Born in East London, the multi-talented and award-winning dancer, choreographer, teacher and actor Kenrick H2O Sandy is at the forefront of UK hip-hop dance. Accomplished in all styles of street dance, break-dancing, popping and gymnastics, his talents are in high demand, and with his dance troupe Boy Blue Entertainment, Numbering over 100 dancers, Sandy intends to bring hip-hop dance to a wide international audience.
His life might have turned out very differently however, had his curiosity not led him to a dance class taking place above his basketball practice at his local youth centre. As a semi-professional basketball player with dreams playing in the NBA, his natural athletic ability that had also toying with a football career instead had him joining Ruff Stuff, a dance troupe led by MTVs Kat B, where despite lack of dance training, he was soon the troupe trickster using his acrobatic ability to enhance the performances.
His first routine taught to him by an eleven-year-old, it wasnt long before his interest and inherent talent led him to study the more technical aspects of street dance. Not long afterwards, his choreographic ability was beginning to emerge and he formed his first troupe, Matrix. Embracing every opportunity to perform and hone his skills, he eventually left the troupe, taking one of the crews, Tricz with him, forming Kronic shortly afterwards, and by May 2001 he had established Boy Blue Entertainment, creating Blitz and Da Bratz, as increasing numbers of young people clamoured to take part.
While working to build up Boy Blue, Sandy was also choreographing for Nathan, Shystie, Iceberg Slimm and Charli and dancing with Dizzee Rascal, The Sugababes, Victoria Beckham, Misteeq, Iceberg Slim, Oxide and Neutrino, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Big Brovas, Cassius Henry and Beverley Knight in videos, promotions and at awards ceremonies.
After being crowned GWI street dance champion for two straight years 2000 to 2002, Sandy combined his love of basketball and dance to become the London winner of the Nike Freestyler competition broadcast on MTV in 2003.
With his teaching skills in constant demand, he teaches his renowned H2Ography classes at Danceworks in central London, in addition to classes and workshops at youth companies, school and arts colleges throughout the UK.
As well as his Laurence Oliver award Kenrick also had the huge honour of being one of the main choreographers of the 2012 Olympic Opening ceremnoy.