Massive Accomplishments

AWARDS 

  • 2004, 2013 City of Seattle Office of the Mayor, Proclamation of “Massive Monkees Day”
  • 2013 Seattle Magazine People of the Year 
  • 2013 Seattle Asian Weekly: Visionary Award
  • 2012 U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency: Appreciation Award
  • 2007 Seattle Mayors Arts Award
  • 2006 Mighty 4 Lifetime Achievement Award: Bestowed upon Massive Monkees along with Afrika Bambaata and DJ Q-Bert

FEATURES

  • 2015 “Downtown” by Macklemore  Original Choreography provided and danced by Massive Monkees for Macklemore’s “Downtown” music video
  • 2015 Destiny: Bungie Games Original Choreography and Motion Capture of dancers to be used in Destiny Game (BAFTA Games Award for Best Game, Best Score/Soundtrack)
  • 2014 “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore Scratch provided by DJ DV One for the Grammy winning song
  • 2014 Microsoft Holographic Technology Demo
  • 2013 Nordstroms Hudson Jeans add
  • 2008 Coosh Crash Test Featured in 5 viral videos produced by Caid Productions for the new “Coosh” headphones a subdivision of the disposable lighter and razor giant Bic
  • 2006 Featured Xbox Commercial for use in kiosks at festivals, and an estimated 40,000 booths worldwide
  • 2003 Featured Kenneth Cole campaign for print adds
  • 2002 Microsoft Desktop Dancer, Windows XP 2002

PERFORMANCES 

THEATER/STAGE 

  • 2015 Featured Performance on Golden Stage, Villette Street Festival (Paris, France)
  • 2015 MTV Video Music Awards Original Choreography provided and danced by Massive Monkees for Macklemore’s “Downtown” opening performance
  • 2015 Featured Performer with Opposing Forces (Amy O’Neal, Creative Director)
  • 2011 National Folk Festival (Nashville, Tennessee)
  • 2010 DANCE This by Seattle Theater Group – Featured Performer and Mentor Group
  • 2009 National Folk Festival (Butte, Montana)
  • 2008 Vans Warped Tour, 48 cities U.S.
  • 2007 Vans Warped Tour, 48 cities U.S.
  • 2006 20-city college tour with Global Talent Agency
  • 2005 CODA Dance Festival (Oslo, Norway)
  • 2005 20-city college tour with Global Talent Agency
  • 2004 Performers on the Bumbershoot Music Festival main stage opening for Public Enemy and Nas. The crowd numbered close to 10,000, a sold-out capacity for Seattle’s Memorial stadium
  • 2003 Winners of Live at Apollo Theater talent show. The crew won a regional in Seattle, and was flown to New York for the finals in the famed Harlem, New York venue.
  • 2003 & 2005 Summer Jams presented by KUBE93, performed on the main stage of the Gorge Amphitheater, and the XBOX stage. The event draws 60,000 people every Summer
  • 2002 Key Arena performance at KUBE93 birthday party with Missy Elliot and Tyrese

COMMUNITY EVENTS

  • 2015 Rainier Beach Art Walk
  • 2014 Washington’s 125th Statehood Celebration at the State Capital
  • 2014 Seattle Public Library, Poetry Grand Slam
  • 2014 Fry Art Museum Community Day
  • 2013 – 2015 Pride Festival
  • 2013 & 2015 International Dance Festival
  • 2013 Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitors Center Family Day Event: Kids Can
  • 2010 Lake Union Park Grand Opening
  • 2003-2008 Five consecutive year headliners University of Washington’s Dawg Daze
  • 2008 Stop the Violence Performance and Discussion – Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center
  • 2007 Seattle Sculpture Park Grand Opening

 CORPORATE ENTERTAINMENT 

  • 2015 Facebook Seattle Annual Party (Seattle, WA)
  • 2014 Hornitos Bartenders Event (Seattle, WA)
  • 2011 LULU Lemon Fall Fashion Week Featured Performer (Vancouver, B.C.)
  • 2010 Skull Candy x Fred Meyer 5 City Tour (Oregon & Washington)
  • 2010 Microsoft Image Cup (Seattle, WA)
  • 2008 Featured guest @ Microsoft Annual Company Meeting (Safeco Field)
  • 2008 Columbia Sportswear Corporate Fashion Show (Bend, OR)
  • 2008 Nike Corporate Diversity Fashion Show + Product Testing (dance shoe) (Portland, OR)
  • 2006 Rogers Wireless Convention in Vancouver, B.C.
  • 2006 T-Mobile Wireless Convention (Seattle, WA)
  • 2006 Nordstrom’s Annual Convention
  • 2005 AT&T conference invited performer (Atlanta, GA)
  • 2005 AdClub National Sales Convention

