Leigh Foaad (aka Breeze Lee) and R16

July 14, 2012

The 2012 R-16 World Finals were held this past weekend on July 8th and 9th, 2012, in Seoul, Korea.  R-16, which started out as a single World Championship-level B-boy tournament to encourage the development and creativity of urban youth in Seoul, South Korea, has since evolved into a worldwide movement.  Link: http://r16usa.com/

In this championship event, where contestants battle in 4 categories of Popping, Locking, B-Boy, or B-Boy Crew, 16 countries from around the world were represented following a year of qualifications and training.

Leigh Foaad (aka Breeze-Lee)

One of the finalists, representing the USA in the Popping category, was none other than Leigh Foaad (aka Breeze-Lee) a 2x Pop’n champion for Battle of the Belts in Los Angeles, CA.  Breeze-Lee’s impressive resume includes Co-Founder, Co-Artistic Director, and Choreographer for Versa-Style Dance Company, an LA-based dance ensemble that fuses such Hip-Hop styles as House, Pop’n’, Lock’n, Wack’n and Boogaloo with Afro-Latin styles like Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia and Afro- Cuban.  (The other co-founder and artistic director of Versa-Style Dance Company is Jackie Lopez (aka Miss Funk), a 3x House Champion.) http://versastyledance.com/site/aboutus/

Versa-Style Dance Company (With Diane Danga Palaganas, Alli Gray, Ray Basa, Anthony Berry, Jackie Lopez, Lilian Ortega, Harry Weston, Breeze Lee, Jojo Flores, Angelo SoulShifter Paulos and Maya Zellman)

 

 

 

He has also toured nationally and internationally with John Tesh as a featured dancer, has choreographed & was featured in the PBS special “ALIVE Music & Dance”, and has worked with the East Coast’s Rennie Harris “Puremovement” since 2005.  From birth, Leigh Foaad has been exposed to dance.  Leigh currently teaches Hip-Hop at the Jonette Swider Dance Center in Sherman Oaks, CA, but his vocabulary encompasses a broad variety of styles which includes classical ballet.

Check out this video on YouTube:

R16 Korea 2012 World Finals Popping | Quarter Finals

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One Response to Leigh Foaad (aka Breeze Lee) and R16

  1. July 26, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    Breeze Lee is amazing!