Meet Luvabull Kafi
Hi, I am 23 years old and Chicago is my hometown. I went to the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign and currently work in management training and sales for Gallo Wineries. My friends sometimes call me Lil' T
I've been dancing since I was three years old when they dress you up in those cute little ballerina tutus and all the parents come to watch your recital but not much actual dancing really goes on. Thankfully my dancing has evolved since then and I've been trained in jazz, tap, lyrical, hip-hop, ballet, and modern dance. In high school I competed all over the country with a studio team as well as dancing on my high school's dance team. In college, my best friend and I started our own dance team called Vitality which is still running strong at U of I!
I was on my high school dance team, and spent three years on the Loyola University Chicago Dance team, dancing at men's basketball home games and other various events. This is my third year as a Luvabull, and my first year as a captain.
To be happy and successful! I want to be able to be happy with whatever I choose to do in life and be surrounded by people that love me.
Three words that describe me are
Compassionate, positive, sincere
Quote to live by
"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy. Love is never boastful, nor conceited, nor rude; It is not self-seeking, nor easily angered. It keeps no record of wrongdoing. It does not delight in evil, But rejoices in the truth. It always protects, trusts, hopes, and preserves. There is nothing love cannot face; There is no limit to its faith, hope, and endurance. In a word, there are three things that last forever: Faith, hope, and love; But the greatest of them all is love."—1 Corinthians 13:4-7
My pet peeve
When people don't fulfill their basic job requirements!
My claim to fame is...
Being a Chicago Luvabull and a Ford model
Most people don't know this about me...
I'm a huge bookworm. I would choose to read over watching TV, movies, and basically everything else I might do at home.
Years on the squad
Why I chose to be a Luvabull
It is such a blessing to be chosen for this amazing team, and the experience of it all is absolutely incredible. I want to continue dancing for the rest of my life based on the joy it brings it to me, and what better way to do that then to be dancing for the Chicago Bulls!
My ability to remain positive in even the most negative situations
Book I'm reading now
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (for the second time)
Favorite type of music
Hip-hop, Pop, R&B, country…I love it all!
How do friends see you (three words)
Genuine, caring, outgoing
My proudest accomplishment to date is
My 3.8 GPA from the University of Illinois
What is the best gift you have ever received?
The love and support that my parents provide for me every day.
Choreograph and produce music videos
Advice to young dancers
Always go for your dream and never give up! In this industry "No" is spoken many times but one must overcome the initial obstacles, learn from it, and use that experience to go on. A dream is never too far out of reach.