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!