The 42-year-old Alfonso Ribiero is best known for being the spoiled Bel Air cousin of Will Smith’s character, Will, in “The Prince of Bel Air.” Yet Ribeiro had been a dance prodigy.
As a child, he was on Broadway as “The Tap Kid” in 1983.
In 1984, he was the kid pretending to be the Prince of pop in one of Michael Jackson’s Pepsi commercials. By 1984, he had written a book about break dancing, “Alfonso’s Breakin’s & Poppin’ Book.” That’s a man who can dance. He even did a rap record called “Timebomb.”
His first TV series was “Silver Spoons,” which he joined as a series regular for the third season, playing Alfonso Spears, the best friend of the main character.
When he was playing Carlton on “Fresh Prince of Bel Air” from 1990 to 1996, he was faking his bad dancing although he did get to let loose his mean moon walking skills on a “Soul Train” episode. Yet Ribiero has a sense of humor about his bad dance infamy.
As a boy, he had the moves and as an adult, he just needs to tune up that body and learn some ballroom.
Witney Carson was a contestant on season nine of “So You Think You Can Dance.” She joined “Dancing with the Stars” as a troupe dancer during season 17. She competed with singer Cody Simpson during season 18.