Anthony Carr September 29, 2014
Born and raised in the Bronx, the birth place of hip hop, internationally accredited dancer/choreographer/actor, Anthony “Kanec” Carr, has shared his talent through various mediums including television, film, and stage.
He trained vigorously at New York City’s prestigious School of American Ballet, while simultaneously attending the Professional Performing Arts School (PPAS). At the age of 18, Kanec began training in hip-hop at Broadway Dance Center. Soon thereafter, he became a member of an elite group of entertainers, The Amount Boyz. His raw talent and intense technical training, in combination with his natural knack for performing and the inspiration from his fellow group members, Kanec soon found himself on pop-star, JoJo’s, European and American Tours. Several movies soon followed including Step Up and Hairspray, in which he played a detention kid (“Dwayne”). From there, Kanec had the opportunity to dance for Disney star Corbin Bleu, Omarion at the Soul Train Music Awards, and Gnarls Barkley’s Video “RUN” which he co-choreographed with Michael Rooney.
Kanec can be seen working with multi-platinum selling recording artists Missy Elliott, & Justin Bieber, with whom he’s toured with for Justin’s “My World” Tour over the past year. He is also featured in his most recent movie ” Never Say Never 3D.”
After working on the movie “Dance Flick,” a Wayans Brothers spoof on recent dance films, as well as the movie FAME, Kanec received the opportunity to work with FAME’s choreographer, Marguerite Derricks, on the 81st Annual Academy Awards, where he performed the opening number with the show’s Master of Ceremonies for the night, Hugh Jackman.
Kanec is bi-coastal and currently teaches at Millennium Dance Complex in Los Angeles.