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Dance Explosion! Red Bull Dance Your Style—The Road to National Finals

Dance Explosion! Red Bull Dance Your Style—The Road to National Finals

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MANILA, Philippines — With the recent conclusions of both Red Bull Dance Your Style’s Manila and Cebu Qualifiers, the competition is only starting to heat up! The two qualifiers showcased the incredible talent and diversity of dancers in the country. With the next performances being more electrifying than the last, the participants from various backgrounds brought their A-game and battled it out to earn a coveted spot to the National Finals.

Red Bull Dance Your Style in Cebu Qualifiers

The Cebu Qualifiers took place last July 15. Having taken place at Trademark Cebu, Red Bull Dance Your Style found its first four finalists to compete in the highly-anticipated National Finals. Along with Baby Titan, the eventual winner of the Regional Qualifiers, the other three spots were given to Nemesis, Taw, and JPY.

Red Bull Dance Your Style Manila Qualifiers

The following week, the Manila Qualifiers at URBN QC proved to be an epic battle of dance talent, and JXYB – Dhztine Bernardino emerged as the victor, rising above the fierce competition to secure his spot in the National Finals of Red Bull Dance Your Style. The final three remaining slots for National Finals were given to contestants Darktruth, Luigi, and Keycee.

With the Top 8 from the two regional qualifiers complete, only the remaining half is left for the National Finals, set to take place on September 2, 2023 at 5th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. The other half of the Top 16 will be Wildcard picks.

To be able to represent the country is something all finalists consider a big honor, since it showcases not just Filipino talent but also the Philippines as a place filled with unique culture, traditions, styles, and techniques.

According to dance consultant Lema Diaz: “Filipinos are very expressive, and that translates very well into our dancing culture. Whoever gets the chance to be the country’s representative to the World Finals, they have a very big torch to carry. They carry not just their personal aspirations but also the collective dreams and aspirations of their fellow Filipinos. Our dancing culture is deeply rooted in our history, culture, and values, and it serves as a powerful means of storytelling and connection.”

As Red Bull Dance Your Style’s National Finals is fast approaching, the stakes are higher than ever for the finalists to give it their all and earn the coveted title of being the Philippines’ representative on the global stage. Whoever emerges victorious in the National Finals will have the incredible opportunity to secure their slot in Germany, where they will compete with dancers from around the world in Red Bull Dance Your Style’s World Finals.

For more updates and news about the upcoming Red Bull Dance Your Style event, visit https://redbulldanceyourstyle.com/ and the following social media pages: 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/redbulldance | Instagram and TikTok: @redbullph @redbulldance

As Red Bull Dance Your Style’s National Finals is fast approaching, the stakes are higher than ever for Filipino finalists to give it their all and earn the coveted title of being the Philippines’ representative on the global stage.

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Profiles

Name: Luigi Flares

Sex: Male 

Date of Birth: 28/06/1997

Nationality: Filipino

Hometown: Cavite

Battler Name: Luigi

Mobile Number: 09772777405

Email Address: igiulseralf5182@gmail.com

Instagram username: luigi.flares

Facebook: luiglock

Tiktok: Luigi Flares

MANILA QUALIFIER

Q&A:

What got you into dancing?

  • My cousin who taught me how to dance and showed me the video of Philippine Allstars at HipHop International

What awards/honors/accolades have you received as a dancer?

  • Won HHI World Battles here year 2016,2019 and 2023 and got the chance to represent the country in USA

What are you planning to do differently for Red Bull Dance Your Style as opposed to your regular performances? (Preparation/Approach/Etc.))

  • This years preparation for Red Bull Dance Your Style is the toughest and most disciplined training compared to last year because I really want to win the title and represent Philippines in the world finals

Supposedly, if you take home the crown and prove that you are the best dancer in the world, what’s next for you?

  • Same as last year I would share what I’ve learned in my journey and the process, share it to the next generation to give them a way out from hardships of life, that they can dream big and achieve whatever they want in dance as a career

In three (3) words, describe what is dancing for you.

