Ariah Tsukada-Aka, also know as Lil' Babywockee, steps on stage and the world freezes. This brave young six year old has danced in-front of thousands without hesitation. Her ability to mimic and build her own choreography is amazing for her age. "She is truly a phenomenon" – stated Paula Abdul.
In her hometown Honolulu, Hawaii she encoutered a first glance of the Jabbawockeez intricate styles on America's Best Dance Crew and was in amazement. Staring at the screen at age four, Ariah began training herself studying their videos over and over until she reached perfection. “The way she downloads the music in her mind and then hits every beat is so unbelievable” states her parents Brian and Angel.
Surprisingly, Kevin Brewer of the Jabbawockeez walked in on her first dance studio session at Tunay Ink. Little Ariah made an impact on him and soon she met the whole crew backstage of their show at the Monte Carlo. Meeting the masked dance icons was not merely a dream anymore. She's experiencing what many dancers young and old dream of, a chance to work with the Jabbawockeez. Appearing as their "secret weapon" on ABDC's Finale 6.
Lil' BabyWockee is officially apart of the Jabbawockeez family as the first female dancer to enter their ranks.
She has participated in events such as Vegas Shakedown and Hip-Hop International as special guest performer. She played a lead role on a childrens television show and assisted a dance workshops for kids her age. Her career has lead her to train with leading dancers such as Haspop, Ricky Barraza, Scooby Doo, Tal Iozef and the Jabbawockeez in her favorite styles ranging from popping to breaking. She loves to inspire people to dance and is building a fan base of all ages.