platform and introduced me to teachers like Anne Went, Lesley Main and so many that believed in me. Also coming from a poor background my foundations were shaky but Middlesex helped me solidify these.

What made you choose the industry you work in and what are its pros and cons? 

Very early on my thoughts were what can I do to show my family, especially my brothers an sisters, that they can achieve anything if they put their mind to it? Then I had an epiphany...I have to prove and show I am GREAT. The main pro of making it is the acknowledgement. The biggest con is that success can attract some people who do not have the best of intentions.

How did you get your foot on the career ladder post university? 

Hard work! That hard work led me to a lovely woman called Sadie Nine from BBC who gave me a lot of love and support. Her direction led me to an acting agent and the rest is history.

What has been your defining career break or highlight to date? 

I would have said going from a dance course to acting in an episode of 'The Bill' called 'Secret History' because I had no blueprint to work off and therefore became the blueprint, however, I think my defining career highlight has been becoming a Black Belt in Taekwondo.

What does the future hold for you? 

I want to become a Grand Master in Taekwondo.

What are the top three career tips you would give to current students and recent graduates? 

Acknowledge, give back and persevere.

What one piece of advice would you give to the 17/18 year old you? 

Listen, watch and learn...I know that's three but any 17/18 year old needs to do all three.

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