Karl Artis III.
- "Why Don't We Fall In Love" - Amerie (Kaytranada Edition). Look it up. You're welcome. 50 minutes ago via Echofon
- Get at me for a promo code to phlextravaganza if you missed the cut off date for purchasing the $10 tix...I got you! 3 hours ago via Echofon
- RT @Phlextravaganza: Go to http://t.co/QYA7s7jFGZ tickets are only $10 but hurry and get them before prices go up May 17th. 3 hours ago via Echofon
- Have a feeling my voice might be gone...got me in here singing like I know how to or something haha @carrie_wu @jlubbz 13 hours ago via Echofon
- Karaoke with the regulators... $10 an hr, total?!! I'll take that! 14 hours ago via Echofon
Karl started learning breakin’ from a teen that moved from California during his senior year of high school in 2003. Hailing from Goldsboro, North Carolina, there wasn’t much opportunity to learn hip hop or almost any other form of dance for that matter, so he used what knowledge he gained from the teen and worked on his basic breakin foundation. Upon entering college at North Carolina State University he helped found a local breakdance crew, First in Flight and later joined Fusion, NC State’s Hip-Hop and Cultural Dance team. It was here where Karl garnered and embraced his skills as a dancer and choreographer.
In 2007, Karl graduated from NC State with a B.S. degree in Applied Sociology, commissioned into the U.S. Air Force as a 2nd Lieutenant and moved to Boston. He continued to train by attending Monsters of Hip Hop Workshops and danced with such crews as Intencity and Wrush. He also became co-captain and head choreographer of Hip Hop ConnXion Boston in 2009. Later that year, he deployed to Afghanistan as part of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM where he, commanding a team of 25 soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines, protected the highest ranking military and government officials in the area. Upon returning to Boston in 2010, he joined Static Noyze Dance Company and SideProject (which also performed under the names of Weapons of MASS and CONcept Artists).
In June 2011, Karl separated from the military, and moved to Los Angeles, CA to pursue a career in dance. He signed to Bloc Talent Agency that same month and has since worked with Jennifer Lopez, 50 Cent, Adidas, New Balance, America’s Got Talent, X-Factor US, DJ Chuckie and many more. Along with taking classes routinely at local LA dance studios, he continues his training and passion today.
Karl has trained under some of the best in the industry today and continues to seek growth in his technical expertise, diversity in style, and depth of creativity. He’s passionate about learning dance and teaching dance. His style includes a blend of smooth movements, sharp precision, and taxing musicality to create dances based on what he interprets from the chosen selection and how it makes him feel. The dance therefore becomes an embodiment of his emotions that he hopes the audience can tangibly realize and relate to.