As a kid growing up in Fresno, California, a young Popin Pete started down his road as a dancer by watching other dancers in Fresno and Soul Train.
In 1976 Sam created the popping & boogaloo styles. He developed a set of basic movements and founded The Electronic Boogaloo Lookers, his first group out of Fresno, California.
Popin Pete being inspired by his brother “Boogaloo” Sam Solomon, would always watch Sam dance and learn from him. Later after moving to Long Beach California and joining the group Electric Boogaloos in 1978, Pete started to learn the popping style from his older brother Boogaloo Sam. "I had to learn how to pop first because boogaloo was too difficult for me", confesses Pete. Pete and the other members of The Electric Boogaloos appeared on many popular television shows including: The Midnight Special, Kicks and Soul Train just to name a few.
Pete is no stranger to the stage and is far from being a stranger when it comes to inspiration. Pete writes & choreographs shows as well and loves to educate and entertain the onlooker. Whether it be on stage during a performance or being “schooled” by him in a battle, there is one thing you can count on and that’s Pete entertaining while he educates you, because like Krs-One, Popin’ Pete has a PHD in “Edutainment.”
Currently Popin' Pete is blazing stages on a domestic and international level. Working alongside some of this generation's brightest and most talented music artists. Artists such as: Justin Timberlake, Gwen Stefani, Mya, The Black Eyed Peas and Janet Jackson just to name a few.