Charles ‘Lil Buck’ Riley


  • In 2011,Lil Buck paired him with Yo-Yo Ma in “The Swan” performance that went viral on YouTube.
  • Danced for Madonna during her Super Bowl XLVI halftime show, soon after joining her MDNA tour.
  • In 2012, Lil Buck was named one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch”
  • Spent most of 2013 dancing in the Cirque du Soleil show Michael Jackson: One.
  • Made the August 2013 cover of Dance magazine.
  • In 2014, Lil Buck performed at the TEDxTeen conference in New York City.
  • Guest judge on season 11 of So You Think You Can Dance.
  • Partnered with Versace to create a line of sneakers available online and at Versace’s NYC store in 2015.
  • Due to his accomplishments, he made the November 2015 cover of the Wall Street Journal’s “Innovators Issue”.
  • Went on a 2nd tour with Madonna, The Rebel Heart Tour in 2016
  • In early 2017, Lil Buck was featured in big budget advertisements by Apple, Lexus and Nike within 3 months, being the first street dancer to ever accomplish that level of success.