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Over the years, Virgil “Lil O” Gadson has appeared in NFL commercials, Season Eight of So You Think You Can Dance (top 30), MTV‘s Americas Best Dance Crew, music videos, and has choreographed musicals. He is an avid student and instructor of Hip-Hop dance and he thoroughly incorporates himself into all aspects of the art form.
Virgil was nominated for a Fred Astaire Award for the Broadway show After Midnight (7 Tony nominations) as principle actor/dancer along side Dule Hill, Fantasia Barrino, and Desmond Richardson alongside numerous other artists.
Ranging from outreach programs in Philadelphia to the University of the Arts in Center City to classrooms in Bermuda, Virgil has instructed children and adults of all ages and is very involved in his community as well as dance communities abroad. He has also competed in Paris, Japan, China and Russia representing the U.S for the Hip-Hop title of many different competitions from 2011-2013.
Expanding his knowledge and love for dance, Virgil attended Freedom Theater and University of the Arts and became a graduate of their dance program in 2008. It was at UArts that he was able to integrate other dance forms into his education such as Modern, Jazz, Ballet and Tap. Though Hip-Hop continues to be his primary focus, he encourages his students to learn and experience all dance styles as well as their history in order to help them grow and meet their potential in life and dance. Virgil appreciates being a teacher, choreographer, and performer as it allows him the opportunity to showcase his work around the world.
CATEGORY : HIPHOP