Jose “Hollywood” Ramos was born in Puerto Rico and raised in uptown NYC. Hollywood has been dancing since the age of five. After years of training in dance his passion for it grew to teaching and choreography and he began subbing at Broadway Dance Center in 2006. Hollywood has taught at well renowned dance studios and continues to travel teaching his style of hip-hop all across the globe. His professional career was taken to the next level when he became the Lead Choreographer for rising hip-hop star Lil Mama. He then went on to work for various platinum recording artists such as Chris Brown, Ciara, Rihanna and most recently Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj.

Little did he know back then the blessings were just beginning to pour in. Following his stint on tour, he worked with Ciara on 2012’s “Got Me Good.” In 2013, when Beyoncé dropped her self-titled surprise visual album, Ramos was able to hear it before it hit the U.S. because he was overseas. When he touched down in L.A., he began teaching to “Partition” and “Yonce,” two songs he predicted were going to be hits.

During his class, a dance crew called 8 Flavahz from MTV’S America’s Best Dance Crew made a video of the choreography. The video went viral and got major media attention. Beyoncé even posted it on her Instagram. But Ramos wasn’t getting any credit for the dance. Still, he felt something bigger was going to happen.

Eventually, Bey’s creative director at the time, Frank Gatson, called saying he was interested in working with Ramos. The same day of the meeting with the singer’s creative team, he had a flight to Japan, and by the next day, he sent them a choreographed number he’d created the night prior. A month later, he got a call back and booked the job to choreograph for Beyoncé. His routines would find homes in the Mrs. Carter tour, The 2014 MTV VMAs and, today, on The Formation Tour.