Erik Saradpon is a nationally-distinguished choreographer & teacher. A graduate of San Diego State University in Public Administration, Erik has dedicated his talents in empowering the lives of the youth by engaging them in positive lifestyles & healthy alternatives through music & dance. He is known for founding/directing national champions, FORMALity, a professional hip-hop dance company. Since its birth in 1996, FORMALity has been featured on The Ellen Show and has done industrials for Pepsi, Sea World, and Paul Mitchell. Some of Erik’s notable teaching credits include Studio A, Culture Shock, APA, SDSU, UCSD, & UC Berkeley & ESPN National Champions, Carlsbad HS. His work was featured on Paula Abdul's Live To Dance. His routines have won choreography awards and championships at the regional & national level at such competitions as Hall Of Fame, KAR & Showbiz. In 2010, Erik was awarded Choreographer Of The Year at the KAR Nationals in Las Vegas. His students have received representation with top agencies Bloc, DDO, MSA & CTG and have since danced for Justin Biber, Jennifer Lopez, and Will Smith. He produces an annual show named PLATFORM, and the Urban Legends Hip Hop Workshop. International credits include Canada, Finland, Colombia, Germany, Holland, Croatia & the U.K.