Contracting meningitis at a young age and losing the ability to hear in both ears hasn’t stopped Chris Fonseca from defying all odds to achieve his passion of becoming a profoundly deaf dancer.
Chris wears a cochlear implant in one ear. He uses British Sign Language and speech to help him communicate. Chris is the only deaf person in his family. At the age of 12, his Aunty encouraged him to watch ‘Breakin’, a themed comedy featuring 1984 break dancing. Soon after, he spent hours in his bedroom teaching himself dance moves. He did this by watching visual dance movements on repeat.