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Charles "Lil Buck" Riley  

Founder, Choreographer, and Dancer, New Styles Krew; Harman-Eisner Artist in Residence, The Aspen Institute

Charles "Lil Buck" Riley is a dancer and leader of the style known as jookin’. He recently performed in the Cirque du Soleil show “Michael Jackson: One.” His 2011 YouTube collaboration “The Swan” with cellist Yo-Yo Ma went viral and has been viewed more than 2.4 million times. Riley has performed on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and with Madonna during her Super Bowl XLVI halftime show, later joining her MDNA tour. He performed with Ma at the U.S.-China Forum on the Arts and Culture, and is a 2014 Harman-Eisner Artist in Residence at the Aspen Institute.

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