Krysada Phounsiri ( @ ), also known as Bboy Lancer, is a bboy dancer who was born in Huay Xai, Laos, immigrated to the U.S. at the age of 2, and was then raised in San Diego, California. Krysada has been dancing for 16 years. What keeps him motivated is the music, art, and cultural aspect of Breaking & Hip Hop. Although his family supports him, his younger Brother @ has been his partner through this journey.
His proudest moments are being part of the US in international competitions, connecting with the Lao Breaking Scene in Vientiane & Thakek, helping to push San Diego's Scene, and using his skills as a platform to bring people together for positive expression. The training, the trials, and the physical/emotional challenges are his biggest hurdles when it comes to dance. To him, dance is an act of vulnerability where you constantly get challenged to hold it down. Although dance is fulfilling, like anything else, you have to pay your dues and remain humble.
His message to the Lao youth is to not be afraid to express yourself - dig deep, find what you love to create, and grind to make your passions a reality. And it doesn't matter what you do, bring that Lao flavor with you, always. Represent!
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