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Who Are The Choreographers Behind BTS’ Difficult Dances?

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Working as a Choreographer for the world-famous kpop group BTS and creating their dance routine won’t be an easy job! Thus, we must admit that there is no BTS dance performance that seems easy to follow. But, it’s not surprising that BTS has various creative and challenging choreographies that could turn anyone into ARMY! BTS has adapted different dance styles to deliver the perfect show for their fans, be it Black Swan‘s storytelling style or ON‘s hook step performance. The group’s diverse dancing styles showcased how BTS members have learned to mold themselves in each song.

Due to the rising popularity, BTS members have become the center of attention for every little thing. Then how can one even ignore their stage performances? Be it critics or antis, they love scrutinizing BTS’ dance performances. Even with all challenges and growing pressure, BTS has delivered some of the toughest choreographies. And behind those striking moves are some of the genius and well-known choreographers who perfectly blend the group’s style with the flavor of their singing and create the crowd-thrilling performances! Therefore, here we introduce the choreographers behind BTS’ difficult dances!

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Sergio Reis

AMRY lost themselves whenever BTS performed Black Swan. However, have you questioned who created such an ethereal dance performance? It was Sergio Reis who choreographed BTS’ Black Swan. Sergio Reis is a Brazilian dancer and choreographer. He has proved how talented he is as a choreographer by delivering one of the most beautiful storytelling and detailed dancer performances, which BTS members have ever done! Even the reply button crashed down watching BTS dancing Black Swan on the stage of The Late Late With James Jorden.

Choreographer for BTS dance

Sergio Reis

Brian Puspos

When making the list of choreographers for BTS dance routine, how can we not add Jimin’s serendipity and BTS’ Butterfly? The choreographer behind those BTS members’ sensual and fluid dance moves is none other than Brian Puspos. Brian Pospos is a Filipino American dancer and choreographer. It’s no secret that our little chimmy, Park Jimin, has been a die-hard fan of this Filipino-American choreographer. Therefore, you can clearly see Puspos’ sleek urban style in both songs- Butterfly and Serendipity. These songs may not have the toughest choreographies like ON or FIRE, but these tracks need perfect synchronization to shine brighter on the stage! And Brian Puspos excellently showcased those elements in his choreography.

BTS Choreographer

Brian Puspos

Dylan Mayoral

Here comes our BTS dance leader, J-Hope’s Boy Meets Evil choreography! Although a single video can’t justify it, it shows why we call J-Hope a dancing machine. However, the choreographer behind those aesthetic and powerful dance moves is Daylan Mayoral. Daylan Mayoral is a choreographer as well as a member of a dance crew called Boyband. The dancer also participated in dance competition shows, including Got to Dance (2014) and Britain’s Got Talent (2015). Furthermore, there is no doubt Dylan Mayoral had created a stunning choreography for J-Hope’s solo Boy Meets Evil for the WINGS comeback trailer!

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Dylan Mayoral

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Markus Pe Benito

Have you wondered which choreographer created beautiful dance moves for BTS Jimin’s vibrant WINGS solo Lie? Well, the creator of such emotive dance moves is none other than Markus Pe Benito. Since Markus Pe Benito was responsible for creating Lie‘s dance routine, he excellent brough out Jimin’s flawless and smooth dancing moves in Lie music video. Some may not know, but Markus Pe Benito is the co-founder of SYNCHRONICITY pathcrossers. It is a collaborative platform for artists. The group also has an official YouTube channel, a dance-based collective and it also encourages and engages with other artistic areas.

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Markus Pe Benito

Rie Hata

The swagger queen of Kpop choreography Rie Hata was the creator of BTS’ Anpanman and Airplane pt. 2. Rie Hata is a Japanese hip-hop dancer and choreographer who also directs Queen of Swag, which is a Japan-based dance crew. Besides Anpanman and Airplane pt. 2, Rie Hata was the genius swagger choreographer behind BTS’ iconic dance moves from IDOL. Furthermore, she also co-created BTS’ MIC Drop with Lyle Beniga. Although all four tracks have different tempos and dancing styles, it highlights BTS members’ hip-hop class. Therefore, it’s not surprising that we witnessed BTS’ full blow of swagger in IDOL and MIC Drop!

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Rie Hata

David Lim

He may not be as engaging as Son Sungdeuk or Keone Madrid, but David Lim choreographed BTS’ Boy In LuvBoy In Luv is one of the most popular early hits by BTS. He even did a demo version of Boy In Luv with GRV previously. David Lim is a choreographer as well as the director and founder of GRV. GRV is a competitive California-based dance crew. Although Boy In Luv was an early hit, it still left a massive impression on AMRY, especially with BTS’ dance practice video. And that video will make you fall in love with tannies!

