Junior is one of the most iconic breakers in the history of the scene. He is famous for his handstand acrobatics and his strength, both physical and mental.
At the age of three, Junior contracted polio. But he was determined not to let anything dictate his limits. “I’ve always tried to turn my disability into an advantage,” he explains. "The best example is dancing. When I was little, I danced to Michael Jackson videos. To compensate for the moves I couldn't do, I created my own mix of gymnastics and martial arts - movements I could do with my hands.
Junior, at the age of 12, saw street dancers on television and realized that they were doing the same moves as him. “I realized I was breaking before I even knew what it was,” he says. "From that point on, I trained really hard. I had found my thing. Soon, the kids stopped seeing me as the little handicapped guy – I became the guy with the crazy movements."