"Keep It Raw"
Jo'Artis Ratti (Big Mijo) was born in Los Angeles California. He graduated from University of Idaho with a Bachelor of Communications and Minor in Theatre Arts.Big Mijo is one of the original creators of Krump dance and has been teaching the foundation of Krump and freestyle for over 10 years. His credits include Puma, Sony, Nicki Minaj, Rita Ora, Gwen Stefani, Eve, and Madonna. He is currently on tour with Mariah Carey, and excited to be sharing his craft and point of view with the world.Krump is a street dance art form; an amalgamation of character work, musicality and creativity.Jo'Artis "Big Mijo" Ratti wants to share the Rootz of this dance style and culture history for dancers to understand where's it coming from. Most important for Mijo is the learning experience of us all being connected.
Ceasare LaRon Willis a.k.a Tight Eyez was born on January 3, 1985. Known for the creation of Krump, he is a krumpographer, dancer, creator, and innovator. KRUMP is a Dance style that was created in the year 2000, as a movement by a couple of people and pioneered by a few. But, even after the success and the exposure of “RIZE” the documentary, Krump needed to be innovated to have basics and fundamentals so it can spread to the world as a movement.Therefore, Tight Eyez stayed in the street scene to develop Krump for six years after the movie was released, putting out countless amounts of footage and DVDs to keep Krump relevant. He Battled and has been undefeated in street battles for over a decade. These endeavors brought him to such movies like “STOMP THE YARD”, “BE COOL”, and “STEP UP 4: REVOLUTION”.Shortly before the step up opportunity, Tight Eyez and his crew “STREET KINGDOM”, were selected for a worldwide television show called “AMERICAS BEST DANCE CREW” (season 6). For the first time ever Krump was in unison in the public eye. This gave a whole new meaning behind the roots of Krump and where krump can go and how it is viewed and these are just the first of many opportunities for Krump.
01: "Keep It Raw"
Learn a powerful Krump combo in this class with the originators of the form, Big Mijo and Tight Eyez. Channel your inner Greek god as you execute every explosive movement with Krump's founding fathers!