HE’S determined to dance his way to the top.
A young Deighton man is one of a promising street dance crew, The A-Team, who are hoping for TV stardom.
Sheridan “Ess” Green and his pals are through to the semi-finals of the hit dance show, Got To Dance and will be back on our TV screens next month.
Ess, 21, who has been dancing since the age of 11, joined the A-Team four months ago.
“I am a very pro-active dancer and travel a lot all over the country, entering various dance competitions.
“I also use the trips to promote my clothing company Axznt which I began in 2010. I met the guys who make up the A-Team on one of my many dance trips”.
Ess, who was raised in Deighton, now lives in Brighouse where he runs his business.
He is also a part of the Brighouse Business Initiative (BBI).
He attended the former Bradley Primary School and went on to Huddersfield New College where he pursued dance.
His dance ambitions led him on the choreography path, and he taught dance at Suga Brown Creative Arts, a local company that provides urban arts to keep kids off the streets.
“I still help out as a freelance choreographer with Suga Brown and if they are looking for choreographers to come in and teach they usually look me up and ring me.
“I actually began dancing at Suga Brown when I was younger, until I went on my travels,” he said.
Ess’s passion for dance led him to the United States where he spent three months travelling.
He spent time in Los Angeles and New York, studying dancers and training at the Millennium Dance Studio complex in Hollywood.
It was there that he was privileged enough to get a one on one session with pop legend Michael Jackson’s choreographer, Kenny Ortega.
The A-Team have won through to the live shows in the TV contest, which start on January 29.
They are among the 30 acts selected by the judges, Pussy Cat Dolls sweetheart, Kymberlee Wyatt, Diversity’s heartthrob Ashley Banjo and sensational tap dancer Adam Garcia.
“To win the dance competition would be a great achievement for us Northerners,” said Ess.
“Getting a reputation here and in London would be a fantastic thing”.
The A-Team comprises dancers aged between 11 and 30 who have come from all paths of dance.
Albert Yanit, manager of the A-Team said: “They present themselves as an amazing super-team who all have a passion for dance and who continue to excel and improve in every way or form.”
The dancers have worked with many figures in the music industry such as hot and happening boy band JLS, Ndubz, Jason Derulo and the Sugarbabes.
Their experiences have also stretched to the big screen, having appeared in Street Dance 3D.
“I have no celebrity credentials as yet but I did win the Street Dance Championship in 2009 and more recently the British Duo Championship in 2010”, said Ess.
The Got To Dance semi-finals will air on Sky HD at 6pm on Sunday with the A-Team scheduled to be on the fourth semi final show on February 19.