Interview: Adam Sevani Steps Up
Photo Courtesy of Disney
by Scott Juba
Published: February 15, 2008
At just 15 years of age, Adam Sevani has already appeared in music videos such as Will Smith’s “Switch” and Mase’s “Breathe, Stretch, Shake.” Such credits make for impressive credentials, especially considering that many people his age don’t even have a part-time job yet.
Sevani says he expects his early entry into show business to pay dividends as his career progresses. “I feel like I’m already progressing and being a better entertainer the more I hang out with these older people. It helps me more than if I was just hanging out and figuring out what I want to do in the future.”
Bringing his talents to the big screen, Sevani plays the comedic sidekick Moose in Disney’s “Step Up 2 The Streets,” which is now in theatres. “[My character’s] not a big, popular guy,” he explains. “He’s more of a nerd, but he knows how to dance.”
While Sevani certainly doesn’t share the nerd label his character carries, he does know a thing or two about dancing. That should come as little surprise given that his parents founded the renowned Synthesis Dance Center in Universal City. “Dance is universal,” Sevani remarks. “It speaks to all languages.”
A triple threat as a dancer, singer and actor, it’s clear that Sevani prides himself on his versatility. As for his love of performing arts, he says, “It’s something I crave. It’s like food or something that I need. If I don’t dance for a month, I feel like I’m missing out on something.”
Aside from his swift ascension into the spotlight, perhaps the most impressive characteristic about this young entertainer is his appreciation of his success. “I would pay to be there,” he says of his work.
Yet, that doesn’t mean Sevani is satisfied to settle for what he’s achieved so far. He stresses that his success fuels his desire to achieve more. As for the future, he tells me that he would like to “branch out and direct.”
For someone who has achieved so much at such a young age, his future possibilities seem as infinite as the ways he expresses himself through the art of dance.