A Binghamton High School student used his dance talents to help send a powerful message in the aftermath of the Parkland, Florida school shooting that took place one year ago today.
Junior Trevor Terry took part in a Public Service Announcement about gun violence.
The PSA was part of a project of Z Artists Group, a youth dance company that raises social awareness through the arts.
The video was inspired by the 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School as one of the victims was a dancer.
The choreographer for the PSA was Mia Michaels from “So You Think You Can Dance.”
Terry says it’s a topic that sticks with him and he wants people to put aside their differences to tackle the issue of gun violence. “We’re all in it together, there’s not just a group of victims. We need to react as a whole unified group to what’s happening.”
The opportunity to dance in the video came after Michaels was seeking male dancers for the video and connected with Terry’s dance studio the Perkins School of Dance in Norwich.
From there, Terry was selected to perform and traveled to New York City for a two-day shoot.