Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Quest Crew

Recently fall in love with Quest Crew who win the champion of American's Best Dance Crew season 3. Even though I also like the season 1 champion-JabbaWookeeZ, but this crew is totally not the same type compare with season 1. I like whole crew member especially both Ryan i.e. Ryan Feng and Ryan Conferido.
Ryan C. give me very deep impression because he also a contestant of So You Think You Can Dance while Ryan Feng impress me by his skill on dancing (or maybe because he is chinese too..Haha). When I go home last week, I show the competition that I download from the net to my bro, mum and sis. I wish that I can show everyone why I admire them and let other people know them too...wahahaha
Below is some brief introduction of the team.

Why are they called Quest?
They are working together with a community facility by the name of 'Quest Learning Center' located in Artesia, CA . This multi-purpose building is relatively new, only having been built within the year . It serves the general community a great deal by providing tutoring sessions, music lessons, dance classes, social events, and much more .
Because of they ambition to represent and promote the learning center, their group enters competitions and general performances as the name Quest . They are in no way affiliated with the creation of the learning center, nor do they share ownership . They are simply trying to give back to the gracious people who run Quest LC, that have befriended them and have been so kind as to provide them a new base of operation . They are willing to return the favor in any way they can .
What is Quest Learning Center ?
The building itself is composed of several sub-divisions . A wide open ballroom, a dance studio, music store, restaurant, boba cafe, several classrooms and music rooms filled with enough instruments to satiate a school band ! All of these things confined within a two-story edifice that best resembles a college building .
The place is heaven . Especially for people like them, who thrive under music, dance, learning, and FOOD ! It's a complete and utter surprise, as most people would've never believed such a place existed !
What is the mission of the team ?
Their mission is to promote the love of dance and music through the effects of hard work and cooperation . And to provide awareness of the community facility that remains a viable resource of knowledge and growth . They work to retain themselves as a team of soloists . Striving to offer a collaborative performance as a collective merge, yet also having the ability to support each other . Remaining equal in their contributions , and growing together .

Victor Kim
Victor Kim recently graduated from University of California Irvine with a B.A. in Economics. Born and raised in Sacramento, he is a member of the bboy crew Flexible Flav. Aside from dancing, Victor enjoys playing the drums, guitar, singing and graffiti art. With hopes of inspiring and changing the world, he hopes to achieve great things with his brothers and sister on Quest Crew.

Steve Terada
With nearly 30 World Titles and seen on ESPN2 for the past 6 years, Steve (sponsored by Paul Mitchell Systems) is an internationally acclaimed extreme martial artist and iconic “tricker” credited with originating many extreme kicks and tricks used in competitive sport karate and dance events throughout the world today. He has promoted his sport in Europe, Asia, South America, Canada, French Polynesia and throughout the U.S.
Steve has been successful in translating his skills to several other arenas including the dance world. Aside from his performances with Quest, he was also featured in the Black Eyed Pea’s “Pump It” music video. Stunts for movies and TV include blockbusters like “Memoirs of a Geisha, Crank, and Indiana Jones/Crystal Skull where he was honored by SAG as part of the Oscar nominated stunt team. Steve’s TV credits include current episodic shows like My Name is Earl, The Shield, etc. and commercials for Dell and Kelloggs. For those of you who live near L.A., you can see his Hanmi Bank billboard on the corner of Western and Olympic Blvds. He was also featured in the coveted Intel International Multiply Campaign.
Steve is most proud of his work with youth and is currently a representative for Paul Mitchell Systems’ Head For Change campaign, focusing on improving our world and environment one person at a time. He and Paul Mitchell Systems want to get the word out that no matter how small the effort, everyone can make a difference. Whether exhibiting his sport as an alternative to drugs and alcohol in Tahiti or reintroducing Korean youth to their national sport (Tae Kwon Do) in a new and exciting light, Steve has somehow found time in the past to also support the Pediatric AIDS Foundation, D.A.R.E., Muscular Dystrophy, the Children’s Hospital, Kollaboration, and Quest Learning Center.