  • Life, Discipline, Journey

PROFILE SHEET

Name: Henry II Senados

Sex: Male 

Date of Birth: 12/09/1992

Nationality: Filipino

Hometown: Zamboanga City

Battler Name: DARKTRUTH

Mobile Number: 09199256563

Email Address: HenryCortesSenados@gmail.com

Instagram username: Darktruth_jr_wf

Facebook: Henry Cortes Senados II

Tiktok: HenrysenadosII 

MANILA QUALIFIER

Q&A:

What got you into dancing?

  • I have been dancing since I was a kid. It has always been my fun time to dance and perform. But during my early adult age I really dive deeper into dancing when I experience some of the toughest moments in my life. Dancing really saved me from drowning to depression. It kept me sane and alive. And until now, it has always been my advocacy to raise awareness and somehow help people battle mental health issues through dancing and lead them to our Lord and Savior.

What awards/honors/accolades have you received as a dancer?

  • KKM Awards most improved krumper 2020
  • Krump Wars 2020 Open Krump Champion
  • Krump wars 2021 2v2 Krump Champion
  • Toxicated 3 2022 Open krump Champion
  • BKC Luzon Qualifiers 2022 Get off Category Champion
  • BKC Luzon Qualifiers 2022 5v5 finalist
  • Raise The Sky 2022 Open Krump Champion
  • Tumesting ka 2022 2v2 Finalist and MVP
  • No Mans Land 2023 Character Battle Finalist
  • Throwdown 2023 1v1 Open Krump Champion
  • Nature Buck India 2023 Get off King Champion
  • Nature Buck India 2023 1v1 Finalist
  • My Street 2023 Makati Qualifiers Openstyle Champion

What are you planning to do differently for Red Bull Dance Your Style as opposed to your regular performances? (Preparation/Approach/Etc.))

  • I plan to train twice how I train regularly. I’m planning to train like an athlete to compete in an international sports event. It will definitely help me to work on my body, endurance and skills. I also am going to create as many moves, sets, or even tricks that would help me have an edge on my fellow battlers. I also want to enjoy and entertain the crowd. But definitely will put God first all throughout the process and the performance.

Supposedly, if you take home the crown and prove that you are the best dancer in the world, what’s next for you?

  • Use it to share my testimony, my story and my advocacy to other people and inspire them but also advancing God’s kingdom.

In three (3) words, describe what is dancing for you.

  • Worship. Life. Love.

PROFILE SHEET

Name: Jeffrey Toledo

Sex: Male

Date of Birth: 02/09/2023

Nationality: Filipino

Hometown: Danao City Cebu

Battler Name: JPY

Mobile Number: 09958138224

Email Address: Popoyape@gmail.com

Instagram username: Popoyape

Facebook: Jeffrey Casas Toledo

Tiktok: @krazzypoi

CEBU QUALIFIER

Q&A:

What got you into dancing?

  • I met many different dancers and battlers and that’s where I found the one that made me happy, that’s what I got from my dancing.

What awards/honors/accolades have you received as a dancer?

  • As a dancer these are my awards, Cebu Dancer League 2018 3rd Place Choreo Competition, WSB 2023 CEBU 2V2 BATTLE Champion

What are you planning to do differently for Red Bull Dance Your Style as opposed to your regular performances? (Preparation/Approach/Etc.))

  • My plan is to do my best and show my dancing style and be happy. My preparation is always listening to battle music and doing foundation steps drills

Supposedly, if you take home the crown and prove that you are the best dancer in the world, what’s next for you?

  • The next? I will continue to battle and participate in different events in the following so that I will not be late because I am still new here.

In three (3) words, describe what is dancing for you.

  • For me ‘Dancing is Love’

PROFILE SHEET

Name: Arnold Diwatin

Sex: Male

Date of Birth: 26/10/1996

Nationality: Filipino

Hometown: Bacolod City

Battler Name: Taw

Mobile Number: 9166040710

Email Address: Tawi261996@gmail.com

Instagram username: arnolddiwatin

Tiktok: Tawi

Facebook: Arnold tawi Diwatin

CEBU QUALIFIER

Q&A:

What got you into dancing?

  • Simple lang po, Gusto ko lang patunayan sa pamilya ko na tama yung desisyon na pinili ko.

What awards/honors/accolades have you received as a dancer?

  • Marami na po akong na tanggap na mga awards, like Mga champion, best male dancer etc po.

