Without Vartan Bassil, born in Lebanon with Armenian roots, Germany's b-boy history would be short of an important chapter. In 1993 the self-taught b-boy founded the Flying Steps together with Amigo. Due to his good 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 Flying Bach and Flying Illusion. Moreover, he is CEO of Flying Steps Entertainment with its own dance academy in Berlin-Kreuzberg.