ILL-Abilities™ is an International group comprised of B-boys that have overcome extraordinary challenges to become some of the best dancers in the world: Canada, Chile, Holland, and U.S.A. Originally created in 2007 with the idea of being a "Super Crew" of disabled dancers, it is now becoming a global movement helping to spread the message: No Excuses, No Limits. ILL-Abilities' mission is to redefine society's view of disability, promote empowerment, and encourage limitless possibilities through motivational entertainment.
ILL-Ability: Born with several physical malformations with no right hip, the right leg shorter than the other as well as his right arm being shorter and lacking an elbow joint. His dance style is very much oriented on his flexibility and smoothness making his movements look like they are just slithering across the floor.
ILL-Ability: Born with a major malformation in his legs, his condition is unknown but suspected of being a "Thalidomide" case. His dance style is very much based on his arm strength; making his movements look like he is constantly floating.
Bboy Tommy Guns
ILL-Ability: At the age of 18 he was diagnosed with osteosarcoma (malignant bone tumor) in his right knee. Given the choice of amputation or prosthetic bone implants, Tommy decided on amputation for the ability to continue high-level physical activity.
ILL-Ability: Jacob was born completely deaf in his right ear and has lost most of the hearing in his left ear, due to ear infections at a young age and to a number of traumatic head injuries. Jacob is known for having innovated air flares and the use of upper-body strength in Bboying. His style consists of many dynamic and strength-related movements that allow him to fly around the entire dance floor.
ILL-Ability: Luca was born with Arthrogryposis, a condition affecting the bones and causing stiffness in the joints in the body. For Luca, it has affected him mainly in his legs creating weak muscle developments, which makes him walk and dance on crutches. His dance style mainly consists of strength movements on his crutches and on the ground.