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Leon “Kida” Burns also known as Kida The Great, is an American hip-hop dancer, choreographer, and actor. Kida was born to Tanisha Hunter and Leon Burns Snr in Sacramento, California on April 8th, 2002. He is the second to the last of his mother’s seven children. Kida’s first dance teacher was Shaheem Sanchez Burns, his oldest brother. He was also inspired by the dance videos Breakin and the Step Up series.
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The star became popular due to his dance videos which he posted on Instagram which he danced to popular hip-hop songs including Don’t Sleep by Dorian and Cut It by O. T. Genasis. The American superstar was crowned America’s Favorite Dancer in the thirteenth season of So You Think You Can Dance: Next Generation in 2016.
Kida The Great began his career when he started training at Chapkis Dance Studio in Suisun City, California under Greg Chapkis who happened to be a contestant in the So You Think You Can Dance season one dance contest.
Kida was also seen dancing with the dance crew “The Art of Teknique” and it was reported by famous rappers, Ludacris and Tyrese. The video earned Kida The Great a spot on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
He also performed on the Queen Latifan show and the Rachel Ray show in 2012 and went on to claim the grand prize of $250,000 when he was voted America’s Favorite Dancer on the thirteenth season of the So You Think You Can Dance contest.
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The star has also featured in Chris Brown’s music video with fellow hip-hop dancers Ayo & Teo. He has also performed with popular singer Usher at the 2016 BET Awards. He also made an appearance on Justin Beiber’s Come Around Me in 2020, while also making a cameo appearance in Disney’s movie Zombies 2.
His Net Worth
Kida The Great has impressed with his numbers over the years. The music star has amassed over 555,000 subscribers on YouTube, over 4.4 million followers on Instagram, and 51.4k followers on Twitter. As of April 2021, Kida The Great has an estimated net worth of 63 million US dollars.
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