IN-GAME SPORTS ENTERTAINMENT 

  • 2008-Current NBA Halftime Performers (San Antonio Spurs, Portland Trailblazers, New Orleans Hornets, Oklahoma City Thunder, Dallas Mavericks, Golden State Warrriors)
  • 2015 Portland Thunder Arena Football Halftime Performer
  • 2015 Pac 12 Woman’s Basketball Tournament NCAA Basketball Halftime Performers
  • 2014 Seattle University Halftime Performance w/ Black Eyed Peas  
  • 2014 Charlotte 49ers Arena Football
  • 2014 3 Point Productions Celebrity Golf Tournament
  • 2013 Iowa State University NCAA Basketball Halftime
  • 2013 Grand Canyon University NCAA Basketball Halftime Performers
  • 2013 Kansas State University NCAA Basketball Halftime Performers
  • 2013 Virginia Spiders NCAA Basketball Halftime Performers
  • 2013 Idaho Stampede NBA D-League Halftime Performer
  • 2013 Sioux Falls Skyforce NBA D-League Halftime Performer
  • 2010 WNBA Finals Halftime Performer (Seattle, WA)
  • 2006-2009 Performing Regularly as “Sonics Boom Squad” with the Seattle Sonics NBA franchise
  • 2009 MLS Cup Featured Halftime Performer
  • 2009 Couger Hardwood Classic NCAA Basketball Halftime Performers (Seattle, WA)
  • 2005 Invited performer for NBA All-Star Weekend representing the Seattle Supersonics “Boom Squad” after several performances during timeouts in Key Arena (Seattle, WA) that brought crowds of thousands to their feet. The crew performed throughout the week in various capacities at the 20,000 capacity Pepsi Center in Denver, namely at intermissions during the dunk contest and half time of the All-Star game.

COMPETITION 

  • 2012 First Place overall finish at R16 Sparkling Seoul Bboy Competition: (Massive Monkees vs Jinjo, the Highest viewed crew bboy battle on YouTube, over 15 million views 9/01/2015)
  • 2015 First Place Overall finish at Northwest Sweet 16
  • 2014 Redbull BC ONE US Finals
  • 2013 First Place Overall at U.K. BBoy Championships U.S. Finals (Birmingham, England)
  • 2013 First Place Overall at Urban Dance and Educational Foundation (UDEF) Pro Breaking Tour
  • 2013 Freestyle Session World Finals (Tokyo, Japan)
  • 2012 First Place R16 North American Champions (San Francisco, CA)
  • 2010 First Place World of Dance (San Francisco, California)
  • 2010 Second-place overall finish at Freestyle Session World Finals  (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 2010 Guest Dance Crew Dance Dynamite (Nagoya, Japan)
  • 2009 Third overall finish on MTV’s Americas Best Dance Crew
  • 2009 Winners of Floor Wars in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2008 Winner of Hip-Hop Obsessions (Nantes, France)
  • 2007 Second-place overall finish at R16 Sparkling Seoul Bboy Competition sponsored by Pepsi & Cyon (Seoul, Korea)
  • 2007 First Place Overall at Mighty 4 Zulu Anniversary (EMP Seattle, WA)
  • 2006 National Finalist at Out For Fame U.S. championship
  • 2006 Winner at Battle Runners, an event for charity put on by the Prime Minister of Japan (Kochi, Japan)
  • 2006 Winner of Hip-Hop Obsessions (Nantes, France)
  • 2005 Finalist at Nike’s Freestyle Summer 2-on-2  (Seoul, Korea)
  • 2004 Winner of BBoy World Championship 4-on-4 (Wembley Arena, London U.K. ) Hosted by LL Cool J, the event later became a 12-part television series produced by the Just Fabulous Group that aired to an estimated audience of 200-million people worldwide.
  • 2004 Finalist at the Play Station 2 UK Bboy Championship in an Olympic-style format, featuring one invited crew from each of eight countries.
  • 2004 Winner Prince’s Trust Urban Music Festival, an event thrown by the Prince of Wales for the children affected by the streets. Jay-Z and Alicia Keys headlined the event.
  • 2001 Roskilde Festival (Copenhagen, Denmark) which is a weekend event that draws 100,000 spectators annually
  • 2000 Top Crew at Bboy Summit in Los Angeles
  • Winners or finalists in battles such as Northwest Out For Fame Regional (four consecutive) Ashes to Ashes (Portland, OR), Freestyle Sessions no. 6 and 8 (L.A.)

