Ivan « Flipz » Velez
At the age of 7 Ivan "Flipz" Velez began perfecting/imitating all the moves from Michael Jackson's Billy Jean, Thriller and Beat It videos. After meeting an inspirational figure and best friend in the world of dance, Ivan could now combine his dance skills with his proficiency as a tumbler and decided to become a professional dancer. He went on to perform at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. Ivan then moved to New York and started touring the world in a Jam On The Groove spin-off called Break: The Urban Funk Spectacular. Upon his return he started auditioning commercially and was cast by Tina Landon in his first national commercial. He then moved to Los Angeles where he was cast by Jamie King to perform alongside Madonna and Oprah. Flipz has also appeared in all 3 seasons of LXD. His other film credits include The Dream Team, Step Up 3D, Bring it on 3 & 4, Stomp The Yard, You Got Served, Idle Wild, B-Girl, Honey and Honey 2. Flipz is Co-Founder of Skill Methodz Dance crew and President and CEO of Flipz Entertainment. Michael Jackson ONE is Ivan's first collaboration with Cirque du Soleil.