Full Name: Russell Lewis Ferguson
Nickname: Gutta or Mann
Specialty: Hip Hop/Krump
Hometown: Boston, MA
Currently Resides: Boston, MA
Audition City: Boston, MA
Russell Ferguson is Season 6 America’s favorite Dancer and winner of $250,000.00!!
Other talents/hobbies: Drawing, acting, singing, rapping, video editing, Music Maker
Russell Ferguson started dancing when he was 3 years old and began dancing professionally at age 6. He trained at the Boston Art Academy and has worked with Boston City Lights. His interests include acting, singing, drawing, rapping and making music.
How did it feel on the recent day with the press and photo shoot? “To sum it up: side-street.”
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The first krump dancer to make the Top 20, Russell feels he was born to do this: “When I was little, my mom asked my sisters and my little brother and I what we wanted to be when we grew up and I automatically said I wanted to be a dancer and an artist. Ever since then, I never turned back. At first, it was just watching videos and picking up movements from there. And then I started going to classes at this local dance company called Boston City Lights. You know, it was free and that helped me develop in lots of areas.” by Korbi Ghosh, Zap2it
From Fox Dance profile:
My name is Russell Ferguson. I was born in Boston, M.A. and I am 20 years old. I’ve been dancing since I was 3 years old and I’m still going. My drive in life is guided by God and my motivation comes from my parents. I hope the world could see me as an artist and hopefully appreciates what I’m putting out there.