Charles Gao has been breaking for the past six years. Since his humble beginnings with the Queen’s Recreational Breakdance Club in Kingston ON, he has taken his dance to the next level through his travels across the world to gain a greater understanding of the dance form and share his experiences with others. He has taken workshops from many of the world’s preeminent bboys and bgirls, studied for four months in Seoul, South Korea where many of the world’s top breakers reside, and competed in India, the United States, and Canada. On top of his personal dance accomplishments, he has always believed in supporting a self-sustaining dance community. Charles organized Kingston’s first annual street dance competition (with five editions in the past four years), while also being selected to participate in the Ontario Arts Council’s Artist in Education program in 2013 and 2014. He also co-founded BBoy North, the first online media company to focus on Canadian breakers, which has now provided worldwide exposure of the often underrated and overlooked Canadian breaking community. Charles’ dance has touched hundreds around the world and he hopes to continue contributing his skills and passion in creative and novel ways for years to come.