Tre De Rego on his ‘World of Dance’ experience with The Lab and his dreams for the future.
Tre De Rego is a 15-year-old member of the LA-based hip-hop dance group The Lab, the season two winners of NBC’s World of Dance. Each dancer in The Lab brings unique specialties to the team, and one of Tre’s gifts appears to be the ability to fearlessly take flight over obstacles and land on both feet. (See the performances below!) Tre shared his journey with dance so far, his hopes for the future, and encouragement for everyone pursuing their dreams.
How long have you been dancing?
I’ve now been dancing for 10 years. I was first introduced to dancing at the age of five but didn’t start consistently training and taking dance seriously until the age of 10.
You’ve clearly put in a lot of work in that time. What was training like for World of Dance in particular?
Training for World of Dance was definitely some of the most challenging but beneficial months of my life. We would train every day nonstop so that we could get the results we wanted. Spending so much time with people I loved and who wanted to reach the same goals as me was enough fuel to take as all the way to the end of the competition.
You should all be proud of your phenomenal performances. How has your life changed since World of Dance?
Life has changed drastically since the show. I, along with the rest of my teammates, have learned that we are capable of amazing heights if we work hard and stick together. However, we are all the same kids that we were before World of Dance. World of Dance has given us so much knowledge and an experience of a lifetime.
In your own life, has dance helped you overcome personal challenges?
Dance has helped me become more comfortable in my own skin and more confident as a person. Before dancing was a part of my life, I was a little shy and insecure but was transformed into a brand-new person once I found dance.
What are your big dreams for the future?
My overall goal in the future is to be able to give to others. I would love to teach and be able to spread this lovely art with people all around the world. Hopefully I can inspire people to either keep growing in dance, or venture off into different areas of their capabilities, no matter what they might be, and go for it full-heartedly.
You’re definitely going to continue to inspire so many people. Aside from dance, what are your everyday inspirations?
I pull inspiration from anyone and everyone. I believe that everyone has something to give and it would be silly to not want to take in as much information and learn as much as possible from so many different people. Some examples of inspirations of mine outside of dance are my parents.
Before we go, is there anything else you’d like readers to know?
For the people reading this, it sounds very cliché and cheesy, but you can really achieve any goal you set if you truly work hard and put your mind to it. It might not happen right away. It might take days, or it might even take years, but stay patient and always remember why you started doing what you are doing. Much love.