meet the dance stars of tomorrow
Alasdair McLellan shoots rising dancers Andrei Teodor Illiescu and Vincent Wong.
Describe yourself in five words. Locomotive, poor, hungry, driven, focused.
How did you start your career? Networking.
What was your big break? Still to come.
What excites you most about tomorrow? That possibly it will be better and that I'll be more accomplished than yesterday.
Tell us one thing that no one knows about you? Most of the successes have been achieved indirectly or by accident.
What's your party trick? Pain tolerance?
Finish this sentence: 35 is the new… halfway point.
Photography Alasdair McLellan. Hair Chi Wong at Julian Watson Agency. Photography assistance Lex Kembery, James Robjant, Matthew Healy. Casting AAMO. Vincent wears all clothing model's own.
Andrei Teodor Illiescu
What do you do and why do you do it? I dance most of the time. Why? It's just the only thing I'm good at.
Describe yourself in five words… Ambitious, funny, open-minded, tall, skinny.
What was your big break? Coming to London.
What are you working on at the moment? Ballet Central Tour 2015 and focusing on building my career.
What advice would you give young people wishing to follow in your footsteps? Don't think too much, just go for it. Respect what you're doing.
This is the 35th Birthday Issue of i-D, when did you last celebrate and what did you celebrate for? My high school graduation, back in Romania.
What excites you most about tomorrow? I don't know how it's going to be.
Tell us one thing that no one knows about you? I am shy, very shy.
What's your party trick? I can dance.
Finish this sentence, 35 is the new… 35 is my new favourite number.
Photography Alasdair McLellan. Hair Chi Wong at Julian Watson Agency. Photography assistance Lex Kembery, James Robjant, Matthew Healy. Casting AAMO. Andrei wears all clothing model's own.