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This Man Is Breaking Expectations Of What A Dancer Is Supposed To Look Like

"Attempting to change the mind and shape of dancers."

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Erik Cavanaugh is breaking boundaries by proving dancers can come in all shapes and sizes and still be graceful. After The New York Post posted a compilation video of Cavanaugh on their Facebook, the 23-year-old became a viral sensation.

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Cavanaugh, from Pittsburgh, PA, started seriously getting into dance when he was a junior in high school.

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“I started dancing because of the choreographer Mia Michaels from So You Think You Can Dance... her choreography is so beautiful and inspiring,” Cavanaugh told BuzzFeed.

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"I started creating videos because I wanted to try and inspire at least one person out there. Anyone can dance and your limitations are only set by yourself. I hope people see my videos and see that people’s perceptions cannot outweigh passion,” Cavanaugh said.

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Since posting his videos, Cavanaugh has won the hearts of many.

Facebook / Via Facebook: NYPost
Facebook / Via Facebook: NYPost
Facebook / Via Facebook: NYPost

Keep slayin', Erik.

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