What are you planning to do differently for Red Bull Dance Your Style as opposed to your regular performances? (Preparation/Approach/Etc.))

  • Siguro ang ma bigyan ng magandang rounds yung mga audience/opponent.

Supposedly, if you take home the crown and prove that you are the best dancer in the world, what’s next for you?

  • If makuha ko po yung title sa Red Bull siguro same rin gagawin ko, sasali ulit sa small, local or big events and mag share ng mga knowledge sa mga gustong matutunan sumayaw, and siguro mag try na sumali sa mga international dance battle

In three (3) words, describe what is dancing for you.

  • Life, happiness, treasure.

PROFILE SHEET

Name: Oriel Gneedheart Aclo

Sex: Male 

Date of Birth: 07/11/1997

Nationality: Filipino

Hometown: Cagayan De Oro City, Philippines

Battler Name: O-Shady

Mobile Number: 9476438988

Email Address: oriel.shady@gmail.com

Instagram username: @orielshady

Tiktok: @orielshady

Facebook: @orielshadyofficial

WILDCARD

Q&A:

What got you into dancing?

  • When I was 6 years old, my interest for dancing started when my dad and mom brought me to night cafe(a whole street full of street foods and other kinds of grilled type food during weekends) and I saw guys doing breaking and I was so amazed by the way they dance and how cool their moves especially when they do stuffs like freezes and power moves. On that night, all I ever wanted growing up was to learn how to dance.

What awards/honors/accolades have you received as a dancer?

  • Winning championships in 1 on 1 battles, crew competitions in several places nationwide. Also during the pandemic I won my first international title on an 1 on 1 Hiphop battle online. Traveling to other places in the Philippines to teach.

What are you planning to do differently for Red Bull Dance Your Style as opposed to your regular performances? (Preparation/Approach/Etc.))

  • My game plan is just to be me. Enjoy the moment, I wanna let the people see me as who I am. I feel no pressure at all because being there and getting selected as a participant is a blessing.

Supposedly, if you take home the crown and prove that you are the best dancer in the world, what’s next for you?

  • I wanna push myself even more, try to reflect on this Red Bull Dance Your Style experience that for sure will help sharpen my mind and my dance even more. Probably you’ll see me battling even more locally and hopefully internationally.

In three (3) words, describe what is dancing for you.

  • DANCING IS FUN.

PROFILE SHEET

Name: Sophie Echauz

Sex: Female

Date of Birth: 02/11/2003

Nationality: Filipino

Hometown: Quezon City

Battler Name: Q

Mobile Number: 09564321375

Email Address: sophiesechauz@gmail.com

Instagram username: @sophiesechauz

Tiktok: @echawowz

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100013902279685&mibextid=LQQJ4d

WILDCARD

Q&A:

What got you into dancing?

  • I genuinely just love music and being surrounded by the energy of those who love dancing too! Nothing beats the vibe and connection of dancers

What awards/honors/accolades have you received as a dancer?

  • Champion of the Street Queens 7-to-smoke invitational

What are you planning to do differently for Red Bull Dance Your Style as opposed to your regular performances? (Preparation/Approach/Etc.))

  • Prior to battling, I was heavily involved in competing teams all throughout high school and even now. I plan to adapt my former training regimen but tailor it so I can enhance the skills I plan to capitalize on. I’m genuinely looking forward to just enjoying and making the most of my Red Bull experience, I want to present the best of who I am and represent my style too.

Supposedly, if you take home the crown and prove that you are the best dancer in the world, what’s next for you?

  • It’s without a doubt that the Philippines’ community is full of extremely talented dancers. I want to continue to show up for Filipino dancers but most especially the young girls and women in the community. From the perspective of a younger girl, safe spaces and the support I receive give me a different kind of confidence through reassurance. To be able to pay it forward and do the same, not only for women but for everyone as well would mean the world to me. I’m lucky to say that I have the privilege to go for my dreams so I want to help other dancers reach theirs too! 🙂

In three (3) words, describe what is dancing for you.

  • Joy, Individuality, Alive

PROFILE SHEET

Name: John Vincent Mitchell

Sex: Male

Date of Birth: 01/10/1993

Nationality: Filipino

Hometown: Bacoor City, Cavite

Battler Name: JHOP

Mobile Number: 09362024483

Email Address: jvmitchell10193@gmail.com

Instagram username: https://instagram.com/jv_mitchell015

Tiktok: tiktok.com/@jvmitchell

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Mr.JvMitchell

WILDCARD

Q&A:

What got you into dancing?

