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The Bradas' was established late 2014 as a six member strong team of males, then aged 16 - 21. A tight knit crew who met during their college years through a shared passion for dance. The crew formed with the common goal of hard work, commitment and each member bringing their unique abilities while striving for greatness. This culminated in winning the first ever back-to-back gold medals in the Adult Division of the World Hip Hop Championships (2015 & 2016). They further went on to compete on Season 2 of NBC’s World Of Dance, sharing their unique flavor of athletic, dynamic, and kiwi-influenced movement with the televised world. In addition, over the years the team has worked with brands such as Universal Music, Russell Athletic, PUMA, & Steinlager, collaborating to share The Bradas signature style alongside the signature of these brands, and taking New Zealand Hip-Hop to wider audiences.

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Riley Bourne


Riley has been choreographing since the age of 10, beginning with choreographing his own competition dance solos, and then moving in to choreographing for dance crews he created in his younger teenage years. Applying his learnt knowledge from across these years to the Bradas, much of the overall structure of The Bradas routines can be credited towards Riley’s visions as a creative, as well as his skill set within creating flawless dance mixes too. His movement style has been developed across years of being mentored in urban dance and various hip-hop styles, and has earned him respect within the urban community for his growing versatility and knowledge in Hip-Hop dance movement.


Riley’s passion for developing his own dance movement and for sharing his gained knowledge has made him a fantastic dance teacher & seen him presented with multiple teaching opportunities globally - France, India, and U.S.A to name a handful. He was also hired as a founding member & choreographer for New Zealand Hip-Hop Dance Syllabus, ‘RBM’. As a performer he has also been hired to dance at many corporate gigs nationally, such as the Skycity Breakers Basketball & for Harcourts Real Estate, as well as on Broadcast TV shows like ‘The X Factor NZ’. Riley can also be seen performing regularly overseas with Taiwanese Superstar, Jolin Tsai.

Nathan


Nathan’s background training in Urban Dance, Tap, Contemporary, Breaking, Martial Arts, and Acrobatics makes him a versatile and creative mover. This he has contributed within The Bradas routines by helping create some of their more memorable picturesque moments both in the air and on the floor. He was hired for a featured character role on New Zealand’s First Dance Feature Film “Born To Dance”, following this he was then offered leading roles on multiple Television commercials for brands such as Anchor, Samsung, & TVNZ for his aerodynamic tendencies & movement physicality. He featured as a b-boy in the ‘Laser Vison Mega Media’ Dubai Show “A Child’s Dream”, which won a Guinness World Record for ‘World’s Largest Permanent Projection Mapping. He has also been hired for roles in Television Show’s, both nationally & abroad, such as Power Rangers & Shortland Street, as well as a lead back-up dancer role on The X Factor New Zealand, and on televised competitions ‘New Zealand’s Got Talent’ & ‘The Stage: Haka Fusion’.


Multiple Music Video appearances for artists including Aaradnah, Stan Walker, & SWIDT have lead to Nathan developing a passion in being behind the camera as well, resulting in him recently being the creative-director for New Zealand Artist’s, Kings “Usain Bolt” Video. Choreographically, Nathan’s has presented work at event’s such as “New Zealand Fashion Week”, “Coca-Cola’s Christmas In The Park”, and in Monsta X’s Music Video “Beautiful”. He also played the role of both a dancer & choreographer within shows ‘CUDO’ & ‘Out Of The Box’ which toured nationwide.

Gabe


Having trained extensively in Tap Dance as well as Urban Choreography, Gabriel has a great sense of rhythm within movement. This sense for rhythm, and his clear communication skills has seen him hired as a dance teacher in multiple dance schools & studios across New Zealand for both Tap & Hip-Hop. This has led further to him becoming the lead choreographer for competitive international performance groups such as ‘Swagganauts’ Dance Crew, and co-choreographer for music video’s like Monsta X’s “Beautiful”. Through these choreographic experiences Gabriel has developed a great eye for formations & staging within routines, as well as an understanding of the execution of precise movement. He contributes both of these qualities in the creation of The Bradas routines, as well as to many commercial jobs that he has been hired to dance in.


