ELIJAH 'E SOLO' SOTO • LITE FEET
Elijah “E Solo” Soto is a Litefeet Street dancer from Brooklyn New York. At 14 years old he started doing Litefeet when it was first created in 2005 and is one of the very first People from Brooklyn to do the style because it was widely received as a Harlem/Bronx style. In addition to Litefeet, Elijah has been professionally trained in voice and trumpet, and is a Graffiti artist as well. Elijah is a youth advocate for a youth chapter of Zulu nation called UZN-YL8. Elijah is a part of an important Litefeet Team called Team Rocket, and is the head Litefeet advocate of Mindlezz Thoughtz, a Brand that stands as one of the main platforms for Litefeet and other Arts within New York City.
Elijah has performed at the Apollo, BET’s 106th and Park, Arthur Ashe Kids Day at the U.S Open, and Lincoln Center. For 8 years, Elijah was a Youth Advocate and program leader for a non-profit organization called The City Kids Foundation, and was the Dance leader and Vocal coach for their reparatory company. From the ages of 11-13 Elijah was a part of a program at Julliard called The Music Advancement Program where he was classically trained. Later he went on to graduate from the fame school Fiorello H LaGuardia High School as an instrumental Major. Elijah also has an Associate degree from the Borough of Manhattan Community College where he studied Human Services. Elijah’s mission is to share anything that he can do artistically with anyone who has the desire to learn. He’s half Israeli and Half Puerto Rican and his parents raised him in a very artistic and naturally diverse environment. Elijah has a younger brother with Down syndrome who is also a Litefeet dancer.
Elijah uses his dancing to portray the lyrics of the music. He likes to mix New Jack swing, some tap dance moves, and some African, Caribbean, and Latin dance moves while he does Litefeet because he likes to portray the diverse New York Culture in which he was raised. When creating choreographed pieces Elijah loves creating things with his students opposed to just teaching them something already created because he likes to teach his students that they can also be empowered creators instead of just regular students. He uses all his talents to entertain, stimulate, and empower people all over the world. Elijah loves being a student and is always up for learning about a new culture. He believes that there is an art to everything in life, even down to the way we breathe.
In this class you will learn the basic fundamentals of litefeet which includes basic dances like the Rev up Bad one and harlem shake, and basic techniques like ankle/anklebreaking and lock ins. Also we will work on how to construct a basic litefeet combo each class and how to do one to different styles of music.