  • When I saw the movie “You Got Served,” the rest is history.

What awards/honors/accolades have you received as a dancer?

  • I received multiple awards by winning in various battles that I joined but I will list down below my awards that are memorable to me.
  • Fete Dela Musique Hip Hop & Street Dance Stage 7 To Smoke Champion. 2023
  • Fete Dela Musique Hip Hop & Street Dance Stage 7 To Smoke Champion. 2019
  • Kaleidoscope 1v1 Hip Hop Battle Champion. 2022
  • Hiphopan Sa Luneta 7 To Smoke Champion. 2017
  • Himagsikan 1v1 Open Styles Battle Champion. 2022
  • A.S.P.A.L.T 1v1 Hip Hop Battle Champion. 2019
  • Culture Session 1v1 Hip Hop Battle Champion. 2018
  • THE GET DOWN 1v1 Hip Hop Battle Champion. 2021
  • Original Flavor 1v1 Hip Hop Battle Champion. 2015
  • Hip Hop Hype 1v1 Open Styles Battle Champion. 2015

What are you planning to do differently for Red Bull Dance Your Style as opposed to your regular performances? (Preparation/Approach/Etc.))

  • As opposed to my regular performances, I will try to surpass the level of my dancing and musicality for Red Bull Dance Your Style.

Supposedly, if you take home the crown and prove that you are the best dancer in the world, what’s next for you?

  • I will still continue what I’m doing which is reaching out to different communities in different places to inspire people specially the next generation.

In three (3) words, describe what is dancing for you.

  • Love. Life. Happiness.

PROFILE SHEET

Name: Samantha Frances Rivera

Sex: Female

Date of Birth: 14/04/1997

Nationality: Filipino

Hometown: Cebu City

Battler Name: Nemesis / Lady Hax

Mobile Number: 09192288240

Email Address: aamsam08@gmail.com 

Instagram username: ladyhax_

Tiktok: ladyhax_

Facebook: Sam Rivera

CEBU QUALIFIER

Q&A:

What got you into dancing?

  • I’ve been dancing since I was a kid. I got influenced by watching neighbors practice outside as well as tv shows when I was younger. I continued dancing up until now because it makes me feel special and it is my safe haven.

What awards/honors/accolades have you received as a dancer?

  • My Street 3 Beastcamp Female Krump Champion
  • No man’s land be your beast Female Krump Champion
  • Buckbuckan sa Cebu Champion
  • Buckolod Wildout Champion
  • Femme Fatale Openstyle 2023 Champion
  • KOB Asia Ladys Top 4
  • Top 10 FCD worldwide MVP ranking

What are you planning to do differently for Red Bull Dance Your Style as opposed to your regular performances? (Preparation/Approach/Etc.))

  • I’ll prepare myself for different types of music and how to approach each one. Focusing more on musicality, groove and connection.

Supposedly, if you take home the crown and prove that you are the best dancer in the world, what’s next for you?

  • I would like to continue pushing the dance movement in my hometown and take my fellow Cebuanos to the national stage as I did.

In three (3) words, describe what is dancing for you.

  • Love, Freedom and Expression

PROFILE SHEET

Name: Ryan Rojas

Sex: Male

Date of Birth: 16/12/1995

Nationality: Filipino 

Hometown: Zamboanga City

Battler Name: Scepter

Mobile Number: 09977134305

Email Address: ryanrojas929@gmail.com

Instagram username: mahgenggeng_

Tiktok: mahgenggeng1

Facebook: Ryan Barrientos Rojas

WILDCARD

Q&A:

What got you into dancing?

  • Feelings and inspiration 

What awards/honors/accolades have you received as a dancer?

  • Leadership / inspirational coach etc.

What are you planning to do differently for Red Bull Dance Your Style as opposed to your regular performances? (Preparation/Approach/Etc.))

  • Conditioning, listening, different music and i will do my best to do performance that rarely seen in redbull

Supposedly, if you take home the crown and prove that you are the best dancer in the world, what’s next for you?

