NBC’s World of Dance is the world’s most competitive dance competition, where celebrity judges Jennifer Lopez, Ne-Yo, Derek Hough, and host/mentor Jenna Dewan Tatum watch incredible dancers compete for a whopping $1 million prize. From hip hop to tap, break dancing to ballroom, it’s a celebration of all things dance, and we’re pumped to give you a look at each and every amazing dancer, duo, and crew. Let’s meet Keone and Mari.
Keone and Mari
Style: Urban Dance: Duo
From: San Diego, Calif.
Who they are: Keone and Mari have proven that their four feet are better than two as they have become prominent choreographers for some of the biggest music videos in recent years. As the duo says, “We are dancers & choreographers, teachers & creatives, and husband & wife. Individually starting out on our own paths and eventually finding each other through dance, we are living out a dream we couldn’t have imagined.”
What started out with simple dance videos on YouTube has led to the pair choreographing videos for Justin Bieber, Flying Lotus & Kendrick Lamar, as well as appearances on So You Think You Can Dance, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, SKY a 3D musical, Dancing with the Stars, as well as nominations for best choreography at the MTV Video Music Awards and the UK Video Music Awards.
Fun fact: The first song they ever choreographed together was was Coldplay’s “Viva La Vida.”
Watch them in action: The duo is no stranger to World of Dance competitions, and have made their mark around the country.
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