Struthers native Chris Matesevac has been in love with performing ever since he can remember.

This past year he took home first prize in the Netflix show 'Dance Monsters.' 

The single elimination show, filmed in London, takes dancers from across the world to portray dancing monsters and compete in different challenges. 

Matesevac said each week they learned a different routine which became progressively more challenging. 

Being a science lover, one of his favorite parts was the motion capture suit that brought his character, Grummy, to life.

"We were introduced to a 'magic mirror' where we can see ourselves on the screen," Matesevac said. "Like I saw Grummy on the screen while I'm moving." 

Matesevac said booking this job helped pull him out of a career slump, and it took some struggle to get where he is today. 

Now he says he wants to be an inspiration for others to follow their dreams, and hopes to continue his dancing and performing career and dreams of creating some of his own films in the future.