Los Angeles, CA – December 6, 2011 – The superstars of the dance community unite to present a dance concert to benefit the family of fellow dancer Richard “Steelo” Vazquez.
Steelo, an influential dancer and choreographer who has worked with award-winning music artists such as Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Rihanna, and Gwen Stefani, suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm. In addition, he has experienced three subsequent ruptures while in recovery which has caused him to lose the ability to walk and speak, leading to his current state of rehabilitation.
On Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at 7:30 p.m., the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills will be filled with the leading names in dance as well as the entertainment industry for an extraordinary evening of performances. The local dance community has rallied together to stage this concert as a benefit for Steelo, his wife Penelope and their one-year old son Elijah. The net proceeds from ticket sales will be used to underwrite living expenses for Steelo and his family over the next year during his recovery process.
Hosted by comedians Anjelah Johnson (“MadTV,” “Our Family Wedding”) and Affion Crockett (“In The Flow with Affion Crockett”, “Dance Flick,” “Soul Men”), the dance concert will feature an unprecedented line-up of the top dance crews in the nation from: Jabbawockeez (winners of MTV’s “America’s Best Dance Crew” Season 1, JABBAWOCKEEZ Las Vegas show at the Monte Carlo); i Luminate (finalists on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” season 6); Beat Freaks, (runner-up on MTV’s “America’s Best Dance Crew Season 3, “Disney Channel’s “Shake It Up”); Super Cr3w (winners of MTV’s “America’s Best Dance Crew” season 2); Twitch (Runner Up on “So You Think You Can Dance”); The Groovaloos (Winner’s of NBC’s “Superstars of Dance”, off-Broadway hit GROOVALOO, “Ellen,” “Jimmy Fallon Show,” “Wayne Brady”); The LXD (web series directed and produced by Jon Chu of “Step Up 2” and “Step Up 3D”); Killafornia (International award winning b-boy crew lead by Steelo Vazquez), and several others. The stage will also be shared by a special guest performance from comedian Wayne Brady (“Who’s Line is it Anyway?” “How I Met Your Mother”).
GNSF! Check out interviews with MC comedians Anjelah Johnson and Affion Crockett; Super Cr8w, Crazy Legs, Nigel Lythgoe; and Steelo’s wife, Pamela Vasquez whom all came together to fundraise to cover his medical costs.