Dance pioneer and choreographer Aldolfo Quinones died December 30, 2020 at the age of 65. An official cause of death or location was not given, but he remarked on a lingering cold on his Twitter account just one day before his death. He shared on his Facebook page that he had tested negative for the Covid-19 virus.
He also went by the name of Shabba-Doo.
Quinones and Toni Basil were a part of the 70’s dance group The Lockers and was a member of the the “Soul Train” gang.
He is best known for his appearance in the films “Breakin’” and “Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo”.
As a choreographer, he has worked with numerous artists including Lionel Richie, Luther Vandross, and Madonna.
Quinones was presented with a Distinguished Choreography Award from the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle.
Aldolfo Quinones was born on May 11, 1955 in Chicago, Illinois. This is where he got his start… dancing at parties for his mom.
Married and divorced twice; no list of survivors was given. Reportedly he had two children.
He also appeared in the TV movie “Option Zero”, the short “The Hotel”, “Rave, Dancing to a Different Beat”, “The Sitter”, “Deadly Dancer”, “Lambada”, “Married…with Children”, “Tango & Cash”, “Kids Incorporated”, “Miami Vice”, Chaka Khan’s “I Feel for You”, “Xanadu”, “Jukebox”, and “What’s Happening!” As himself, Shabba-Doo appeared in documentaries, talk shows, videos, and music shows.
feature photo credit: Alfondo Quinones’ Facebook page