Charles â€œKing Charlesâ€ Parks
is an extraordinary dancer and
accomplished choreographer that
commands respect every time
he touches a dance floor!
Charles is the former artistic director
of the Chicago FootworKINGz.
He is also the founder and leader
of local battle clique, Creation
(since 2001), and, All Star Champion
of BETâ€™s â€œWildin Out Wednesdays.â€
Charles was crowned as the â€œKing
of Footworkâ€ at age 15 by DJ Thadzâ€™
annual â€œKing of the Circleâ€ event
in Markham, IL and by various media
including the Chicago Tribune ('06)
and Rolling Stone Magazine ('07)
and Red Eye ('09). In addition,
Charles has danced for Missy Elliott
alongside Eve and Nelly Futado
at VH-1â€™s â€œHip Hop Honors 07â€
and starred in â€œDo the Juke,â€ a Verizon
Wireless national commercial.
King Charles grew up in the rough
edges of Markham and Chicago
Heights where he honed his battle skills.
Says Charles: â€œMy inspiration came
from guys like Cowherd, Be Be and Troy.
These dudes were so amazing to me.
Ultimately my goal is to be legendary
in the same way that Crazy Legz is to
Rock Steady Crew.â€
Under the guidance of his former
manager, Lady Sol, Charles achieved
his dream to dance for the world
when he toured the globe with Madonna
and was featured on Madonnaâ€™s
â€œSticky & Sweet 08-09â€ Tour DVD.
He is also featured with crewmate
Prince Jron in her music video
Recently he choreographed and
danced in the C2C music video
"Happy" directed my Wendy Morgan
that has millions of views on youtube.
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