Footwork Workshop with Cheerito

Promenade Culture Center
© Andrey Belchenkov

Russian B Boy Cheerito, from the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, started dancing at 14. Cheerito first saw breaking on TV in 2001, but he did not start B Boying until three years later.

He is known for his remarkable flexibility, incorporating elements of salsa and house dance into his breaking.

The nickname came after he learnt how to do a freeze chair, and since then his friends started calling him "Cheervyak," which means "worm" in English. He learnt later to stoop more, and his nickname Cheerito was born.

Cheerito is obsessed with both dance and music. He DJs and spends his time dancing, consuming music. To Cheerito, "a happy life just means more dance! I would be happy if I could continue to dance and travel 10 years from now!"