Ivan Koumaev hails from Russia, coming to the US at the ripe age of 8 years old. He began dancing at age 13 in Seattle, WA where he immediately fell in love with the art. He quickly transformed from student to contributing member of the community, and one of the leaders of Team Boogiezone Breed - Seattle. At age 16, Ivan moved to Los Angeles, CA to pursue dance as a career where he remained an integral part of Team Boogiezone - OC.
Just as Ivan reached adulthood at age 18, he was chosen to be one of the 20 finalists on the 2nd Season of Fox’s hit series So You Think You Can Dance. He quickly wowed the crowd with his talent and moved ahead to the top 6, landing him a spot on the US tour of the Live Show. Following his success on the show, he continued his training in New York, Virginia and eventually settled back in Los Angeles.
Ivan has since worked with the likes of Jason Derulo, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Usher, Chris Brown, and Ne-Yo for various music videos, awards/TV shows and live performances. Most recently he performed in the 20/20 Experience World Tour with Justin Timberlake. He can be spotted in commercials such as Microsoft and Pepsi, and can be seen in feature films including Step Up 3D, Footloose, and Rock of Ages.