Defending Red Bull BC One champion Victor Montalvo turns to hip-hop and groovy Latin beats for inspiration before battling it out at any break-dancing competitions. The upcoming world finals in Japan on Saturday (Dec. 3) are no exception.
Following in his father's footsteps -- who used to break dance "back in the day" in Mexico -- the 22-year-old Mexican-American b-boy began dancing at age 11 in his native Orlando, where he continues to dance part-time at Street Breaks.
Currently, he's in Nagoya, Japan, for the 2016 Red Bull BC One world finals, where he'll be defending his world champ title. Ahead of this year's championship, Montalvo is staying optimistic and, most importantly, humble. "Always keep learning and always think like a a student," Montalvo says. "There's no room for jealousy or ego ... just do and worry about you. Be positive."