Dancer Spotlight: Addison ‘soggYbU’ Johnson from Tucson, AZ

What up everybody?! So glad you’re reading this! I would like you to meet Addison ‘soggYbU’ Johnson! I met soggYbU at a small battle at The Jukebox in Gilbert, Arizona back in May. One of the first times I saw him dance, he really looked effortless in his locking, housing, and just overall funk style! To say its effortless means that its taken years, sweat, tears, and hard work to ride the music to a dope level. After watching the battles and meeting him, I could sense the passion, devotion, and desire Addison had to not only achieve his goals but help others achieve theirs.

He’s one of those people you meet and instantly you have a great connection and energy to that person! On his Facebook wall there are a number of people constantly thanking Addison for his support, instruction, and overall love for not just dancers but people in general. I can tell Addison is an example to everyone that comes in his life whether its dance or life in general. If you ever get the chance to meet him in person, you’ll understand what I mean. I caught up with Addison about his background and the Tucson Street Dance Scene:

I was born and raised in Tucson Arizona, and I have been dancing for 10 years. When I was in 7th grade, a man at my church, started a breakdancing ministry called ABC (Anointed Breaking Crew) and asked me to join. I went to the practice and it was there that I was first exposed to breakdancing. I was obsessed, and I’ve been dancing ever since. I think the biggest accomplishment I’ve had in dance is that I am passing on passion to people. I’ve had people come up to me and say that they were inspired by watching me use my gift. So if I can inspire others by doing what I love, then I feel like that is a very big accomplishment indeed.”

“The Tucson HipHop scene is growing. It is more of a choreo/B-Boy town. Not a big battle scene. I would love to see the HipHop scene in Tucson be more battle oriented. People don’t understand how much you grow as a dancer and as a person when you battle! My favorite place that I teach at is BreakOut Studios hands down. That was the first place that really allowed me and helped push me into becoming an artist in my work. Most people don”t know that I am a huge computer junkie. I love technology and technogadgets. I think my guilty pleasure dance song would have to be Dirty Pop N*Sync. First of all its a dope song. Second its one of those songs that you somehow know all the lyrics the first time you ever hear it (and may or may not have spent part of a saturday learning the breakdown choreo with your best friend ;l). My words of inspiration come from our studio life motto “LifeMoves…MoveWithIt” 

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