Vartan Bassil, who was born in Lebanon, is one of the most influential figures in Germany's breakdance history. Together with Amigo the self-taught b-boy founded the Flying Steps in 1993. Due to his eye for extraordinary productions and choreographies the Flying Steps won, among others, the Red Bull Beat Battle in 2005 and 2007, as well as the Battle Of The Year in 1994 and 2000. Today Vartan is the Flying Steps' artistic director and develops shows such as Red Bull Flying Bach and Red Bull Flying Illusion. Moreover, he is CEO of Flying Steps Entertainment with its own dance academy in Berlin Kreuzberg.