BTS Choreographer Name

David Lim

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Carlo Darang

BTS’ DOPE can make you bounce on the ground with its electronic hip-hop and impressive saxophone in the background! For such sensational pop vibes, Carlo Darang had assisted Keone Madrid. Carlo Darang is the co-director of Choreo Cookie along with Keone Madrid. Choreo Cookies dance crew has become popular in the dance world. He also works as a personal dance instructor at Building Block, a private studio founded by Keone and Mari Madrid. Although it was for a short period, Carlo Darang had impressed the ARMY with his outstanding choreographing of DOPE.

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Carlo Darang

Christopher Martin

Christopher Martine was the choreographer for BTS’ DNA dance routine along with Keone & Mari. The internationally acclaimed dancer Christopher Martine regularly teaches at workshops. With his growing international fame, Christopher Martine teaches dancing in over 40 countries and states. Along with Carlos Darang, he is a member of Choreo Cookies, an internationally-renowned team. Furthermore, the dancer is an instructor at Building Block. BTS’ DNA dance performance reveals how skillfully Christorpher Martine and Keone & Mari had choreographed the members’ dancing moves, highlighting each member’s charm!

BTS Choreographer Name

Christopher Martin

Quick Style Crew

Many fans know that Quick Style Crew had worked thrice as a choreographer for BTS’ dance activities. Quick Style Crew is a Norwegian hip-hop dance group formed by twin brothers Suleman Malik and Bilal Malik and their childhood friend Nasir Sirikhan in 2006. The crew worked on choreography for BTS’ Save Me. They also co-created the dancing routine for Blood Sweat & Tears with Keone Madrid. Lastly, the crew also choreographed with Son Sungdeuk for BTS’ Boy With Luv.

BTS Choreographer

Quick Style Crew

Although Save Me may not be as challenging as DOPEON, or Dionysus, it still needs a balance of fast-slow beats. The track requires the members to match their dancing moves to the tempo perfectly. Therefore, we must admit that the crew did a great job as a choreographer for all three BTS songs, making their dance moves as immaculate as possible.

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Sienna Lalau

When it comes to BTS’ most difficult dances, we can’t skip ON and Dionysus! Even ARMY and many have acknowledged that both songs’ choreographies are the toughest to follow. However, the choreographer for those BTS dance routines was Sienna Lalau. Sienna Lalau is a Hawaiian choreographer and dancer who often collaborated with BTS. She not only choreographed BTS’ ON but also participated in the music video of the same track. Furthermore, Sienna Lalau previously had choreographed BTS’ single Dionysus! The choreographer Sienna did a wonderful job by constructing sharp and impressive dancing moves that fitted flawlessly with BTS’ powerful vocal and rap line!

BTS Choreographer

Sienna Lalau

Keone Madrid and Mari Madrid

The perfect husband-wife pair, Keone and Mari, are well-known in the choreography community. The couple had appeared as choreographers on The Ellen Show and So You Think You Can Dance. They also have been nominated for various dance awards. As a choreographer, Keone Madrid was responsible for numerous BTS dance routines such as DOPE, Not Today, FIRE, etc.

Rather than teaching in person, Keone Madrid and his dancers used to record each dance routine and send those recordings to BTS members to learn. It also shows how our septet have been working hard all those years to give perfect performance to their ARMY!

BTS Choreographer

Keone Madrid and Mari Madrid

Son Sungdeuk

Finally comes Son Sungdeuk, the choreographer who has been with BTS for the longest time and has witnessed how the members’ each dance move has improved over the years! Being Big Hit’s performance director, Son Sungdeuk has been with BTS members since the very beginning, making their bond stronger than it appears. He was the creator of BTS’ early dance routines such as Danger, I Need U, RUN, etc. Besides choreographing, Son Sungdeuk also manages the overall process by observing the choreography and performances. And thus, he is also credited with various BTS’ music videos such as DNA, Not Today, etc.

Choreographer for BTS dance

Son Sungdeuk

Furthermore, the bond between BTS and Son Sungdeuk goes back to the Rookie King era. During the Rookie King shooting, our maknae Jeon Jungkook had teased and called him out for making BTS members’ lives difficult by constantly changing their choreography! It is just a little teaser that illustrates how strong BTS bonds with its choreographers.

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Hello, I'm Harshali Bait and I'm from the City of Dreams. As the vice leader of the Korean-Wave Team, I write engaging content based on k-dramas and k-pop music world. You can reach out to me at Harshali@Otakukart.com

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