Board of Directors
Aaron’s journey in dance started with b-boying in the late 1980’s and eventually led him dancing with Boston’s Floorlords Crew in the late 1990’s, when he also started to learn the Afro-Brazilian martial art Capoeira Angola. In the 2000s, he took a hiatus from dance to pursue a career in International Affairs and start a family. Aaron returned to Boston in the mid-2010s, when he resumed training Capoeira Angola and took up Locking. He’s now the Co-Artistic Director of Beantown Lockers, who teach a weekly class New England Lockshop and put on regular performances around Boston.
Aaron also brings to The Flavor Continues’ Board of Directors professional expertise in international non-profit management and 15+ years of senior leadership experience with United Way Worldwide, which has taken him to multiple countries over the years and helped him to develop not only his linguistic abilities in Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, & French but also his cultural competencies. A graduate of Harvard University and Colombia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, Aaron also serves on the Boards of other non-profit organizations including Hyde Square Task Force and Artists for Humanity.
aka Ladeebugz (LBZ)
Ladeebugz (lbz), a b-girl and dancer for over 35 years, has experience dancing for over 15 entertainment and dance companies. Then developed and reinvigorated a passion for the music and broadcast arts, became the first female host of the Way Back When radio show on Big City 101.3 in 2016-2017.
She was employed as Marketing, Programs and Performing Arts Manager for the Kroc Center in Uphams Corner for the past 7 years.
Also worked in arts marketing for Artists For Humanity for 10 years and is currently a brand ambassador for the Creative Industries. Living in JP, LBZ has worked in youth development, civic engagement and arts entertainment for over 21 years. After beginning her semi adult professional dance life with Phunk Phenomenon back in 1995, she was the first Latina to ever be in the group and dance with them for about 3 years before joining a classic original, the Floorlords, Boston’s premier breaking and hip-hop crew for over 12 years. Her first all-female managed group, United Roots Urban Dance Collaborative has performed for Reebok, Puma, General Electric, Staples and was the first ever hip hop breakin crew to dance on the renowned Jacobs Pillow outdoor soundstage with over 15 members ranging in ages from 5-45.
Currently, LBZ contracts with MetaMovements Latin Dance Company, Danko Productions and Boston Mobile Dance Studio on her spare time. In 2021, she obtained an MBA with a focus on Youth & Justice.
Presently, Yhinny works as a Youth Workforce Program Manager for a community development corporation in Roxbury. In the future, Yhinny hopes to start a STEAM learning program focused in bringing high level Aviation careers to inner-city and marginalized communities.