Feb 21st, 2011
Natives of New York, the Ringmasters will astound audiences with something no one in America’s Best Dance Crew has experienced before: an exceptional style of flexing and contortionism. Claiming to be the “best in Brooklyn,” the Ringmasters are known to put on an outstanding show with props, theatrics and even magic tricks. The members of the crew know their styles well, as they’ve been friends since high school. They admit that they’ve never taken a single dance class, and are surely proud of the fact that they come straight from the streets. As they went on, they’ve developed moves like “bone breaking,” “pausing” and “glytching,” which have enabled them to win competitions all over the city. One of those battles was even hosted by BET’s 106 & Park. Holding no fear in mixing up their tastes, the Ringmasters draw inspiration from the music of Kanye West, Beyonce, Kardinal Offishal, T.I., Rihanna, Evanescence, The Game and Lil Wayne. The group consists of seven members, namely leader Adedamah “Nugget” Orisagbemi, Corey Batts aka Gutta Love, Jonathan George aka Punchline King, Reggie Gilmore aka Regg, Brian Irvin aka Marty McFly, Chris Romulas aka Spyda, and Nicholas Stewart aka Slick. With their self-proclaimed “non-stop, jaw-dropping, explosive entertainment,” Ringmasters has made it as one of the crews competing for the title of America’s Best Dance Crew. Joining eight other teams, the group is all set to show off their amazing and intricate moves in front of the whole country. With host Mario Lopez and backstage correspondent Layla Kayleigh, the crews will have to impress judges JC Chasez, Lil Mama and choreographer Shane Sparks. Encountering challenges week after week, each team battles for the $100,000 cash prize, but more for the pride of being the nation’s best.