  • Actually I don’t know what to say, if that really happened. But if ever there’s a chance. I wanna be a inspiration to other’s

In three (3) words, describe what is dancing for you.

  • Freedom, fashion and life appreciation

PROFILE SHEET

Name: Shihan Maui Ricablanca

Sex: Male

Date of Birth: 05/08/2002

Nationality: Filipino

Hometown: Cebu city

Battler Name: Baby Titan

Mobile Number:  09661849063

Email Address: Shihanmaui123@gmail.com

Instagram username: @1baby_titan1

Tiktok: Shihanmauiricablanca

Facebook: Shihan maui ricablanca

CEBU QUALIFIER

Q&A:

What got you into dancing?

  • Skill and improvements to dance

What awards/honors/accolades have you received as a dancer?

  • Certificate and trophy

What are you planning to do differently for Red Bull Dance Your Style as opposed to your regular performances? (Preparation/Approach/Etc.))

  • Just enjoy and dance in stage

Supposedly, if you take home the crown and prove that you are the best dancer in the world, what’s next for you?

  • Maybe if I’ll try my best

In three (3) words, describe what is dancing for you.

  • Dance is life

PROFILE SHEET

Name: Mickey Paolo Yatar

Sex: Male

Date of Birth: 16/11/1991

Nationality: Filipino

Hometown: Baguio

Battler Name: MICKEY

Mobile Number: 09276964827

Email Address: mickeypaoloyatar@gmail.com

Instagram username: waacker.mickey

Tiktok: waacker_mickey

Facebook: Mickey Paolo Yatar

WILDCARD

Q&A:

What got you into dancing?

  • TV Shows

What awards/honors/accolades have you received as a dancer?

  • Red Bull PH Dance Your Style first National Winner

What are you planning to do differently for Red Bull Dance Your Style as opposed to your regular performances? (Preparation/Approach/Etc.))

  • Have more memorable rounds and more playful performances.

Supposedly, if you take home the crown and prove that you are the best dancer in the world, what’s next for you?

  • Gonna keep inspiring and sharing to the community.

In three (3) words, describe what is dancing for you.

  • My Job, my passion, my Life.

PROFILE SHEET

Name: Louries dhztine Bernardino

Sex: Male

Date of Birth: 23/06/1993

Nationality: Filipino

Hometown: Paco Manila

Battler Name: JXYB

Mobile Number: 09156733994

Email Address: dhzrenbernardinos@gmail.com

Instagram username: JxybThaAlphaeus

Tiktok: Dhztine Bernardino

Facebook: Dhztine Bernardino

MANILA QUALIFIER

Q&A:

What got you into dancing?

  • Passion

What awards/honors/accolades have you received as a dancer?

  • Hhi worlds champion WOD PH champ choreo cup 3x champion

What are you planning to do differently for Red Bull Dance Your Style as opposed to your regular performances? (Preparation/Approach/Etc.))

  • More works and performance!

Supposedly, if you take home the crown and prove that you are the best dancer in the world, what’s next for you?

  • I think this will open more doors of opportunities inside and even outside dance

In three (3) words, describe what is dancing for you.

  • Everything, life, passion

PROFILE SHEET

Name: Deirdre Kyranmir Palaruan

Sex: Female

Date of Birth: 06/07/1999

Nationality: Filipino

Hometown: Baguio City

Battler Name: Heidra

Mobile Number: 09054342545

Email Address: dmirpal@gmail.com

Instagram username:  munchky.heidra / https://instagram.com/munchky.heidra?utm_source=qr&igshid=ZDc4ODBmNjlmNQ%3D%3D

Tiktok: munchkyn5 / tiktok.com/@munchkyn5

Facebook: Kyra Palaruan / https://www.facebook.com/kyrnmr?mibextid=ZbWKwL

WILDCARD

Q&A:

What got you into dancing?

  • Mainly music. Music has always been around me. At home, my parents would either blast the radio, play CDs of Michael Jackson, or put on Myx. And whenever we went to church, different instruments would be played and the different activities for children would revolve around a lot of singing and dancing.

What awards/honors/accolades have you received as a dancer?

