Nate "Ninja" Penaflorida
Sole180 is proud to present Nate "Ninja" Penaflorida. Nate is not only a professional dancer but a Ninja at heart.
His words that he lives by are "Be the best version of yourself."
During his childhood he was trained in martial arts and quickly received his black belt from Robert Vanelli's Karate Studio. Ninja Nate also has a very real love and passion for dance. He joined a hip hop dance company in 2013 called Studio One, under the direction of Julie Johnson.
Throughout the years Ninja Nate was with the company they won the championship in the USA trials for Hip Hop International, Mega Crew division. They then represented the US and placed top 10 in the world. He has also competed with Extreme Allstars in the Open Coed and All Male division for the Dance Worlds competition a group separate from Studio One. The Open Coed team placed 1st in the US and 2nd in the World for two years running.
Later on he would go to join a group Called the Funkywunks and placed 1st again in Worlds. He also made an appearance with Funkywunks on America's Got Talent in Los Angeles.
Currently “Ninja Nate” is a part of Sole180’s Production Company and spreads his knowledge teaching and performing with the company.