OUTREACH 

  • 2013-Current: Massive Experience After-school Program – A collaborative effort between Massive Monkees and Extraordinary Futures. Massive Experience Provides dance lessons, life & academic coaching, and educational consulting
  • 2009 – Current: Massive Break Challenge annual event supports over 70 youth from nearly 20 schools around Washington state to compete in mini-battles, leading up to the ultimate championship at the Bagley Wright Theater during the Folklife Festival. Hundreds of people show up every year to witness the B-Boy and B-Girl break dancing students participate in this high-energy competition as they build community and challenge each other’s skills in front of a live audience. Both the mini-battles and the main event are free of charge for performers and audience members.
  • 2013-Current MiniBREAKS the only Breakin’ class for children ages 2-6 in the Pacific Northwest! Students learn cool, authentic breakin’ moves, are acknowledged/praised for doing their best, participate at their own comfort level, and HAVE FUN!
  • 2013-Current Beacon Break Academy Kids progressive Breakin’ program that prepares students for
  • 2010 Grade-school Tour Promoting Nutrition and Healthy Living (Artestia, New Mexico)
  • 2009 Massive Monkees conducted workshops in schools in Denmark and Sweden. This program, supported under the U.S. State Department’s Performing Arts Initiative was part of a larger Muslim-minority outreach effort that included a summer high-school exchange program for minorities, a street basketball program involving NBA and WNBA players, and the summer sports and leadership camp at Gerlev. (Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • 2008 Stop the Violence Performance and Discussion – Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center
  • 2005 Hip Hop vs Gang Culture Performance and Discussion – Highline High School

HOSTED EVENTS

  • 2004-Current Massive Monkees Day Annual Event, Massive Monkees Day is an annual celebration that brings together over 1,000 dancers from across the world to compete in Seattle. The event celebrates the recognition of “Massive Monkees Day of Seattle” granted by the Seattle Mayor’s Office in 2004 and again 2013 for our sustained impact to the community and our competitive accomplishments around the world.
  • 2005 – Current Massive Break Challenge, Seattle’s largest regional break dance battle for middle & high school youth!  This dynamic event is a partnership between Arts Corps, Northwest Folklife and Extraordinary Futures, a nonprofit affiliate of the Massive Monkees break dancing crew. Massive Break Challenge supports over 70 youth from nearly 20 schools around Washington state to compete in mini-battles, leading up to the ultimate championship at the Bagley Wright Theater during the Folklife Festival. Hundreds of people show up every year to witness the B-Boy and B-Girl break dancing students participate in this high-energy competition as they build community and challenge each other’s skills in front of a live audience
  • 2014 Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fundraiser A charity event benefiting victims of Typhoon Haiyan that devastated the Philippines 2013. The event featured performances by Massive Monkees, The Physics and other Seattle based artists
  • 2009 Massive Relief A charity event benefiting victims of the Typhoons and Flooding that devastated the Philippines in 2009. The event featured performances by Massive Monkees, Blue Scholars and other Seattle based artists.
  • 2000-2004 Massive Monkees hosted Center Circle Spin, one of the most popular attractions at Bumbershoot, now the largest outdoor music festival in North America

PRESS/MEDIA

  • 2015 Rolling Stone mention of choreography provided to Macklemore’s “Downtown”
  • 2014 KCTS 9 MiniBREAKS Feature
  • 2002, 2004, 2013 King 5 Evening Magazine Features on Apollo Theater Appearance, BBoy World Championships, Massive Monkees Day & Boom Squad (Seattle Super Sonics official Dance Squad)
  • 2013 Q13 Science EXPO Day
  • 2013 Forbes Magazine feature on Massive Monkees Studio: The Beacon
  • 2012 KOMO 4 feature on Massive Relief Typhoon Relief Fundraiser
  • 2009 MTV Americas Best Dance Crew Reality TV dance competition
  • 2005 MTV Made provided dance instruction and mentorship to an aspiring Bboy
  • 2004 BBoy World Championship (Wembley Arena, London U.K. ) Hosted by LL Cool J, the event later became a 12-part television series produced by the Just Fabulous Group that aired to an estimated audience of 200-million people worldwide.

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