RAPHY FLORES "ERRE EFFE" THE MULTI-TALENT FROM PUERTO RICO
Rafael Flores Ramirez, better known as Mr. Raphy Flores ‘”ErreEffe“, was born on 18. October in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico.At the age of 9 years he started his first artistic activities as a dancer at variousevents, supported and promoted by his parents.He improved continuously his artistic talent motivated by the enthusiastic applauseof the audience.He loved to perform and to impress people with his dance and rhythms.Raphy was impressed and inspired by Michael Jackson and became a very goodimitator. Soon several TV channels became aware of him and offered him variousroles as an actor.He was acting in childrens musicals such as "Peter Pan", "Rockolandia 3" and"The Magic Turroncito". He received rave reviews from leading Artists Agenciesand theater critics.He was an artistic prodigy of his time through various roles in TV dramas andseries, including one of the most well-known "Que Angelitos".During High School he made a name for himself by imitating famous artists ofdance and music, for example, in the famous talent show "Juventud Vibra."But that was not enough. Inspired by his previous successes, he set himself newtargets. He started to create his own choreography which differed from all knownchoreographies in Puerto Rico.
Finally, Hector Macano noticed him and convinced him to cooperate with the "Show Go Dancers", laterknown as "S.D.P.UNIT" (Show Dancing Power Unit), consisting of 7 members, whoare successful as directors, producers, actors , dancers and choreographers today.He worked in productions with DJ Eric, Sammy Fisher and Baron Lopez, who gavethe project a special touch by using elements of Rap. Although the project could notachieve international fame, the band was very successful on their home groundlovingly called “Sugar” (“El Bosque Magico de Rap”).They performed alongside the biggest names in the industry, such as Vico C, Eddieand Liza M. D."Next Level Dance Studios“ in Puerto Rico is THE AGENCY in the region for anyone who would like to establishhimself on the international market in music, dance and choreography.The company employs and promotes artists from all kinds of the performing arts andis very much engaged in the “NEW SCHOOL HIP HOP” and “REGGEATON”. Manyformer students who have studied there are now internationally successful, forexample Manny Manuel, Olga Tañon, Grupomanía, Yuri, Giselle, Melina Leon, LuisFonsi, Yaviah, Divino, Daddy Yankee, Christian Castro, Angel y Khris, Vico C., DonOmar.Raphy worked as a dancer with artists such as Manny Manuel, Olga Tanon,Grupomania, Yuri, Giselle, Melina Leon, Luis Fonsi, Yaviah, Divine, Daddy Yankee,Christian Castro, Angel y Khris, Vico C, Don Omar.
COOPERATION-TALENT AND MORERaphy choreographed and danced in projects by renowned artists and companiesand became part of the international Latin Artists Elite.Here are just few examples:Budwiser El Virazon 3- Gloria Trevi: Pelo Suelto 1994- Directed for video clip "Gata Celosa" - Hector y Tito- Jive 5, Divine, Cheka, magnate y valentino, Michal Stuart- Johnny Perez video for "Pum Pum"- Angel y Khris: Latin Billboard Awards for the 2005/2006- Vico C: Latin Grammy Award Ceremony 2005- Yaviah, Glerisbeth: Sensual Video- Various projects by Daddy Yankee (Video "Gasolina", "Los homerones" award "LNuestro" In 2005, Billboard, 2005)- Assistant Choreographer and dancer for Ricky Martin productions- He was involved in other video and live productions of well-known artists, forexample Ninel Conde, Kumbia Kings, Rakim y Ken Y, India & Cheka - and- In production (choreography) by Don Omars "Bithchyfucker"- Pepsi Commercial 2010 (Reggeaton)In 2006 he debuted as an artist in the band "ERRE 787" which resolved and laterhe created a new band under the name of "Erre XI", sponsored by Noriega.