Chicago dancer/choreographer King Charles (KC) specializes in Chicago Footwork, a dance style originating in Charles' native city. This style is a high energy, lower body movement historically danced to House & Juke music reaching tempos of up to 160-170 bpm. Charles was crowned as the King of Footwork at age 13 and has developed into a strong Hip-Hop/Newstyle dancer.
King Charles is the Artistic Director and original member of the world reknown FootworKINGz (FWK) professional dance ensemble. The company has gained recognition for their exceptional talent and skill and are now sharing this once unknown style with the masses. FWK has been featured on major network television shows such as America's Best Dance Crew and America's Got Talent.
King Charles travels the world sharing his art, knowledge and talent. He battles on the international circuit and has a wealth of performance and choreography experience in shows, music videos, film and television. He is a well established teacher who has taught at Juste Debout in Paris, London, Russia, Sweden, Oslo, Finland and more.
His music video and live performance credits include Madonna's Sticky & Sweet World Tour, Willow Smith's Fireball video, Teen Choice Awards 2011 with Will.I.Am, and Co-Choreography for Katie Perry on the Grammy's.
KC's most recent appearances include a viral campaign for Puma's Dance Dictionary including a clip of Usain Bolt expressing his admiration for King Charles. He was also recently nominated for by the Music Video Production Association for Best Choreography in a music video for C2C's "Happy."