Chris “Stahyl” Gatdula is a multifaceted artist, and an industry innovator. His talents and creative direction can be seen from television variety shows to the grand billboards lining the Las Vegas strip. Chris has experience behind the scenes from directing, producing, and performing around the world as a featured artist. You may not recognize him standing next to you, but once garbed in his white mask and gloves, you will know exactly who he is. Chris is one of the original members and co-owner of the iconic dance crew The Jabbawockeez America’s Best Dance Crew Season 1 champions became the first dance crew to gain worldwide recognition in the entertainment industry. Chris has had the opportunity to become a well rounded industry professional with experience in stylistic movement, music production, video production, and street wear design.
Chris embodies all street styles in his movement. His association with Culture Shock San Diego, Full Force dance crew, and ABDC Season 2 champions Super Cr3w, has made his style a well-rounded culmination of breaking, freestyle, and hip hop. Chris has taught master classes at Millennium Dance Complex LA, Debbie Reynolds Studio, Monsters of Hip Hop, and The PULSE On Tour. He is the proud co-owner of the lifestyle studio DISTRCT, a dance studio, barbershop, and tattoo parlor recently featured on ABDC season 8. With two locations in Las Vegas and one in San Francisco, DISTRCT is a landmark to create, train, vibe, and inspire artists and students of all ages.
Chris’ experience in creative direction for film, commercials, live shows, tours, and music artists is unparalleled. The knowledge and creativity he brings to the industry to create musicality and movement, come together to enhance the audience experience. He will continue to take the world by storm through entrepreneurship, trend-setting, entertaining, producing, teaching and dance.