Judge – Crumbs (USA)


Born in Las Vegas, Nevada in 1979 but moved to Panama before the age of 1. He was raised there until the age of 10. In 1989 Panama became a war zone with the U.S. invading to depose a former ally Manuel Noriega. During that time his mother then relocated both he and his sister to Modesto, California in order to get them away from the chaos in Panama.
There in Modesto, California in 1992 is where Crumbs first saw Bboying and Freestyle dancing live. He then instantly got hooked into the world of dance. The 209 area of Modesto and Stockton, California was notoriously known for their incredible dance functions and in turn bred some amazing dancers with unique dance styles. In1993 Crumbs unified with some of these dancers and then in1994 they formed a crew together entitled Style Elements.
Crumbs was influenced by every single one of his Style Elements crew mates. He was also influenced by many Bboy legends such as SideWalk Breakers, Ken Swift, Crazy Legs, Mr. Wiggles, Storm, Orko, Lil Cesar, and Flo Master among others.
Crumbs has always had a complex approach to the art of Bboying. He is best known for his creative flow, intricate thread combinations and unique blow ups. He also contributed to a now popular style called stacking. Overall he has prided himself on always being as well-rounded as possible.
In 2003, Crumbs also became a member of another crew entitled Killafornia. This crew consisted of mostly the next generation of Bboys who were in some way, shape or form inspired by his original crew, Style Elements. So it’s of no surprise that Killafornia adapted to the Style Elements blue print and mind-set on the dance. This contributed in molding Killafornia into one of the best crews in the world.
In Crumbs career, he has accumulated over 100 1st place titles in some of the biggest national and international competitions. Those titles being both solo and crew competitions combined. Some notable title mentions are Freestyle Session 5 times, RadioTron 3 times, UK Championships 2 times, and Battle Of The Year with Crumbs also taking Best Dancer honors at that event. He is also a recipient of the prestigious Spy Award and has been awarded Most Creative Bboy and Best Crew at The Hip Hop Dance Awards. But for him it’s not about the wins and awards, it’s about the journey, lifestyle and tests.
Crumbs has consistently attacked both the underground and commercial worlds. His dedication and persistance in the dance has lead him to choreograph for some of the biggest names in the business. Artists such as Justin Timberlake, Missy Elliot, Black Eyed Peas, and Christina Aguilera to name a few. He has been featured in major dance motion pictures You Got Served and How She Move. His dance has also led him into small acting roles in Sony Pictures Planet Bboy and Disney’s Step Up 2. Some commercials include McDonalds, Coke, Apple, Volkswagen, and Toyota. Crumbs is also a main character in Sony PlayStations Video Game entitled Bboy.