Meet Cover Kid – Raffi Paglayan!
Raffi loves to breakdance at Santa Fe Breakin’ Academy, Santa Fe’s very own School of Breakin and Hip-Hop Culture. Also featured is fellow breakdancer, Jaco Gent. Photos by Kitty Leaken.
What do you love most about dancing?
Raffi: The feeling when you get out on the dance floor.
Jaco: The energy it gives me.
What have you learned through dancing with others?
Raffi: I learned how to express myself.
Jaco: Supporting each other.
How old are you?
Raffi: 10 years old
Jaco: 7 years old
What school do you attend? What do you love about your school?
Raffi: I attend La Mariposa Montessori. I love the animals the most.
Editor’s note: La Mariposa Montessori has horses, pigs, chickens and more on its campus.
Jaco: La Mariposa Montessori and friends
Who inspires you to breakdance?
Raffi: My friend Tika!
Jaco: B Boy Faro and B Girl Ale
What do you want other Tumbleweeds Mag kids to know about you?
Raffi: I like reading and writing too.
Jaco: I love to Break!
If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be?
Raffi: End littering the ocean!
Jaco: I would stop Antarctica from melting.