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The Umbras are portrayed by Mykal Bean, Johnny Erasme, Dondraico ‘Draico’ Johnson, Brandon Philips, JD McElroy, Cassidy Noblett, Brandon Shaw, Mike Song, Bryan Tanaka and Giovanni Watson.
Mykal Bean was born on March 9th and is from San Francisco, California. He has preformed at the World Music Awards and on Saturday Night Live as well as being in the movie Hot Chick. He has also been in videos by Alicia Keys, Rihanna and Beyonce. He is also Jay in the upcoming dance movie Boogie Town featuring Brenda Song and Katerina Graham.
Johnny Erasme was born in Long Island, New York and moved to Miami when he was six. Erasme has appeared in films such as DreamGirls, Wild Child, Prom Night and Making of a Dream. He was also a series regular on the Nickelodeon show Dance on Sunset with So You Think You Can Dance contestant Ashley Galvan. He has also appeared in many national commercials and campaigns for Verizon Wireless, McDonald’s and Wendy’s. As well as being a actor/dancer Erasme is a rapper and has appeared on the Maury Povich Show as well as the Ellen DeGeneres Show and The View.
Dondraico ‘Draico’ Johnson is a choreographer/dancer. He has appeared as a dancer in such movies as From Justin to Kelly, Hairspray and Step Up 2: The Streets. He has also choreographed high proilfe events and shows such as being assistant to the choreographer for Madonna’s Sticky & Sweet Tour, second assistant choreographer for Michael Jackson’s This Is It tour and is currently the assistant choreographer for the upcoming Footloose movie.
Brandon Philips is a dancer who has appeared in the film Air: the Musical. For more information on Philips click here for his Twitter.
JD McElroy is a dancer who has been part of the Groovaloos stage show and has toured with Chris Brown. McElroy has appeared as a dancer in the films Collateral and You Got Served.
Cassidy Noblett is a dancer from Roxboro, North Carolina. Noblett trained with the North Carolina School of the Arts before moving to New York and than Los Angeles. He has preformed on tours with Lady Gaga, Beyonce and the Spice Girls, as well as appearing as a dancer in Dance Flick.
Brandon ‘BShaw’ Shaw is a choreographer/dancer from Pasadena, California. He has preformed as a dancer with Beyonce, Destiny’s Child and Sean Kingston. He has also been a contributing choreographer and dancer on three of Chris Brown’s tours.
Mike Song was born in Torrance, California. In 2004 ha joined Kaba Modern and two years later became the director of the crew. Song appeared on the first season of America’s Best Dance Crew with Kaba Modern and came third. In the third season he was invited back as a featured specialist in Tutting. Song choreographed the stage show Blaze: The Streetdance Sensation, as well as being a understudy for the Jabbawockeez M”us-I-C Show at the Monte Carlo in Las Vegas.
Bryan Tanaka is currently teaching in Los Angeles. Tanaka has toured as a dancer with Beyonce, Mariah Carey and Rihanna. He has also appeared in many commercials including iPod, Nike and Pepsi and he had acting debut on HBO’s hit Entourage.
Giovanni Watson is a dancer/choreographer from Gary Indiana.