SoReal Cru

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SoReal Cru
Origin Houston, Texas, USA
Genres Hip-hop dance
Years active 2008–2010 (as SoReal Cru) 2010-Present as either SoReal Pac or ArchiTeks
Associated acts Mos Wanted Crew
Past members Andrew "Goodfoot" Baterina
Ailyn Isidro
Brian "Buyoiyoi" Fucanan
Mark "Monkiee Boi" Fucanan
Jackie "JackStar" Lautchang
Pat Lam
Brian "Burna" Puspos
Emanuel "Eman" Villanueva

SoReal Cru is a hip-hop dance crew from Houston, Texas who gained fame as the runner-up on the second season of America's Best Dance Crew (ABDC). Before ABDC, they won first place at the World of Dance competition in Pomona in 2008.[1] After the second season of America's Best Dance Crew was over, they returned to MTV for a two-part ABDC special, Battle of the VMA's. In the spin-off, popular crews from seasons one and two competed for an opportunity to win $25,000 for charity and to present the 2008 VMA for Best Dancing in a Video.[2] Alumni crews BreakSk8, Fanny Pak, Kaba Modern, Status Quo, and SoReal Cru participated in the event.[3] SoReal Cru danced to Forever by Chris Brown and made the cut in the preliminary rounds while BreakSk8 and Status Quo were eliminated. After the public voted, SoReal Cru lost to Fanny Pak and Kaba Modern for having the least amount of votes. After a dance off at the VMA Preshow,[2][4] the public voted again, and it was announced during the VMA's that Fanny Pak won.

Andrew Baterina also choreographs for famous Korean-American singer Jay Park. SoReal Cru performed with Jay Park to his song "Abandoned" at The Korean Music Festival. They have a hip-hop dance studio, SoReal Studios, in Houston, Texas. Crew member Brian Puspos competed once again on the seventh season of America's Best Dance Crew as a member of Mos Wanted Crew.

Present Day (2010-present)[edit]

During an interview with crew member Brian Puspos, it was stated that the crew never broke up but "retired".[5] The crew members split into different subdivisions such as: SoReal Pac and ArchiTeks. For instance, Andrew Baterina and Jackie Lautchang are lead choreographers for SoReal Pac while Brian Puspos, Mark Fucanan, Brian Fucanan, Pat Lam and Ailyn Isidro are current members of the ArchiTeks.[6] Brian Puspos also became a member of Mos Wanted Crew to represent ArchiTeks[7]


  1. ^ "Instructors: Andrew Baterina". Retrieved 2010-07-01. 
  2. ^ a b "Kaba Modern vs Fanny Pak at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMA)". September 8, 2008. Retrieved 2009-09-10. 
  3. ^ "Exclusive: America's Best Dance Crew - Battle for the VMAs". Kasama Media. October 31, 2008. Retrieved 2009-09-09. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Fanny Pak represents!". September 9, 2008. Retrieved 2009-09-09. 
  5. ^ U4riaDance (2010-12-02), Brian Puspos Interview @ U4RIA, retrieved 2016-02-06 
  6. ^ TheArchiTEKS (2010-06-26), The ArchiTEKS Presents: The Beginning, retrieved 2016-02-06 
  7. ^ World of Dance (2011-02-07), Mos Wanted Crew, retrieved 2016-02-06 

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