The 34-year-old, who was born deaf, spent his childhood unable to hear or speak. In his mid-teens, after strenuous effort and endless sessions of speech therapy, he learned to read lips. Geagea says that dance helped him communicate when he lacked the ability to speak. “When I was around 10,” Geagea told Beirut.com, “I didn’t know much about dance but I used to love Michael Jackson”.
This was a performer who inspired him, and he immediately found dance to be a form of self-expression and a source of strength.