We actually choreographed with Bruno Mars and filmed all in one day. – Justin “Jet Li” Valles

JULY 23, 2011 – Bruno Mars’ “The Lazy Song,” choreographed by Bruno Mars and Poreotics, winners of America’s Best Dance Crew Season 5, are nominated for “Best Choreography” for the annual 28th MTV Video Music Awards. Poreotics are featured in the music video alongside Bruno Mars wearing their trademark shades, donned in monkey masks and flannels.

Poreotics members consist of Chad Mayate, Matt “Dumbo” Nguyen, Justin “Jet Li” Valles, Charles Nguyen, Lawrence Devera, and Can Nguyen. Dumbo, Can, and Charles, who are of Vietnamese descent, are from Orange County.Chad, Jet Li, and Lawrence, who are Filipino, reside in Los Angeles County. Bruno Mars is also of Filipino and Puerto Rican descent and was raised in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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“We actually choreographed with Bruno Mars and filmed all in one day,” recalls Justin “Jet Li” Valles, one of the six members of Poreotics. “It was an honor to be able to work with Bruno Mars, and even more of an honor to be nominated, especially since we are all Asian Americans. We’re all thankful that the whole world enjoyed it as well.”

MTV announced the nominees for “Best Choreography” on the evening of Wednesday, July 20, 2011. The nominees include Beyonce “Run the World (Girls)” choreographed by Frank Gatson, Britney Spears “Till the World Ends” choreographed by Brian Freedman, Lady Gaga “Judas” with choreography by Laurieann Gibson, and LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett and Goon “Party Rock Anthem” with choreography by Hokuto Konishi.

The 2011 MTV Video Music Awards will air live on Sunday, August 28 at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) from Los Angeles, California at the Nokia Theatre. For more information about the nominees for “Best Choreography,” visit http://www.mtv.com/ontv/vma/2011/best-choreography/.

Check out the official music video:

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About Poreotics:
Poreotics, winners of America’s Best Dance Crew Season 5, consists of members Chad, Can, Dumbo, Law, Jet Li, and Charles. In addition to their theatrical and entertaining performances, their signature moves and style has allowed them to achieve local and worldwide fame. Poreotics has worked with the likes of Justin Bieber ft. Usher in the music video “Somebody to Love Remix” and Bruno Mars’ “Lazy Song.” Additionally, they have been featured on YouTube sensation Ryan Higa’s “Best Crew vs. Poreotics” and more recently on Disney’s “Shake it Up.” Internationally, they have continued to work with Justin Bieber, opening for his “My World Tour” in Manila, Philippines and also with Ganesh Hegde, a Bollywood choreographer and international celebrity from India, for his new music video “Let’s Party.” For further information, please visit http://poreotics.com/.

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