Lil' Torches

Ryan - "B-boy Lil' Rocket"

Age: 9

How do you fill your summer days? I like to swim in the pool a lot, go to the beach and hang out with my friends!

Years with Lil' Torches: This is my 2nd year on the Lil' Torches!

Dance Background: This is my 4th year dancing – I've been dancing since I was 5!

Family: My mom's name is Susan and my dad's name is Marty. I have an 11 year old sister named Kara, my Grandma (Diana) and three dogs - Willie, Maggie & Princess - and a pond full of fish!

Hometown: South Setauket, NY – "Strong Island" in the house!

Favorite Player and Why: #5 Leilani Mitchell because she's little, but tough, like me! Best Dance Move: I love doing windmills when break dancing!

Favorite Routine: "Dancing Machine" because of the goofy-crazy afro wigs in all different colors that we wear and I LOVE dancing to Michael and the Jackson 5!

Most Memorable Moment with the Team: Last year when we got to perform on TV on channel 11 news and the news anchor called me "Shorty in the front"!

Hero: World Wrestling Entertainment Champion John Cena is my hero because he puts the "Entertainment" in the WWE!

Favorite Concessions Item at Pru Center: Chicken Fingers - because they taste good!

Justin Beiber or Justin Timberlake? Justin Beiber – it's no contest!

So You Think You Can Dance or Dancing with the Stars? So You Think You Can Dance – because I love the hip-hop dancers!

Advice for Aspiring Lil' Torches: Keep on working hard, try your best and never give up!