  • I have received the following:
  • Finalist for the following Events:
  • Kaleidoscope Jam 2022 1v1 Popping Category
  • HipHopan sa Baguio 2022 1v1 Hip Hop Battle
  • Queen’s Speech Manila 2022 7 to Smoke All Styles Battle
  • Eastside Forever 2022 Fear Challenge 1v1 Open style Battle
  • 2022 Cordillera Dance Festival
  • – 1v1 Open B-girl Adult
  • – 1v1 Closed B-girl Adult
  • Femme Fatale 2021: Online Openstyle Battle
  • HipHopan sa Bahay 2020 1v1 Online HipHop Battle Female Category
  • 1st Runner up All Girl Open Pom Doubles Division National Cheerleading Championship 2019
  • Dance For High Manila 2018 1v1 Allstyle Battle Youngbloods Category
  • Tempest Street Battles 2018 1v1 Open Style
  • Cypher Queen at the Kaleidoscope Jam 2021, 
  • DOPEcember Year End Jam 2021,
  • and Climb’n D Elements 1v1 Allstyles Battle 2018

And other recognitions for the listed events below:

  • Popping War 2023 Top 16 Rookie Division
  • Best Choreographer for The Christmas Spectacular Show At the Manor Camp John Hay 2022
  • Turnt Up Manila 2022 Rookie Category Top 8
  • Colors Jam Baguio 2022
  • Popping Category; Top 4
  • HipHop Category; Top 8
  • Top 7 Visionary: Field of Vision 2022 Choreography Competition
  • REDEFINING ELEMENTS HIP HOP PAGEANT 2021
  • Top 8, International
  • Top 3, Nationals
  • Waack Your Way to the Top Baguio 2017, Waacking Category Top 4
  • RED HipHop Dance Championship 2015: Double or Nothing Grand Finals High School Division Champion
  • Smart Jump In Dance Competition 2013 1st runner Up
  • UBHS Got Talent 2013 Champion
  • Has performed in the Sibu International Dance Festival 2017 and 2018 and the Pasinaya Open House Festival 2019

What are you planning to do differently for Red Bull Dance Your Style as opposed to your regular performances? (Preparation/Approach/Etc.))

  • My love for dance is in general, and whatever experience comes whether I win or not I welcome it with an open heart. However, I’ve developed a mental struggle with it over the years, especially with my mental illness. It’s been a year since I was consistent in training physically. With this battle coming, I aim to bring back my consistency in body, mind, and soul. I aim to push myself into connecting with others in contrast to my shy attitude, having dance exchanges with people in my community, and keep in mind that whatever happens, to always be present. I am not the best dancer, nor am I competitive. I always have these thoughts of self doubt and judgment. But all I am sure about is that my genuine love for dance has brought me this far, into this moment right now, being a part of the top 16 of Red Bull Dance Your Style.

Supposedly, if you take home the crown and prove that you are the best dancer in the world, what’s next for you?

  • To continue sharing, learning, and connecting. But most of all, I want to give importance to how I can contribute to my dance community with this achievement. Despite myself being in a UNESCO Creative City, not all art forms are appreciated or given the proper space to practice their art. Especially for the dance community. I aim to continue making projects where artists of different art forms can connect, collaborate, and create and hopefully in the future, put up an establishment as a safe space for all artists.

In three (3) words, describe what is dancing for you.

  • Alive, Connected, limitless

PROFILE SHEET

Name: Juan Carlo De Leon

Sex: Male

Date of Birth: 10/06/1992

Nationality: Filipino

Hometown: Bulacan, bocaue

Battler Name: 0965 469 5598

Mobile Number: blvckzik@gmail.com

Email Address: BlvckZik

Instagram username: Blvckzik

Tiktok: Blvckzik

Facebook: Blackzik

WILDCARD

Q&A:

What got you into dancing?

  • Highschool friends

What awards/honors/accolades have you received as a dancer?

  • King of buck 10. Mijo’s (1 of krump creator) open krump category MVP.

What are you planning to do differently for Red Bull Dance Your Style as opposed to your regular performances? (Preparation/Approach/Etc.))

  • Will do more crowd interaction.

Supposedly, if you take home the crown and prove that you are the best dancer in the world, what’s next for you?

  • Practice, do more and inspire next generation.

In three (3) words, describe what is dancing for you.

  • Meditation, freedom and love.

