Jake’s Take Podcast: Damian Terriquez

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com

It is a pleasure to welcome Damian Terriquez to The Jake’s Take with Jacob Elyachar Podcast. 

Born in San Diego before moving to Tijuana, Mexico, Damian spent most of their childhood watching movies at their mother’s workplace, which began their love of film. They moved back to high school, where they were offered a spot on the varsity cheer team after the coach noticed them performing floor gymnastics during their lunch break. In addition to cheerleading, Damian also got involved in theater and dance while in high school, combining all their favorite arts activities.

As a dancer, Damian Terriquez won multiple competitive dancing awards and was ranked in the Top 10 dancers in North America. After completing high school, they became a first-generation college student as they attended California State University at San Marcos before transferring to Woodbury to obtain a Marketing degree with an emphasis in fashion. During their senior year, Damian turned their thesis into an actual business, Epicone, a gender-neutral elegant clothing company that launched in 2020.

They also studied abroad in London, where they auditioned for The Lion King musical. While Damian ultimately did not get the role, the experience furthered their desire to perform. They appeared as backup dancers in music videos for Dillon Francis, Halsey, and Tiesto. They also have performed in several stage shows, such as In the Heights and The Pajama Game. 

When Damian Terriquez is not in front of the camera, they can be found spending time with their fiancé in Los Angeles. Damian is also a strong supporter of the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Federation, having attended the organization’s events for years, including the most recent Ball to End AIDS. They are also passionate about trans and non-binary representation in Hollywood. They were recently on the Warner Brothers Discovery panel at the Connie Norman Transgender Empowerment Center to discuss the importance of empowering the community and sharing their voices in the film industry.

In this edition of The Jake’s Take with Jacob Elyachar PodcastDamian Terriquez spoke about the behind-the-scenes process of filming during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. They also previewed several of their Netflix projects, including That 90s Show and Glamorous starring opposite Kim Cattrall, which is currently scheduled to be released in late spring 2023. 

You can connect with Damian Terriquez on social media. Visit their Instagram, Twitter & YouTube channels.

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