Pedro "Mr. P" Aviles (28, choreographer)
Sherhan "Crazy Lie" Rodriguez (24)
B-Boy Crash (25)
Michael "Av Caribbean Heat" Aviles (25)
Daleth Valle Cuadrado, aka. "B-Boy Smoke" (26)
Luis "Kano" Perez (24)
Founded by Mr. P more than 15 years ago, G.O.P. was born on the streets of San Juan, Puerto Rico, and has had more than 4,800 dancers in its ranks through its history. Mr. P handpicked his five partners to join him on America's Best Dance Crew to represent G.O.P.
In addition to showcasing and performing throughout the year, G..O.P. has established its own competition, G.O.P D' Connection. Since 2004, hundreds of dancers have come from all over Puerto Rico to compete.
Combining the funk school, breakdance, reggaeton and Latin flavors, G.O.P. has created a signature style. "The Latin flavor is incomparable," says B-Boy Smoke. "Latinos put their heart into dancing."
Despite that obviously heavy Latin influence on their moves, the crew's musical tastes lean decidedly hip-hop and pop, with G.O.P. members citing Tupac, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, Timbaland, Justin Timberlake, Usher and Missy Elliott among their favorite soundmakers, along with Don Omar, Wisin y Yandel and Daddy Yankee.
Why does G.O.P. expect to win this season's America's Best Dance Crew crown? "That's simple," says Kano, confidently. "Becaue we are the most complete crew that's been on the show. And because we want it so bad that we will take our hearts of our chests and give them to the fans, judges and the entire world."