Was born in Chicago, Illinois. He was raised in Memphis, TN where he is known for his Memphis Jookin’. Jookin' is a street dance that originated in Memphis in the late 80's early 90's. Lil Buck is the founder of his own dance group, New Styles Krew. Lil Buck began Jookin’ informally on the streets of Memphis with the help of his mentors Marico Flake & Daniel Price. He received early hip-hop training from Terran Gary in Memphis. At age 16, he began ballet training at the New Ballet Ensemble, where he performed and choreographed until moving to Los Angeles in 2009. As a choreographer, Lil Buck recently co-choreographed and starred in the video for recording artist Janelle Monae’s Grammy-nominated hit song “Tightrope.” He has performed on numerous television shows, including an appearance on “Dancing with the Stars” and three appearances on the “Ellen DeGeneres Show.” In April 2011, Lil Buck collaborated with cellist Yo-Yo Ma in performances of The Swan, directed by Damian Woetzel for an "Arts Strike" engagement with students at Inner City Arts in downtown Los Angeles. He also recently appeared with Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble for the opening performance of SummerStage in Central Park. He is the 2011 Artist-in-Residence of the Vail International Dance Festival and is currently on the MDNA world tour with Madonna!