Shonnie Solomon: BIO
Upon first glimpse at this young up & coming 23 yr. old dancer who's known as Straphanio to close family and friends. You would never suspect that he leads a double life through an alter-ego who rips beats for fun. When this alter ego takes shape he becomes Shonnie. It would seem Shonnie was destined to dance, I guess you could say genetics played a HUGE factor here. You see, Shonn comes from a family of dancers that include: Boogaloo Sam his uncle who just so happened to create Poppin' & Boogaloo style, another uncle known as Skeeter Rabbit (R.I.P) & his father, the Legendary Popin' Pete. Shonn's first step towards carrying the torch into the future came about at the age of 6 where he performed with his father during a Toni Basil show. At that time Shonn didn't quite realize that he was part of a rich heritage. That was until he began attending the bboy/funkstyle choreographed show "Madhatten" at the New York, New York Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Madhatten starred the likes of: Wicket, Flomaster, Popin' Pete, Skeeter Rabbit, Mr. Wiggles and Suga Pop. It was during his visits to the show Madhatten that Shonn became close friends with another aspiring funkstylist, none other than Wiggles' son Unico Clemente. Shonn is quoted as stating, "Unico was the main person to inspire me to step it up and take this dance more seriously." And that is exactly what Shonnie intends to do. He's already off to a great start, creating memorable highlights to his dancing resume. Beginning with him becoming member of The World Famous Electric Boogaloos (8 years and counting). And if that isn't already impressive, Shonnie has worked with the likes of Justin Timberlake, Chris Brown, Miley Cyrus, Elijah Kelley, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga and Alison Stoner just to name a few. He's also apart of The LXD created by Jon M. Chu along with his dance/choreographer partners AjA and Terence Dickson, They're know as "The Fanboyz". The trio also starred in Step UP 3D as "The Ticks". Shonnie has also won Outstanding New Street Dancer Award at The 2nd Annual Hip Hop Awards and several popping competitions around the world. So with all his prior accomplishments behind him and a vast array of opportunity to acquire new ones, things seem to be "On & Poppin' " for the young man known as Shonnie.
Shonnie grew up in Las Vegas, NV.
He knew he wanted to be a dancer, ever since he was a kid, growing up & watching his Dad & biggest inspiration, "Poppin' Pete", and his uncles "Electric Boogaloo's"
Shonnie moved to Los Angeles, CA in 2005 to make his dreams come true.
Loves the creativity dancing brings.
Shonnie loves the Lakers! & in his free time, he enjoys, playing video games, & hangin with his dog, Cholab.