This unique and talented love team can make jaws drop with their amazing dancing. Julian Trono and Ella Cruz talk about their new love team and how they’ve built a special partnership originally built on years of friendship.
Julian Trono and Ella Cruz send the crowd into frenzy with their dance moves at a mall show. The two perform a sweet and playful R & B number with Julian even asking Ella for a kiss on the cheek afterwards. This is the usual scenario for the pair nowadays, known as the Prince of the Dance Floor and Teen Dance Princess. Aside from training abroad, the two can command the stage for their productions, as well as make dance videos go viral with millions of views just by the ferocity of their talent.
First love never dies
Julian, 19, started dancing when he was in elementary. Focused on his studies, it was his form of extracurricular activity. “Sumali ako sa local group sa community namin,” he narrates. “It was just for fun. Parang wala lang. It wasn’t for anything. Walang goal na showbiz.” Eventually, Julian says dancing was what paved the way for him to join the industry in 2009. “I was discovered through dancing. Hanggang ngayon, [it’s] the biggest thing in my career.” The actor says that back in 2012, he even put up a dance studio which ran for two years, and was also sent to Korea two years ago to train in dancing.
“[Dancing is something] I’m very passionate about,” Julian explains. “First love ko talaga is dancing. ‘Di siya natatapos. Habang tumatagal kasi, nag-g-grow siya at mas nag-e-explore [may iba-ibang] klaseng dance.” His craft is now also a lot deeper for Julian. “It’s about storytelling, you’re expressing things,” he explains. “Now that I’m creating music, everything is complementary [including the dancing].” Aside from dancing, Julian also writes songs. In fact, the actor-dancer also plans to release songs this year, as well as his first album, on which he plans to be hands-on. “Intense ‘yung love ko sa ginagawa ko, it brought me to different places,” muses Julian. “‘Yung thought na rin of performing for different people—nagustuhan ko ‘yun. You’re doing something for the people, and not for you.”
Text Melissa Bagamasbad / Photography Dookie Ducay / Art Direction Macky Arquilla / Sittings Editor Nic Magquilat / Styling M Barretto for Julian / Patty Yap, Justine Riguer Associate Stylist for Ella / Hair and Makeup Beauty Abayan / Special Thanks to VIVA Artist Agency