SYTLE: Hip Hop
BIO: A Graduate of the historical North Carolina A&T State University, Chuck Maldonado received his BS in Marketing Management. As a proud member of both Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity, Chuck draws on knowledge from his many experiences, including being a percussionist in the university’s marching band. Upon graduating college he received his very first stepping and choreography job by auditioning as a stepping soloist for the late Michael Jackson's Artistic Director, Kenny Ortega. Chuck then went on to choreograph the opening ceremony in Atlanta for the Centennial Olympic Games utilizing 400 steppers.
Chuck is a four-time award-winning choreographer for his work with Stomp the Yard, The NAACP Image Awards, Chris Brown’s 2007 Grammy performance, and Brighthouse’s Network Commercial. Currently, Chuck is working with the Backstreet Boys on their Las Vegas Residency at Planet Hollywood. His major motion picture credits for choreography include Stomp the Yard, Stomp The Yard 2: Homecoming, Bewitched, Shark Tale, Step Up Revolution, House Party: Tonight’s The Night, and the 2014 Universal film Endless Love starring Alex Pettyfer and Gabriella Wilde. He has also choreographed two promotional videos for Disney Pictures’ G Force and Underdog. Chucks’ most recent collaboration can be seen in Break The Stage. In addition to providing choreography to feature films, Chuck has worked with many major recording artists including Laura Mvula, Chris Brown, Diddy, Ne-Yo, Fergie, JLO, Tamia, Omarion, Usher, Missy Elliott, Raven Symone, Ludacris, and the late Lisa “LeftEye” Lopez. Chuck’s choreography has also taken the stage at the Grammy’s, BET Awards, Vibe Awards, Soul Train Awards, VH1 Awards, and Hip Hop Honors.
Major brands including Skol Beer, SamT, Nickelodeon, Nokia, Moen, Crown Royal, Best Buy, McDonalds, Hanes, Wendy’s, iPod, AT&T, Chrysler, Sears, and Nike have featured Chuck’s diverse choreography.
Chuck is no stranger to the world of reality dance shows, as his choreography has been featured on such hit shows as America's Best Dance Crew, So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing With The Stars, and The X-Factor. He has choreographed children’s shows on Nickelodeon and Disney as well, namely, The Fresh Beat Band, Victorious, See Dad Run, How to Rock, and Big Time Rush. He also co-choreographed Disney’s “Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam,” and Big Time Rush’s “Big Time Movie.”
Whether artistic directing, choreographing, or dancing, Chuck Maldonado is known worldwide as one of the best in the business. His professionalism, magnetic personality, and perfectionist attitude makes him a pleasure to work with. A Perth Amboy, New Jersey native, Chuck currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.