Imagine for a moment leaving everything familiar behind you—including your family, friends, and language, and in one quick motion, traveling to a foreign land where people, communication, and customs are all strangely new. Dario Espinoza left his home in Guadalajara, Mexico, to learn English at the English Learning Center (ELC) and realized quickly that language holds the key to understanding, because without understanding what people around you are trying to communicate—whether by words or other means—one cannot get far in life.
After much work, Espinoza passed the TOEFL test, applied, and was accepted to BYU. Settling down in Provo, he had no idea what a difference this decision would make over the next few years or the opportunities that lay ahead. On the way to class one day, a stranger approached and asked him to join the Living Legends performing team. He had seen them perform and thought they were talented; however, his own dancing abilities he wasn’t so sure about, and he declined the offer. After some insistence, he attended a Living Legends rehearsal, met the director, Janielle Christensen, and instantly fell in love with the group, their message, and the Spirit he felt during rehearsals with them.