Dylan Banares began dancing recreationally at the age of 7. Shortly thereafter, Dylan was brought onstage to dance alongside the Jabbawockeez at “Randy Jackson’s America’s Best Dance Crew Live” in San Diego, CA.
“In this moment, it clicked for me and I knew I wanted to become a performer”.
At the age of 8, Dylan joined Pride Rice Dance Company as the youngest dancer in the group. In March 2011, Dylan alongside his siblings, Michelle, Jordan and Devin, co-founded and co-owned The BOX Dance Studio in Otay Ranch Town Center, which ran successfully for six years. During that time, Dylan danced with ROOTS and RAW Dance Company for a few short years before being appointed RAW’s Co-Artistic Director. At the age of 15, Dylan taught several weekly slots ranging from Youth to Advanced Level Hip Hop classes while at The BOX. Dylan made his artistic debut at Max’t Out Dance Competition in 2014 and received recognition as the only minor team competing in the major adult division.
Soon after Dylan blossomed as a choreographer and performer, receiving many accolades with RAW Dance Company, Olympian High-School’s all-male dance team, iLL Habits and as a soloist. In 2017, Dylan received a Double Platinum 1st Place award and sixth place overall as the only hip hop soloist at the West Coast Regional Showstopper Dance Competition in Anaheim, CA. While on iLL Habits, Dylan alongside his team received 4th place in the World and 2nd place in the United States at Hip Hop International 2017. Dylan graduated from Olympian High School in 2018.
Today, Dylan dances with the award winning adult competition team, 220 (Second to None) who recently received 3rd place at Arena Dance Competition in Los Angeles, CA. Dylan likes to spend his free time with his family, friends, and his 8-year old corgi Ein.
Dylan believes the constant pursuit toward becoming a better dancer fuels his mind, body, and soul. He hopes to develop professionally as an urban choreographer and teaches at several local dance studios in the community.