Ryan Feng
Better known as just Feng, started dancing his freshmen year of college in 2001 with CADC (Chinese Association Dance Crew). In the four years he has worked with CADC, he was captain for one year and a coordinator for another, finishing his career with them in 2005. He was also a founder and former captain of Breed, an OCLA team founded in 2003. Since then, he has been a member of Chill Factor Crew and is presently a member of Quest. He has taught dance all over the US in places such as Seattle, New York, Vegas, Alaska, Detroit and Atlanta. He has performed in such shows as Paris by Night, was a guest performer on So You Think You Can Dance, and was a backup dancer for Rosco Umali in the Asian Excellence Awards. His style is a mixture of his dance upbringing, including stank, isolations, popping and house. Feng gains his inspiration from his teammates, the dancers in the community, and through his love for the arts, namely his passion in photography.
Ryan Conferido
At age 15, Ryan Conferido was introduced to breaking and spent several years battling and practicing with his crew, The City Drifters. 5 years later, at age 20, he decided to explore the realm of choreography dance. Ryan has since been featured as a top 10 finalist in the 1st season of So You Think You Can Dance in 2005. He has since been able to work as an instructor, travelling to locales such as Singapore and Malaysia for featured workshops. Represented by MSA and teaching locally as well, the ideals between him and his closest friends led them to form Quest Crew in October of 2006. Since then, he has worked in music mixing and production alongside his dance career.
"Hok" - Hokuto Konishi
Born in Japan and raised in England, Hok began his dance career with a hip hop background. Rooted in the fundamentals of bboying, popping, locking and hip hop, Hok’s “Original” Dance style was first nationally featured on FOX’s smash hit TV show, “So You Think You Can Dance” where he became one of the top 12 finalists. Using his artistic ability, Hok positions himself as a dancer/choreographer for Quest Crew. He is currently traveling domestically and internationally teaching, performing and choreographing. One of the greatest experiences he took from SYTYCD was performing “The Hummingbird and the Flower,” a piece choreographed by Wade Robson for which they were awarded an Emmy in 2008.

"D-Trix" Dominic Sandoval
Born on Oct. 15th, 1985 in Sacramento, CA, D-Trix accredits the date he started bboying at an 8th grade Valentines Dance on February 28th, 1999.
From 2003-2004 he stopped bboying, but he just couldn’t stay away.Between 2005-2006, he traveled with his world renowned crew Flexible Flav competing and winning competitions in countries such as France, South Korea, Tahiti, Canada and various other places across t
he US. In 2007, he competed in FOX’s So You Think You Can Dance and placed in the top 10. From then on, he began touring the US and Canada, gaining national and international recognition. In 2008, he had the honor of performing in shows such as American Idol Gives back, American Idol Finale, the Ellen Show and SYTYCD Season 4. He also danced for such artists as Donna Summer, Sheila E., Gloria Estefan and many more. During this time, D-Trix also traveled extensively, teaching and making appearances in places such as Nova Scotia, Vancouver, Alaska, Toronto and Australia. D-Trix is glad that his success has allowed him to work with such great choreographers as Doriana Sanchez, Shane Sparks, Mary Murphy, Tyce Dioreo, Wade Robson, Jean Marc Generoux, Melanie and Tony Merideth, Adam Shankman and Mia Michaels.
D-Trix currently represents Flexible Flav, Stepboys Entertainment, and Quest Crew. He hopes that the experience with Quest Crew on Randy Jackson Presents America’s Best Dance Crew will allow Quest Crew to travel together and do what they love best. . . DANCE!

Brian Hirano
Born and raised in the Bay Area, Brian Hirano grew up playing a wide range of competitive sports. At the age of sixteen, music videos and capoeira influenced him to pursue breakdancing. At UC Irvine, Brian Hirano was introduced to hip hop and pop choreography by the dance crew CADC (Chinese Association Dance Crew). Towards the end of his college career, Brian joined the hip hop company Team Boogiezone/Breed where he furthered his training in hip hop dance, working alongside industry professionals. In 2004, he joined another crew composed primarily of breakers and decided to pursue dance as a profession. In 2006, some members branched off to form Quest. Since then, Brian has remained an active member of Quest while working on projects in the dance industry. He has worked with Colby O’Donis ft. Akon, Natasha Bedingfield, Roscoe Umali, Nike Asia Industrials, and was a principal dancer on America’s Got Talent. He has also worked in such films as Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and Ocean’s 13.
Brian wants his dedication to inspire people from all walks of life to believe in themselves and to pursue their passions and dreams. He thanks his family and friends for all their support as well all the people along the way who have inspired him.

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