Ricardo "Boogie Frantick" Rodriquez Jr. is the Los Angeles based dancer recognised worldwide as a master of the street dance style known as "popping." His path started in local dance battles at underground clubs in the San Fernando Valley and has taken him to some of the biggest stages in the world, including the 2010 Academy Awards, a role in the film Step Up 3D, and electrifying performances with Queen of Krump Miss Prissy's company, The Underground, at USC, Cal State Long Beach, and the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center. He has taught workshops, performed his distinctive solos, and inspired young street dancers in Paris, Bondi, France, London, New Dehli, India, Warsaw, Poland, Singapore, Bankstown, Sydney Australia, Seoul Korea, Beijing, Hong Kong, JiangMen, Chengdu, Zhongshan, Fuzhou, China, Bolivia, Japan, Moscow, Rostov, Russia, and Taipei, Taiwan. He has been a featured dancer on So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing With the Stars, The Queen Latifah Show (with Snoop Dogg and LA artist Dam Funk), Chris Brown, Funk Freaks, Pentatonix Christmas Specials, Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris, Late Night With Conan O'Brien, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, and in the web series The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers (The LXD); in commercials and events for Microsoft, Google, Red Bull and Seth MacFarlane; as a judge, participant, and champion in major dance competitions around the globe; and as Assistant Creative Choreographer for Christopher Scott, Lindsey B and LXD.
Boogie Frantick was born in the San Fernando Valley and, as a youth shuttling between the Valley and East Los Angeles, used the elegant art of popping, miming, and animation as protection from the negative street life that surrounded him. As a veteran of street dance and a distinguished expert on the history of Hip Hop culture, Frantick has been a member of some of the most influential dance crews in history, including MZK (Mighty Zulu Kingz/Kweenz), Academy of Villains, Substance Over Hype, The LXD (Legion of Extraordinary Dancers), Celebrity Dance Masters, Funny Bones Crew, The Underground, and The Gr818ers - a coalition of San Fernando Valley college students and Hip Hop artists who work to improve racial and cultural relations, both locally and nationally. He is active in the community, and has dedicated his life to using dance as a means of expression, and as inspiration for a new generation of artists.
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