These jobs include performances at sports games for teams such as the ‘Skycity Breakers’ Basketball & ‘Mystics’ Netball, as well as live shows with ‘New Zealand Fashion Week’ & ‘Coca Cola’s Christmas In The Park’. Furthermore, he has featured as a dancer on Nationwide Broadcast TV Shows ‘The X Factor NZ’, ‘New Zealand Got Talent’, & ‘The Stage: Haka Fusion’. Also featured roles in Television Commercials with Popsicle, Air New Zealand, and TVNZ.

Jackson


Jackson has an adept ear for rhythm and sound, having trained heavily in both Urban Choreography & Tap Dance. This has allowed him to develop a unique ‘urban dance’ choreographic style, incorporating various movement qualities and rhythmic patterns to the new-age dance style. The Bradas routines have been influenced by Jackson’s unique flavor of choreography, seeing multiple layers of movement quality and intricacies added for stylistic finesse. This has also expanded his horizons as a dance teacher, providing him opportunities to teach at multiple dance schools across the nation, where he shares his unique view on movement with many a student.


Jackson is hired regularly as a professional dancer nationally for corporate dance gigs & events, including at sports games for teams such as the Skycity Breakers Basketball & Mystics Netball, as well as live shows with ‘New Zealand Fashion Week’ & ‘Coca Cola Christmas In The Park’. He also played the role of both a dancer & choreographer within shows ‘CUDO’ & ‘Out Of The Box’ which toured nationwide. He has featured as a dancer on National TV Show ‘The X Factor NZ’ & televised dance competitions ‘New Zealand Got Talent’ & ‘The Stage: Haka Fusion’.

Carlos


The Bradas reputation for bringing strong, hard-hitting choreography to the stage wouldn’t have been possible without the powerful movement developed by Carlos Skipper. Carlos’s past training in the hip-hop style of ‘Krump’, an aggressive & heavy dance style, has allowed him to develop a powerful style of group choreography & become highly regarded internationally as one of the top choreographers in this style of dance. He has been invited to multiple countries around the world to share his movement, teaching and showcasing in locations such as South Korea, India, & the Philippines. Prior to The Bradas, Carlos assisted in the formation of one of Australia’s leading Hip-hop teams, Academy Of Brothers, as well as being the lead Krump Choreographer for New Zealand’s ‘IDCO’.


His efforts in choreographing for live dance crew competitions have led to his choreography further featuring on TV Competitons such as Maori TV’s ‘Haka Fusion’, as well as in Music Videos like Monsta X’s “Beautiful”. He has been featured as a dancer with musical artists like Stan Walker & Guvna B, at large scale live events like ‘Coca Cola Christmas In the Park’ & ‘Parachute Music Festival’, as well as at regular corporate events with companies such as ‘Harcourts’ and ‘Barfoot & Thompson’. Carlos also earnt himself a role dancing within New Zealand’s First Dance Feature Film “Born To Dance”, which led on to Carlos featuring further as a performer in TV advertisements such as Steinlager ‘Tokyo Dry’, & Topman ‘All The Jeans’. Having also spent a time working retail for various clothing companies, the Bradas performance costuming and merchandise can be credited to Carlos’s eye for fashion & aesthetic.

Connor


The Bradas have earned themselves a name for incorporating amazing acrobatic movement throughout their routines, and this can be largely credited towards Connors influence within the team. Having trained in gymnastics as well as dance, Connor has a knack for pushing the physical limits and defying gravity with his body. He has also trained across the years in Urban Choreography, Breaking, Jazz, Tap, and Contemporary Dance in New Zealand and this extensive training has seen him hired consistently for dance jobs both in NZ and Internationally.


Live Performances such as ‘The Breakers’ Basketball & ‘Mystics’ Netball half-time shows, & larger scale concerts - New Zealand’s Coca-Cola’s Christmas In The Park, & in China with Taiwanese Superstar ‘Jolin Tsai’. Connor has featured in the media as dancer on TV Shows ‘The X Factor NZ’, & ‘The Stage: Haka Fusion’, and in Music Videos with New Zealand artists such as ‘Kings’, ‘SWIDT’, & Korean-Pop Group ‘Monsta X’. He also co-choreographed one of ‘Monsta X’s’ Music Videos, as well as the ‘Laser Vision Mega Media’ Dubai Show “A Child’s Dream”, which won a Guinness World Record for ‘World’s Largest Permanent Projection Mapping’.

Riley Bourne

Nathan

Gabe

Jackson

Connor

Carlos