Felipe Rose is one of them.
From performing ballet on stage at Lincoln Center' Alice Tally Hall in NYC to co-founding one of the most successful Disco Groups of all-time in 1976, unveiling the group's first studio album in 1977.
Felipe is a true renaissance man.
Felipe is a singer, actor, culinary enthusiast and a visual artist/painter who continues to embrace his history while remaining contemporary.
At an early age Felipe developed a love for the arts, inspired by his late Puerto Rican mother a professional dancer at the famed Copa Nightclub in NYC, where by fate she met his Native Father who was relocated by trade as a wielder, in the Indian Relocation Act of 1956 also known as the Adult Vocational Training Program.
Two very different people from seamless backgrounds went to NYC to become part of the American Dream. In his teens and early 20's he was performing dance/ballet with the renowned 'Ballet de Puerto Rico' under the guidance of Pascual Guzman.
In early January of 1977 Felipe's 'Native American' image inspired record producers; the late Jacques Morali and the late Henri Belolo to form a group of consisting of American Male stereotypes; a Native American, a Cowboy, Construction Worker, Military Man, Biker (Leatherman) and a Police Officer.
The Village People, as they would be known, have sold over 100 million records worldwide with hits including; Macho Man, In The Navy, Go West, San Francisco and YMCA, a song which was added to the US Library of Congress / National Recording Registry (March of 2020).