**Motto/Credo:** “Love the life you live, so you can live the life you love”
El Niño is a fitting B-Boy name for Alex Diaz, who started breaking at age 5. “My uncle is the president of the crew,” El Niño explains, “and my brother and cousins were in the crew as well.” Talking to El Niño today, it’s clear that during the last 16 years his family members have taught him solid B-Boy values in addition to moves. Asked to name the characteristics of a solid breaker, he says, “Someone who shows their skills but is humble about it. A good B-Boy always respects the opponent and understands that everything is a learning process.”
“Child” in name only, El Niño will rely on his grown-man wisdom for an edge at the Red Bull BC One United States qualifier in Chicago. “My expectations are to win and represent my city as much as I can,” he says.“One of my hopes is to get my point across and to express my style to the world.” That’s some mature thinking for sure, and the Boston resident matches his level head with swift feet. When Lilou couldn’t make the Red Bull BC One All Star East Coast Tour this year, El Niño’s footwork and explosive power helped earn him the substitute spot.
I represent real bboy flavor, executing my moves but also never forgetting to dance to the music, bboying is a dance not a sport!