Andrew Chung better known as “Pyro” has a reputation on the street dance competition floor as a “Jack of all Trades” within the street dance culture. Having won over 20 different competitions (battles) throughout North America in multiple styles since 2006, Pyro has been a great influence by setting standards within his hometown community (Toronto, Canada).
When Pyro began his street dance career in the year 2000 he always had a passion to reach out to anyone that showed interested in similar art forms. Having a passion to share knowledge and mentor since he was a teenager, Pyro now leads his dance crew “Twisted Ankles” and is a co-founding member of the “Footnotes Elite Training Camp”. Mentoring students since the year 2007, he prides himself to see his students that he once mentored, branch out and become community leaders themselves.
After establishing himself within the freestyle/competition community, he then sparked an interested in the art behind choreography and cinematography. Pyro then started to create his own stage pieces and continues to perform regularly for multiple corporate events as their main entertainment. And also directing his own video projects that he shares on social media called, “Locking in a Different Light."
You may have seen him on stage:
Lilly Singh “A Trip to Unicorn Island” World Tour 2015
Gadfly (Dora Award Winning) “Klorophyl” 2012
Pan American Games Closing Ceremony Guadalajara, Mexico 2011
World of Dance Competition “Judges Showcase"
And also on your screen:
Full Out (Director: Sean Cisterna)
Disney’s Zombies (Director: Paul Hoen)
Make Your Move (Director: Duane Adler)
Lotto 649 “Happy Dance” Commercial
The Next Step (Associate Choreographer)
Currently, Pyro has re-sparked an interest in the art of acting and continues to mentor a community of young professional dancers within the community of Toronto. Training new students every year with in the Footnotes Elite Training Camp and giving opportunities/jobs to his students that have proven themselves.
"Even with all you achieved and challenges you faced you remained such an authentic person and artist who was Friggn dope!! And that inspired the ish outta me!
Thank you so much for being an active role model in my life. your teachings truly set me on a great and positive journey/path towards my lifestyle & career.”
- Tyrel Black @btyrel
"I’ve looked up to him as a mentor and big brother. I take his training program foot notes to improve my hip hop game and had the chance to travel the world and perform with him this year.
I’m forever grateful for his guidance and teachings, and I’m lucky to call him my friend.”
- Jordan Michael @jmp_ent