The Atlanta, Ga. dancers grew up practicing their moves in a basement and decided to officially form a crew after watching 'You Got Served.' Since then, the crew members have appeared in 'Stomp The Yard 2' and will and have principle roles in 2 other major films this year. They have worked with Justin Bieber, Keri Hilson, Usher, T-Pain, R. Kelly,Jason Derula, Ciara and many other heavy hitters. They are confident in their southern style and hope it helps them win the title of 'America's Best Dance Crew.
ÂVince Luciano was born on 15th of October 1986 in Birmingham, Alabama. He moved to Atlanta, Georgia with his family when he was 3 months old. At age twelve he knew he wanted to be in the movie industry as an actor and director. He acquired a phenomena dance talent and created a dance group called Collizion with five of his childhood friends. Vince is extremely close to his mother and grandmother. He learned how to dance from watching MC Hammer, James Brown, and Michael Jackson as his influences. Vince is Mulatto, Indian, and Samoan heritage and is the only child on his mother's side but does have a younger sister and two older brothers on his dadâ€™s side. He grew up with just his mom for years and being the man of the house at an early age. Once he met the rest of the team they naturally became like family and the rest was history. Vince Luciano appeared in various TV shows and plays. He recently featured in a film, Fast and Furious 5 which confirmed his love for acting. On his spare time he enjoys dancing, shooting videos, editing and writing. He would like to thank his theater family for welcoming him and hopes to learn more about acting in future films. His passion for dance will always be eternal even long after he stops dancing physically.
ÂJeremy â€śJ-Smooveâ€ť Strong was born in Goodwater, Alabama but moved to Atlanta, Georgia at the tender age of 6. Growing up watching dance greats like Michael Jackson, James Brown, and MC Hammer he was highly influenced by the street dance scene. Training in pop locking, breaking, and krumpin he is known for his illusions and explosive moves. Jeremy is the leader of Collizion Dance Crew,who is known to be Atlantaâ€™s number one dance troupe. He has had the privilege to work along side artist such as Justin Bieber, Keri Hilson, Ciara, Alexis Jordan, Khalil, Heavy D, Nick Hagelin, and R. Kelly just to name a few. This past summer Jeremy had the opportunity to tour Europe where he performed at the FIFA World Cup. He has a heart for working with kids and mentors many kids in his area. Jeremy does not confine his self to a box. He is not just a dancer; he is an artist, studying in music dance and acting. From performing with various artists to dancing in multiple movies Jeremy shows his love for the art every time he performs.
ÂEdward L Blakely Jr was born in 1987 in Washington D.C in General Hospital. Raised In Kenilworth Avenue. Life as a child was kind of rough I would say growing up in a house of 9. As a child I was told I was very talented and outgoing. I love to sing, draw, and write poems. As I became older I began to get in and out of trouble. At the age of 15 I was sent to GA to stay with my dad and start a new beginning. After my father passed my passion for dance has grown and made me realize life is too short not to achieve my dreams. When I moved to GA I discovered I had a thing for dance and at that time I had ran into a group of young guys that called themselves Collizion. So from that day forth we all trained together and became one of the best crews out of Atlanta. I have been pursuing my dreams but it has been a struggle trying to do that and support my daughter Tamia Blakely who is currently 5 years old. Hopefully she will follow in my footsteps to being a great dancer. Some of my credentials include working with Aakomon Jones, Usher Raymond, Chuck Maldonado, Roscoe Dash and T-Pain. I have been featured in movies such as Let It Shine and Stomp the Yard 2. Eventually I hope to accomplish many more things with my dance crew.
ÂJoshua Grant Smith also known as J-Smith was born and raised in Durham, North Carolina. He lived there until he was 18 years old then relocated to Atlanta, Georgia to pursue his dream of being a professional dancer. Growing up he loved band, where he played the cymbals, stepping, and sports. He has a twin brother but they are the exact opposite. Performers like Usher and the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, inspired Josh and helped him develop his slick footwork. Josh recently danced in the Disney movie â€śLet it Shineâ€ť choreographed by Danny Teeson, which will be released June of 2012. Josh met Collizion Crew when he moved to Atlanta and was quickly welcomed into the crew. Josh is young but has a lot of passion for dance and is ready to learn as much as possible. His ultimate goal is to be a world renown choreographer one day, choreographing movies, tours and whatever else he can get his hands on.
ÂGabriel Graves (August 15, 1990) is a dancer, entertainer, acrobat, video editor, and an overall businessman. Musical talent runs deep in the family. Most of his family have been singers or have a musical talent in a certain instrument. In his generation dance is one of the first talents that hasnâ€™t been seen in the family before. He grew up most of his life in Atlanta with his three siblings Caleb, Angel and Judea. Caleb who was the oldest, inspired him to dance in middle school but over the years that inspiration grew deep when his brother was in a fatal hit and run car accident. Caleb Graves is now an amputee but is living stronger than ever. Even with his severed leg he hasnâ€™t let it stop him from being happy. He is now been Gabrielâ€™s new inspiration in his career. From surviving a fatal car accident with his dance crew and being the one of the few who was able to walk away from it he doesnâ€™t let anything stop him in achieving his goals. Over Gabrielâ€™s twenty-one years living his family has been very supportive in making sure he stays encouraged in pursuing his career. Being a part of a family with a strong spiritual faith he has been able to keep focused at his goals. Gabriel is currently a gymnastics coach at Dance Makers of Atlanta. He fell in love with teaching kids gymnastics and is now his second passion. Before choosing this career path he has had numerous jobs as a cashier at Fryâ€™s Electronics and working other 9-5 jobs. After realizing he would have had to give up his mediocre life working normal jobs he quickly dropped everything and is currently chasing his dreams. Gabriel has had the opportunity to grow tremendously with his career. Working with Choreographers such has Mario Henderson, Jamaica Craft, Sean Bankhead, and Antonio Hudnell he has been pointed in the right direction in his career path. Gabriel has been somewhat of an icon on the street dance scene as well as in the entertainment industry. Being a featured dancer in movies such as â€śLet It Shine and Stomp The Yard 2â€ť he is trying to grow to playing bigger roles as a stunt double in more movies.
ÂXavier Joe Wilcher is an Atlanta, Georgia native who has been in the entertainment industry for over a decade. He began his dance training at the age of 4 at the Jacobs Dance Academy in Atlanta, Ga. There he studied tap jazz ballet hip hop contemporary African and clogging. At the age of 14 he found his true passion for dance and was eagered to take it to the next level. He started attending and workshops that were produced by Dance 411 productions. This lead his to attending a traveling dance convention that consist of teachers that are among the top choreographers and dancers in the industry called Monsters of Hip Hop, in which he became a protĂ©gĂ©. He has began traveling all over the world sharing his love of dance ever since through teaching, performing, choreographing and training. Presently Xavier has worked with over 30 artist including Jason Derulo, Lloyd, Leona Lewis, P. Diddy, Black Eyed Peas, Sean Garrett, Cody Simpson, Young Jeezy, Ludacris, Raheem Devaughn, Tiffany Evans, and Charlie Wilson. Filming TV credits include - Stomp the Yard 2, Pitch Perfect, Let it Shine, Soul Train Music Awards 09, Laurie Ann Gibsonâ€™s Born to Dance, Food Network: Man VS Food and the BET Hip Hop Awards 09.