Red Bull BC One All Stars in Paris 2014
Photo by Nika Kramer
Meet the Red Bull BC One All Stars, a crew of eleven internationally renowned dancers, representing the best of the best in the scene! Together, they showcase the art of B-Boying in all of its many forms. Each of the 10 B-Boys has competed in the Red Bull BC One, the world’s most important one-on-one B-Boy battle.
They serve as ambassadors of Hip Hop culture, with their main goal of giving back to the community and sharing their wealth of experience and skills with the younger generation of dancers. They travel the world to teach workshops, judge competitions and, of course, battle, continually challenging and pushing the limits of B-Boying.
Each crewmember is an outstanding individual in his community, bringing a certain style, skillset and original movement to the group, from hardcore power moves to intricate footwork. New members are chosen by the existing crewmembers, and one new member is added every year.
“We are the future of this dance, so let’s pass it down to the next generation,” says 2011 Red Bull BC One Champion RoxRite. The USA native holds the most number one battle titles of any B-Boy today.
Brazil’s Pelézinho is the master of acrobatic moves and powerful flips. His creative style is deeply rooted in Brazilian culture, including elements of capoeira and samba.
Cico, from Italy, is nicknamed the “Prince of Power.” Known for his incredible 1990s, he holds the world record for most spins in a one-armed handstand (27!).
Reigning Red Bull BC One World Champion Hong 10 not only snatched the title in his hometown Seoul, South Korea, last November, he also won in 2006, in São Paulo, Brazil. He’s known for his extremely complex, clean and creative style, as well as his mastery of complex freeze combinations.
Ronnie, from the USA, was the Red Bull BC One champion in 2007. He’s also part of Super Cr3w, which gained fame when they won the second season of MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew, in 2008.
Taisuke, from Japan, is a member of the Zulu Kingz. His dance style is based on an impressive array of foundation moves, a variety of unique top rocks and footwork combined with acrobatic power moves.
French-Algerian B-Boy Lilou is the only crewmember to have won the Red Bull BC One championship twice. He also became the first-ever Undisputed World Champion in December, 2014. With his humorous style and personality, he never fails to engage the audience with a style of dance that is pure storytelling and total innovation.
Brazil’s Neguin, the 2010 Red Bull BC One champion, brings his unique, House-infused, capoeira-inspired energy to the table. His style involves death-defying jumps, high-speed movements, and nonstop rhythm.
Venezuela’s Lil G is known for his extremely difficult original power moves and transitions. When dancing, Lil G’s focus is threefold: on power, style, and rhythm.
South Korea's Wing was welcomed to the crew in 2013. The 2008 Red Bull BC One Champion earned his nickname from his lightness in step and jaw-dropping aerial moves.
The Netherlands’ Menno is the newest addition to the Red Bull BC One All Stars, having joined the crew in 2015. Known for his innovative approach to the dance, with a signature, unique flow, the 2014 Red Bull BC One World Champion not only has almost all major international titles to his name, but is also known for his graffiti-inspired artwork.