Dancer and choreographer Christopher A. Toler, best known as Lil’ C, was born in Los Angeles, California. He began his career in 2001, and later grew to prominence in krump dancing; he appeared in music videos for Jennifer Lopez, Missy Elliot, Christina Milian, Gwen Stefani and Madonna. He was one of the dancers profiled in Rize, a 2005 documentary following the rise of krumping as a dance style. From there, he started choreographing performances for the Teen Choice Awards, American Music Awards and NAACP Image Awards, as well as a routine in the television series Bones.
Lil’ C, who also appeared in the films Stomp the Yard and Be Cool, is perhaps best known as a choreographer and guest judge for the reality show So You Think You Can Dance. He joined from the second season in 2006, where he worked on routines for the contestants and gave his thoughts on the performances as well. He was also featured in the art installation Slow Dancing, which showed five seconds of his movement stretched to ten minutes and played back in several cities across the world.