PROFILE SHEET

Name: Christian Paul 

Sex: Male

Date of Birth: 05/04/2002

Nationality: Filipino

Hometown: Caloocan

Battler Name: Pavlos

Mobile Number: 09453612240

Email Address: fcpcpaul05@gmail.com

Instagram username: Paulpavlos_

Tiktok: Paulpetilo_

Facebook: Paul pavlos

WILDCARD

Q&A:

What got you into dancing?

  • When I was a child my parents saw my talent when it came to dancing, and since then until now I have been happy here. Every time I dance I feel free and that is the best thing that happened in my life.

What awards/honors/accolades have you received as a dancer?

In my more than ten years of dancing, I have won many prizes. I have competed in different countries such as Sydney Australia and Phoenix Arizona USA. also winning local competitions and battles.

  • World of Dance Philippines Champion 2019.
  • Battlegrounds Philippines 2021 Open division Champion and official representative of the Philippines in World Supremacy Battlegrounds International at Sydney, Australia.
  • Hip Hop International Philippines National 2022 Silver Medalist and official representative of the Philippines in Hip Hop International in Arizona, United States of America. 2022
  • UDO International silver medalist 2022 and official representative of the Philippines in the United Dance Organization International World Street Dance Championship at UDO UK. 2023
  • World Supremacy Battlegrounds International Open Division Champion 2022 at Sydney, Australia.
  • Hip Hop International 2023 Philippines National silver medalist
  • I Got Colors Kaleidoscope Jam Philippines 2021 Locking Category Champion.

What are you planning to do differently for Red Bull Dance Your Style as opposed to your regular performances? (Preparation/Approach/Etc.))

  • The style I will make in red bull dance your style is my own style, PAVLOSLOCK.

Supposedly, if you take home the crown and prove that you are the best dancer in the world, what’s next for you?

  • I still have a lot of plans in case I win or lose at red bull dance your style. Dancing is broad and I am ready to explore other places and cultures that exist in different countries that are united because of dancing. and if I win I intend to help and contribute to the dance community here in the Philippines.

In three (3) words, describe what is dancing for you.

  • Freedom, love, discipline

PROFILE SHEET

Name: Christy Kim Velez

Sex: Female

Date of Birth: 23/02/1992

Nationality: Filipino

Hometown: Cebu

Battler Name: Keycee

Mobile Number: +639985934202

Email Address: keyceevelez15@gmail.com

Instagram username: https://instagram.com/keyceevelez

Facebook: www.tiktok.com/@keyceevelezii

Tiktok: https://www.facebook.com/KeyceeVelez1

CEBU QUALIFIER

Q&A:

What got you into dancing?

  • My super supportive parents!! My dad used to be a television dancer and my mom a PE teacher. They let me join different workshops when I was young – dancing, singing, acting and other stuff. Until I was partnered with one of my dad’s colleagues’ son to do dancesports which started my professional dancing career. They’re my first dance teachers, my coaches, talent managers.

What awards/honors/accolades have you received as a dancer?

  • Won medals during my 9-year stint as a dancesport athlete both locally and internationally
  • Was given the mayor’s special award during Cebu’s Charter Day celebration last 2005 for winning and representing Cebu, Phils in the International Children’s Games in TH.
  • Won multiple openstyle and waacking battles both locally and internationally
  • As a teacher:
  • Trained kids in urban and rural barangays in Cebu that are already national and international winners <3
  • My waacking students that have improved a lot and are continuously exploring and loving the style

What are you planning to do differently for Red Bull Dance Your Style as opposed to your regular performances? (Preparation/Approach/Etc.))

  • I’d like to show everyone how waacking can be done in different pop music and make everyone, even non-dancers, relate to whatever I do and make them understand the intention of the music and movement. But, still grace under pressure. 🙂

Supposedly, if you take home the crown and prove that you are the best dancer in the world, what’s next for you?

  • I’d continue to train, learn and share my love for dance to my colleagues and students. My ultimate goal is to actually mentor more dancers and see more people fall in love with “dancing”. (Ang bigat ng best dancer in the world. Lol! “Best” is defined by yourself naman so yeah. Please delete this part. Hahaha)

In three (3) words, describe what is dancing for you.

  • Lifestyle; Connection; Intention