Today we’d like to introduce you to Genesis Juarez.
Genesis, we appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us today. Where does your story begin?
I’m a Canadian-American actress and singer that spends my time between Savannah, Atlanta, and Nashville.
Since age 5, I’ve been singing, recording, and performing on stages throughout Nashville and the South East. About 4 years ago, I was interested in branching into the film industry.
Weekly I work on my acting with an array of coaches, while simultaneously also developing my songwriting and voice. As a homeschooler, I feel fortunate to be able to take my classroom with me where ever I go.
As a US History buff, I enjoy being able to visit historic sites in Savannah and the coastal towns nearby. There’s something inspiring about the moss-covered trees, mixed with palmettos and cobblestone streets that helps me to tap into a creative state of mind. The region also has some of the friendliest people I’ve ever met.
Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
Moving to Georgia was initially very difficult because I said farewell to my extended family and friends.
While I appreciate my parent’s support in my pursuit of acting, I have also put a lot of pressure on myself to succeed and book as many opportunities as I can. I am very optimistic and have learned that it takes a mix of patience, hard work, and faith to accomplish great things.
Being an artist can be challenging, as I find myself traveling a lot and not being able to be as involved with people in the community.
It’s hard to commit sometimes to plans and events when you are unsure if you’ll be in-town or out-of-town working on a production or tour. To help me keep grounded and have a sense of community, I enjoy being active with martial arts classes in the community and serving at my local church.
As a person who enjoys doing many activities, it sometimes is difficult to focus on one thing. This is why I have been working on writing down goals, sharing these goals with my parents and coaches, and moving ahead one task at a time.
Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
Last year, I booked a supporting role in a family comedy movie, working alongside a talented cast that included the likes of Corbin Bleu (High School Musical) and Christopher Lloyd (Back To The Future).
The experience of being on set for 30 days was quite thrilling. Every day, we would shoot different scenes at a place called Deer Run Camp, located just outside of Nashville.
Some of my favorite scenes included the water trampoline on the lake and an intense paintball match. When we weren’t taping, I had a chance to get to know my cast-mates better to the point that it felt like we were all family.
After shooting the movie, I was able to sign with Forward Agency in Atlanta and DDO in New York and Hollywood.
Can you talk to us about how you think about risk?
After living in Nashville most of my life, my family and I decided to take the leap to expand into Georgia.
This move allowed me to fully commit to acting and pursue what I believe to be my calling.
As a 14-year-old teen, I’m still figuring things out and always pushing myself to take risks that will allow me to get closer to my dreams.
- Website: www.genesisjuarez.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/genesisvjuarez/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/search/top?q=genesisjuarez
- Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/GenesisJuarez
- Other: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm9855017/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1
Aiva Genys and Vanessa Juarez