Kida The Great whose real name is Leon Burns is also named as Kida Burns. He is a famous American Hip-Hop dancer who rose into the limelight when his dancing videos on YouTube went viral making him a new internet sensation. For his amazing dancing skills, he has been named as the winner of America’s Favorite Dancer on the show named So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation in its thirteenth season in 2016. Many of his videos of battle dance are trending on the internet which has received millions of views. He is also known for his Instagram profile where he has performed on various hit songs like Cut It by O.T. Genasis and Don’t Sleep by Dorian. This amazing dancer is multi-talented and possesses incredible dancing skills compared to others of his age group. Let’s explore in detail about Kida The Great’s biography below:
Early Life and Education
Real name Leon Burns was born on April 8, 2002, which makes the age of Kida The Great be 16 years old as of 2018. His birthplace is in Sacramento, California. Talking about his parents, he is the son of Leon Burns, Sr.(father) and Tanisha Hunter (mother). Unfortunately, his father died in the year 2014 and the moment Burns lost the person who helped him to find passion in dancing. Regarding Kida The Great’s siblings, he has an elder brother named Shaheem Sanchez and a younger sister named Savannah.
Burn’s elder brother was his first teacher who started mentoring him from the age of four. His sister is also a dancer and possesses brilliant skills. It is said that the dancer was inspired from the dance movies like the Step Up series and Breakin’. Getting support from his family, Burns started participating and competing from his early days.
Career and Professional Life
In 2009, Burns earned the title of the Best Kid Dancer during the Sacramento Music Festival. After a year, he won the Best Kid Dancer at the Sacramento State Fair. When he reached eleven, Burns attended Chapkis Dance Studio based in Suisun City, California. He was trained by Greg Chapkis who is best known for being the contestant of the first season of So You Think You Can Dance.
A video “The Art of Teknique” of Burns being accompanied by his crew was uploaded online which become so popular that famous personalities of the industry like Tyrese and Ludacris reposted it. After that, he and his crew were invited on the stage of The Ellen DeGeneres Show hosted by Ellen DeGeneres.
Under the stage name, Kida The Great, Leon Burns performed on The Queen Latifah Show in 2015. He also performed at The Rachel Ray Show. The show was hosted by Rachael Ray from which Burns was able to draw the attention of the producers of So You Think You Can Dance. The biggest breakthrough in his professional dancing career was in2016 where he become the most voted America’s Favorite Dancer. Apart from that, he became the talk of the town when he appeared performing together at 2016 BET Awards with renowned singer Usher. One can also find him contributing to the 2012’s move Battlefield America in the role of Thomas ‘Tommy’ Brown.
Excited to know about Kida The Great’s girlfriend detail? Well, he is possibly single and is free from the headache of relationship, dating and girlfriend issues. Seems like, the dancer is focused on his professional dancing career and has no time for the relationship. However, he might desire to date in upcoming days as he becomes more mature.
Burns father died early because of complications of Influenza A (H1N1) virus in 2014. He is blessed to have other five siblings. He is of black ethnicity background and probably Burns follows Christianity as his religion.
One of the biggest issues in stating a teenager’s fact is their body measurements facts like height and weight. On 19 September 2016, Burns tweeted stating that he is finally the height of Tate McRae. He is in the regular workout with maintained diet plan and regularly goes for his rehearsal.
Salary and Net worth
As per some wiki sites, Leon Burns has an estimated net worth of 1 million USD which he has massed from his professional life. He receives huge money as salary for performing on various shows, programs and occasion. Apart from financial net worth, he has received a big name and fame and has been an inspiration to the youths. When he was just five years old, Burns formed a group named “The Art Of Teknique” which performed on popular America’s Got Talent and The Ellen Show.
Wiki and Facts
Because of such massive popularity, the biography of Kida The Great is available on Wikipedia and some other popular wiki sites as well. Regarding his social media appearances, he has amassed more than 2 million followers on his Instagram profile reachable @kidathegreat. His Twitter profile is available @lilkida8 where Burns has garnered more than 40k followers. Facebook users can follow him @KidaTheGreat where he has garnered more than 800k followers. It is worthwhile watching his videos on his social accounts which are great tools for entertainment. Great the amazing videos of The Kida The Great on his YouTube channel which have amassed more than 164k subscribers. His videos have already been watched for more than 13 million times.