Cezar Tantoco - choreographer
FRESHH HIP HOP
OUR CHOREOGRAPHER ... CEZAR TANTOCO
Renowned Hip Hop Choreographer, Cezar Tantoco, is respected for his dedication, hard work and award winning choreography. He demands from his students their very best and in turn, develops not only skilled hip hop dancers, but young adults with strong work ethics, respect and endurance.
Cezar started as a b-boy in 1984 and was one of the pioneers in the break dance and hip hop scene in North America. In 1986 he founded and performed in a professional group called CITY LIGHTS CREW (CLC) and by 1990 had begun teaching street style hip hop. After successfully creating and mentoring the group “Fresh Groove”, he was inspired in 2000 to further his penchant for teaching and established his current studio, ”FRESH GROOVE PRODUCTIONS”.
PERSONAL CREDITS: BACK UP DANCER FOR ARTISTS SUCH AS: COOLIO/CECE PENESTON/MAESTRO FRESH WES/ROB BASE/KARDINAL OFFISHAL
COMMERCIALS: COKE/FORD/SKETCHERS/MC CAIN FRIES
TELEVISION :MTV CANADA/URBAN RUSH/OLN/JUNO AWARDS/CTV NEWS
BREAKFAST TELEVISION/CHECK TV/LAS VEGAS WEEKLY
CURRENT : HOSTING AND DIRECTING A POWER DANCE TV SHOW CALLED MOVE-UP STARTED JAN 3, 2011 CHANEL 116 ON SHAW TV
COMPETITIONS : *3 YRS CONSECUTIVE CHAMPION FOR DRIVEN TO PERFORM (DTP) STREET DANCE COMPETITION 2002-2004/* WON THE TITTLE PACIFIC NORTH WEST NO.1 DANCE CREW
CREDIT AS CHOREOGRAPHER :
*VANCOUVER 2010 WINTER OLYMPICS CLOSING CEREMONY
*WORLD HIP HOP CHAMPION GOLD MEDALIST LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
*WORLD HIP HOP CHAMPION BRONZE MEDALIST LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
*WORLD HIP HOP CHAMPION SILVER MEDALIST LAS VEGAS NEVADA
*SURREY DANCE FESTIVAL DANCE COMPETITION 2 YRS CONSECUTIVE GRAND CHAMPION
*INTERNATIONAL DANCE CHALLENGE (IDC) 5 YRS CONSECUTIVE GRAND CHAMPION
*DRIVEN TO PERFORM (DTP) STREET DANCE COMPETITION CHAMPION 2006
*CANADIAN HIP HOP DANCE CHAMPION 4 CONSECUTIVE YRS 2006 TO 2010
The Fresh Groove Studio is located in Richmond, British Columbia, and trains students ranging in ages 4 to 21 years. Under the direction of owner and choreographer Cezar Tantoco, *Fresh Groove Productions has become one of the leading dance studios dedicated exclusively to teaching Hip Hop, Street & Break-dancing.