Adolfo “Shabba-Doo” Quiñones is an award-winning Choreographer/Director who has amassed an impressive 30 plus years of experience in the entertainment industry! Shabba-Doo has worked extensively in creative and executive production capacities for highly successful feature films, television shows, major concert tours, and Broadway musical theater productions.
In the early 1970s, Shabba-Doo, danced his way into a lucrative professional career, making his initial mark as a founding member of the legendary street-dance troupe, The Lockers, forefathers of contemporary urban dance (Hip-Hop). After several successful years with the fabled troupe, Shabba-Doo embarked on a stand-out solo career, starring in and choreographing a string of high-profile internationally televised specials and feature films, including: Breakin’ (MGM); Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo (Tri-Star Pictures); Lambada…Set The Night On Fire (Warner Bros.); and The Big Show (NBC).
The success of his trend-setting, box-office smashes impelled the authoritative Dance Magazine to dub Shabba-Doo “Hip-Hop’s first matinee idol”. This distinguished recognition of his visionary dance talents, led to collaborative working relationships with a wide-range of superstars such as Madonna, Bette Midler, Michael Jackson, Lionel Ritchie, Bill Cosby and even ole blue eyes himself, Frank Sinatra!
Shabba-Doo’s collaboration with award winning stage director Ron Link on Stand Up Tragedy, the celebrated musical presented by the Mark Taper Forum led to Los Angeles’ theater critics association to bestow him the prestigious Drama Critics Circle Award. To broaden his artistic scope, he attended the world-renowned American Film Institute as a Directing Fellow. Upon his subsequent graduation, he secured the financing, co-wrote, choreographed and made his directorial debut with the independent feature film Rave…Dancing to a Different Beat, distributed by New Line Cinema.
The ever-evolving Shabba-Doo has set his sights on new horizons, forming and heading On Q Media, Inc., a California based corporation that integrates “new media” technologies and its practices with traditional filmmaking methods, to efficiently produce visually stimulating entertainment and marketing packages that will enlighten a global audience. In addition to inter-media production activities, On Q Media, Inc. offers specialized theater art workshops, and related seminars.
On Q Media, Inc.’s current production slate includes the global distribution and promotion of Funk-Shway™, Shabba-Doo’s propriety dance/fitness concept. The entire Funk-Shway/Shabba-Doo project conglomerate includes a partnership with HOPSports, Inc., a sports technology company to distribute fitness content to an eventual audience of 43 million students in the U.S. School System via TiVo™ broadband. A book/documentary film package: Shabba-Doo “The King of Crenshaw” is also in the works.
Yari Film Group production, Kickin’ it Old, starring Jamie Kennedy and featuring Shabba-Doo’s signature choreography has been released on DVD. Most recently, Shabba-Doo has inked a deal with Network/Insight to produce Battle of the B-Girls, a reality-based dance competition show, featuring Shabba-Doo as creator/judge host, with other collaborative projects on the immediate horizon. Read less