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Twenty-year-old Mariano Figueroa was born in Brockton, Massachusetts where he currently lives and works as a hip-hop instructor. At the age of 10 Mariano started off B-boying with his cousin and friends. In 2008 Mariano discovered his love for dancing when he first saw the Jabbawockeez on America’s Best Dance Crew.

What he liked most about the Jabbawockeez is how they could manipulate movement to the music and tell their own story. God and his family are his source of support. His dancing idols are Phi Nguyen, Shaun Evaristo, Mike Song, and the Jabbawockeez. He is always looking for new videos of hip hop dance pieces to draw inspiration from on YouTube or dance shows on TV. Aside from dancing, Mariano enjoys drawing anime characters and learning how to play the guitar. Mariano finds that after spending prayer time with God, he is blessed with some of his best choreography.