Ken Swift Dancer

Ken Swift is a second generation B-boy, or breakdancer, and former Vice President of the Rock Steady Crew of which he was a longtime member and key figure. He is now President of the Breaklife and VII Gems Hip Hop movement in NYC. Widely known in the B-Boy world as "the Epitome of a B-Boy," Ken Swift is credited with the creation of many dance moves. Ken Swift is nearly universally considered by B-Boys to be the individual who has had the greatest influence on break dancing. Ken Swift began B-Boying in 1978 at the age of twelve when he was inspired by dancers on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Ken Swift has several film credits to his name, including "Style Wars", the first Hip Hop documentary, and the first hip-hop major motion picture, "Wild Style". His most famous movie was 1983's hit "Flashdance", where his two-minute dance with several members of the Rock Steady Crew launched the Hip-Hop scene into national attention. Ken Swift also danced in the motion picture "Beat Street".

Personal details

Puerto Rico

Musical acts

1.The Rock Steady Crew

Rock Steady Crew is an American b-boying crew and hip hop group which has became a franchise name for multiple groups in other locations.

Member history

Member Role Start End


Album title Released Type
30 Years to the Day 2007 Studio album

Movie performances

1. The Freshest Kids: A History of the B-Boy (2002)

Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet


Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Christos Moisides
United States of America

2. Flashdance (1983)

Drama, Romance, Music
played Prince Ken Swift
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
Adrian Lyne
Thomas Hedley Jr.
17 Show list 3 Show list $4M

Flashdance is a 1983 American romantic drama film directed by Adrian Lyne. It was the first collaboration of producers Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer and the presentation of some sequences in the style of music videos was an influence on other 1980s films, including Top Gun, Simpson and Bruckheimer's most famous production. Flashdance opened to negative reviews by professional critics, but was a surprise box office success, becoming the third highest grossing film of 1983 in the U.S. It had a worldwide box-office gross of more than $100 million. Its soundtrack spawned several hit songs, among them "Maniac" performed by Michael Sembello and the Academy Award–winning "Flashdance... What a Feeling", performed by Irene Cara, which was written for the film.


1984 BAFTA Award for Best Editing
1983 Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score
1983 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

Top cast

Nick Hurley
Mawby's Regular #1
Alex Owens
Tina Tech
Jeanie Szabo
Katie Hurley
Johnny C.
Frank Szabo
Hanna Long
Mawby's Regular #2
Crazy Legs
Frosty Freeze
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
United States of America

Personal movie appearances

Title Year Appearance type Budget Awards Producers Directors Writers
Planet B-Boy
2007 Him/Herself
Amy Lo


Check Ken Swift on wikipedia.

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