http://www.gwenstefani.com/news/?nid=6650Meet Gwen's Dancers
News Ľ Posted: 10/1/2006 # |
Get to know Gwen's Dancers:
The Boys -
REMEDY: Remedy, grew up in Alexandria, Virginia, twenty miles south of Washington DC. He started dancing at seventeen and moved to New York City after graduating from high school. Remedyís break-through job came in the form of a popular holiday commercial for Target. Since then he has appeared in television and print ads for companies like the Gap, Apple Computers and T-mobile. Remedy has also worked with talented artists such as Mary J Blige, Sarah Jessica Parker, Wyclef Jean, and Ja Rule. After seven years in New York City, Remedy moved to Los Angeles. This move helped lead him to a job as one of Gwen Stefaniís dancers on the Harajuku Lovers Tour 2005.
FLEA: Born and raised near Miami, Florida, Flea began dancing at a young age. He found his true passion in hip hop and began B-Boying when he was 12. He started dancing in local stage shows at age 16. When Flea moved from Florida to Los Angeles his career immediately took off. He has been seen on the Latin Grammy Awards, the MTV Movie Awards and in numerous television commercials and music videos. He was also a featured performer with Rennie Harris PureMovement Tour. Fleaís biggest accomplishment to date was performing with Gwen Stefani as part of the Harajuku Lovers Tour 2005. His quote, ďStruggle is the essence of life,Ē encourages him to find peace, love and happiness.
LEGACY: Legacy was, born July 10th in Brooklyn, New York, and has now become one of the most well respected break dancers (B-Boys) in the entertainment industry. Known for his acrobatic movement and choreography, he is also distinguished for his individuality and drive. Legacyís first dance job was in 1998 at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Museum, which later led to a contract at Universal Studios, Florida. Working with Universal Studios, Legacy became very personable and developed great discipline. With only $240 in his pocket, Legacy and his best friend and business partner Flea, moved to L.A. in 2004. Legacy has worked his way up to performing with Gwen Stefani, dancing with an amazing crew.
STEELO: Steelo originally hails from the Bronx, New York. He lived in Puerto Rico throughout his teens and moved to Los Angeles in 2001. Steelo has been ďbreakingĒ for fourteen years, dancing professionally for eight years, modeling for six years and is currently pursuing an acting career. He has appeared in films like 2 Fast 2 Furious and in television performances for the Oprah Winfrey Show (featuring Madonna). He has performed in music videos by Missy Elliott and Britney Spears and has worked with artists like Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson. Most recently, Steelo toured with Gwen Stefani as part of the Harajuku Lovers Tour 2005.
The Girls -
LOVE: Love, a native of Tokyo, Japan, began studying dancing when she was just five years old. At 21, Loveís ambition and dedication helped her land a position touring with Japanese Rock group Bíz. Soon after, she began appearing with other Japanese pop stars like Namie Amuro, Kumi Kouda and BOA. In 2003, she moved to Los Angeles to study dance and English. In 2004, Love landed a principle role as one of Gwen Stefaniís Harajuku Girls. She traveled with Ms. Stefani both internationally and domestically to promote the album ďLove. Angel. Music. Baby.Ē In 2005, Love toured the nation performing in sold out arenas as part of the Harajuku Lovers Tour.
ANGEL: Originally from Torrance CA, Angel took hip-hop dance classes at San Diego State University thinking it would be a fun hobby. There she found her passion for hip-hop dance, music, and culture. Since her graduation from SDSU, Angel has performed on various commercials and television shows. She has danced with artists like Missy Elliot, Christina Milian, Ricky Martin and of course Gwen Stefani, whom she danced and toured with as part of the Harajuku Girls.
MUSIC: Music grew up in Okinawa, Japan, with dreams of moving to America. Ever since she was a young girl, she loved dance and was inspired by artists like Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, and TLC. She taught herself how to dance by watching their videos and practicing in her house. Music moved to Los Angeles in 1999 to study in America and pursue her career as a dancer. She has toured with Britney Spears and was featured in music videos by Missy Elliot and Marques Houston. Most recently, Music has traveled the world as one of Gwen Stefaniís Harajuku Girls and was a featured performer on the Harajuku Lovers Tour 2005.
BABY: Baby grew up in Osaka, Japan, where she began dancing informally at quite a young age. She moved to Los Angeles in May of 2004 and booked her first job in America as one of Gwen Stefaniís Harajuku Girls. Baby has contributed to various projects including music videos, commercials, photo shoots and live performances. She was also a featured performer on Gwen Stefaniís Harajuku Lovers Tour 2005.