Charles "Lil Buck" Riley

2024 Grand Marshal


Charles “Lil Buck” Riley is a world-renowned and award-winning performing artist, entrepreneur, and advocate for the arts and humanities.  Lil Buck’s dance repertoire includes a multitude of styles including Memphis Jookin’, ballet, hip-hop, and modern, just to name a few.

Over the course of his career, he has performed and collaborated with some of the world’s finest artists and brands including Yo-Yo Ma, Madonna, Alicia Keys, Janelle Monáe, Lizzo, Nike, Chanel, Versace, Louis Vuitton, Apple, Jordan, Lexus, Coach, Gap, and many others.

Outside of dance, Lil Buck is a true creative and has provided a unique skill-set to top-notch projects which include being a choreographer on the Starz TV series Blindspotting, Season 1 and 2, a guest judge on: So You Think You Can Dance, and roles in both the movie Emperor and the feature film Her.  Lil Buck designed a capsule collection for Versace and provided artistic consultation to many brands over his lengthy career.  Recently, Lil Buck’s story and creative process were captured in the documentary Lil Buck: Real Swan which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and in the Netflix documentary series, MOVE.

For up to date information on Lil Buck be sure to follow him @LilBuckDaLegend on all social platforms.