Simultaneously in 2014, the multi-talented Smart provided creative direction and choreography to an array of groundbreaking artists including Nicky Minaj, Jessie J, Arianna Grande, Lil Wayne, Skylar Grey, and Nick Jonas. Smart’s ingenious creative direction and bold choreography lauded him as to go-to-guy for the opening number of the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards just after providing both creative direction and choreography to Grammy-nominated Nicky Minaj’s Anaconda video, which drew a record breaking 19.6 million first-day views and 76 million YouTube views in its first week.
Starting his career as a professional dancer, Smart’s explosive, high-energy dance skills had him sharing the stage with multi-platinum, multiple award-winning artists such as Nicki Minaj, Pink, J-Lo, Toni Braxton, Natasha Bedingfield, Jordin Sparks, Beyonce and more.
A quick ascent from dancer, major talent including Beyonce, Lil Wayne, Eminem, Jennifer Lopez, Christina Milian, Skylar grey, Mike Posner, Kelly Rowland, Wisin y Yandel and Flo-Rida; TV productions – So You Think You Can Dance, X-Factor, American Music Awards, European Music Awards, IHeart Radio Festival, VMA’s, Fashion Rocks, ABDC, the UK’s GMTV and corporate brands – Reebok, McDonalds, The Walt Disney Company, T-Mobile, The Atlantis Resort, and Häagen-Dazs were soon clamoring for Smart’s stand-out choreography services.
Smart’s early credits include dance roles on the FOX’s hit phenomenon Glee, “How I Met Your Mother”, “Def Comedy Jam, Grammys, Ellen Degeneres, Kia, HP Intel, X-Factor, American Idol and combined acting roles in Disney’s Step Up: 3D, Honey 2, Dance Flick, Rio (animation).
Born and raised in Orange County, CA, Smart played played saxophone – alto, tenor and baritone growing up as well as ran track, played football, and wrestled. Not until the age of 18 did he get his first taste of dance – krumping, an offshoot of the hip-hop scene that features exaggerated, aggressive movements and a freestyle spirit. He honed his skills and became th best white Krumper in the world and became part of the world-famous Tommy the Clown crew. A year later, Smart won a contest held by choreographer Debbie Allen and took home a $1,000 cash prize.
Smart currently resides in the greater Los Angeles area. In spare time he enjoys all forms of outdoor recreational activites such as wakeboarding, motorcycles, boxing, and snowboarding.