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Bradley Rapier

As founder and artistic director of The Groovaloos, and co-creator and director of choreography of GROOVALOO, Bradley's goal has been to spread the power, beauty and endless creativity within the street dance culture with the world. He was born and raised in Canada. It was there that Bradley joined StreetScape, the country's foremost street dancing troupe, and was introduced to the magical qualities of the art form that drive him to this day. He had been pursuing a career in medicine, but after taking first place at the Canadian Talent Search, Bradley changed paths and ventured to the US where he took top honors in both Los Angeles and New York at the International IMTA Talent Awards. Soon after making Los Angeles his home he was nominated King of Hip Hop by the Dancers Alliance of L.A., was honored with a Hip Hop Choreography Award and was nominated for a prestigious American Choreography Award. Bradley has been a dance adjudicator and instructor across the United States, Canada and beyond for over ten years with acting and hosting experience ranging from FOX, MTV and VH-1 to hip hop instructional DVD's and network showcases. His keen eye had him serve as a talent coordinator for the final two seasons of Star Search on CBS and on the theatre front, Bradley choreographed City Kid - The Musical, where his work was touted as "miraculous" and "exhilarating" by the Los Angeles Times and was honored with both a 2008 NAACP Theatre Award as well as an 2008 Ovation Award for Best Choreography. Under the artistic direction of Jason Alexander and director Billy Porter, Bradley was chosen to choreograph the Reprise production of, Once on This Island, where among other kudos, The Daily News declared, "Musical theater producers everywhere should probably start putting Rapier on speed dial."

Bradley has studied hip hop and the funk style dance and is forever grateful to the pioneers and his many street dance influences including; StreetScape, The Electric Boogaloos, The Lockers, Hugo, Taco, Grant, Anthony, FloMaster, Jazzy J, Stylelements Crew and The Groovaloos. He gives thanks to God for the incredible events that make up his life and for creating such an inspirational form of movement and self-expression. Bradley's personal resume includes performances and/or choreography for; Queen Latifah, Miley Cyrus, Brian McKnight, Diana Ross, Cameron Diaz, Alanis Morissette, Fat Boy Slim, Days of Our Lives, My Wife & Kids, The Image Awards and The TVLand Awards, with commercial work for McDonalds, Lincoln, Levi's, Wrigley's, Jeep, Sony and Skechers.