Lamonte Tales Goode is a self-taught dancer who integrates a diverse range of influences into a vibrant and innovative style of movement. Drawing from his background in break dance, hip-hop, acrobatics and yoga, Goode has created a signature fusion style of gravity- defying balance and dance moves that captivate audiences wherever he appears.
Inspired from a young age by the choreography of Michael Jackson and Cirque du Soleil, Goode began performing worldwide in live showcases and dance competitions in 1995. He has been a featured dancer in such films as You Got Served, Step Up 2, Alvin and the Chipmunks, In the Mix and Clockstoppers. Goode has also appeared in music videos for artists including Rihanna, Snoop Dog, Shakira, Wyclef Jean and Eminem, as well as performing in live events for Nike, Armani, Red Bull, and Hugo Boss. His commercial credits include Levis, Apple, Sandisk, Miller Lite, Coors Light, Nike and Skechers.
Choosing not to be typecast, or locked into one genre, Goode professes to love them all. While he respects the foundations of bboy dance, Goode seeks to bridge the gap between all styles. His unique style of movement is always evolving, combining acrobatics and hand balancing with intricate bboy inspired sequences, innovative yoga poses, and complex balance transitions.
In 2012, he created Balance Life LA, a documentary video in which he performed handstands on prominent Los Angeles monuments and landmarks. In the future, Goode hopes to produce a series of videos documenting his extraordinary balancing acts in cities around the world.
Goode continually seeks to inspire, hoping to show the world the limitless possibilities of movement and dance. Recognized as a leading balance expert by practitioners around the world, he is available for teaching opportunities, special performances and private lessons.