Zia Hassan has “always been a performer.”
He started making Michael Jackson-like dance moves at the age of three, then doing magic shows at age six. He took up piano at age seven and started writing his own music.
“So, piano recitals were interesting,” Hassan said. “Most of the other students were playing tried-and-true classical pieces, like Beethoven, and I was writing instrumentals inspired by events in my life.”
Theater performances followed in middle and high school, but, in college and beyond, Hassan evolved into what he is now: a solo performer.