The Flying Tortillas are a group of young performers that incorporate Beakdancing / Bboying, dance routines, acrobatics, tumbling, circus skills and comedy into one thrilling performance. Some of our skills include leaping over 10 people by doing a round off back flip/lay out on concrete, spinning on our heads, hand balancing, tumbling and much more. The group is very diverse and promotes a positive message for global and healthy lifestyles for the youth.
Meet the Team
Originally from Bulgaria, I grew up in a very rough environment. I took up snowboarding at an early age and have always had the competitive spirit. I first came across Bboying in my high school years and from then on I knew what my calling was. At age 18 I started travelling all over Europe and finally made the big move to New York City. I was then introduced to street performing during this time which changed my whole perspective on dancing and also gave me the opportunity to move to Los Angeles, which brings me to my current point in my life. Without my dancing I would have never made it to where I am today. Blessed to be on my career path and able to still enjoy what I love doing most.
As a child growing up in Tucson, Arizona I was always the active hyper kid. Growing up around gangs and drugs, sports was a way to keep me focused. I was introduced to Bboying in 6th grade and quickly excelled. Even at the early age of 12 and 13 I was winning competitions against adults. I had realized then that this dance was for me. My parents were divorced and like most Hispanic families my grandmother played a big roll in my life. She had always believed in me and knew that this dance would take me places. Once finished with high school I new where I needed to be, and that place was Los Angeles. I here I am able to not only stay away from violence and distractions, but to also do what I love. Dance!
Bboying for only 6 years, I picked up the dance very easily. Raised by my mother who has also been dancing her whole life which gave me a lot of support. I was born and raised in Phoenix Arizona and in the desert you have a lot of time on your hands. I would train for hours on end until I would achieve the moves and flexibility I wanted. My style of dancing would consist more of contortion. As years past my love for competition faded, which has led me to my current passion of Contortion, hand balancing and circus art. Everything in ,y life has happened for a reason and has led me to this point. Wouldn’t change a thing.
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