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Get to Know Dancer & 'Workin' Singer Josh Killacky With These 10 Fun Facts! (Exclusive)

Get to Know Dancer & 'Workin' Singer Josh Killacky With These 10 Fun Facts! (Exclusive)

Josh Killacky is making his major solo music debut, and we want Just Jared readers to get know him better!

The superstar dancer, who you might already know for his appearances throughout TV shows like Dancing With the Stars, X Factor and World of Dance, as well as in the movie Opening Night, just dropped his debut single “Workin’” today (July 17).

He’s also gone viral with a bunch of videos across social media, like the #XMasIsLitChallenge, Fedex vs Fedups Dance Challenge and Epic Fortnite Dance and Plugwalk. Now, he’s making his big leap into the music scene with multiple singles, as well as an EP to come later this summer.

Check out the lyric video for “Workin’” below, and get to know Josh Killacky better with these 10 Fun Facts…

  • 1. I’ve done 10 years of Taekwondo & got my black belt with my mother! I was supposed to move to Florida to start training for the Olympics as a child but got tired of getting kicked in the face. But the cool part is, a lot of my Taekwondo movement translates over to my dancing!
  • 2. I absolutely love watching movies in the theater. Any day & any time of the day, if you ask me if I want to go see a movie in theaters, 9/10 you’re going to hear an absolute YES. I think it’s because I study the acting while watching the movie. So not only am I there for the entertainment but I feel like I’m learning at the same time!
  • 3. A huge pet peeve of mine is when someone tries to lean on me ….lol. Unless you’re my woman…
  • 4. I try my best to break creative boundaries in every aspect of my content. Whether that’s dance or music. I want to give people a sense of refreshment when they see and/or hear my work. That’s how the world continues to be creative. Inspiring one another & motivating each other to do something that has never been done before!
  • 5. As a child, I had tongue-tie. Which means the tip of my tongue was connected to the bottom of my mouth. Oddly enough I didn’t have a lisp or speech impediment. So, I had surgery on it, got it cut correctly & now I got a long tongue haha!

Click inside for the rest of the fun facts…

  • 6. I strongly dislike raw sushi. I know.. Surprise! The texture/smell of it makes me gag. But yes, I’m missing out on all that protein.
  • 7. My mind is healthiest when I’m outside, connected with nature. Whether it’s on a hike, in a forest or in a large plain field. I need green to feel free, relaxed & at peace!
  • 8. I went to Chicago Academy of the Arts as a freshman where I would take the train to the city at 7am, do all my academic classes, by 3pm we would do 3 hours of dance (ballet, jazz & modern) then I’d hop on a train back home, do 2 hours of homework & end it by going to hiphop dance rehearsal for about 3 hours! Talk about dedication.. but thats what I had to do to show my mom I really wanted to move to LA & pursue my dreams. At the time, I wanted to be a professional dancer but throughout the years I found my passion for making my own music that I can dance to as well.
  • 9. My mom & I saved money for the big move to Los Angeles by moving in with my sister & sleeping on air mattresses for a year!
  • 10. My 1st big appearance on TV was performing in the middle of Times Square on Good Morning America w/ my hoverboard dance crew called BotBroz! We released a hoverboard dance video to Justin Bieber’s “What Do You Mean” & it went viral from Justin Bieber tweeting it out himself. This led to us gaining insane exposure, 20+ gigs (some of them internationally) & feeling like some hoverboard boyband haha.
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