Santa (赞多/宇野賛多) is a Japanese dancer, singer and idol. He was born on March 11, 1991 in Nagoya, Japan. He became internationally well-known after his participation in CHUANG 2021, a C-pop survival show. Prior to that, he was active as a member of the Chinese-Japanese pop boy group, WARPs UP.
Profile and Biography
Stage Name: Santa
Birth Name: Uno Santa (宇野賛多, うの さんた)
Chinese Name: 赞多
Date of Birth: March 11, 1998
Place of Birth: Nagoya, Japan
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Blood Type: A
Agency: Avex Holdings
Education: Kogakkan University
Occupation: Dancer, Idol, Choreographer
Associated Acts: WARPs UP, Alaventa
Official Social Media Accounts
Youtube: SANTA DANCE
Facts and Trivia
- He is well-known as a professional dancer
- He picked up dancing at the of three
- Parents run a dance studio called “Dance Studio House” in Japan, and are relatively well-to-do
- Has one elder sister and younger sister as siblings.
- Born in a family of dancers, as both his sisters are dance teachers in their studio at home
- He is the cousin of the famous Japanese actor Shun Oguri
- He created the dance group “Alaventa” so that he could have a dance crew to dance with
- He was captain of a dance group called “Alaventa”
- He majored in Physical Education in college
- He served as a back-up dancer for K-pop star Taemin during his first tour in Japan
- He also starred as a back-up dancer in Taemin’s MV, “Famous”
- Choreographed the K-pop song “Take Me back”
- At 14, he won the street dance competition “Dance @ Kids Season 7 Japan Finals”
- He broke records to become the first male Japanese champion for the competition
- At 15, he broke records again to become the youngest champion of “Street Dance Kemp Europe”, becoming a 3 time world championships winner.
- At 17, Santa won the “Street Dance Kemp Europe” in the Czech Republic, and “Street Dance Kemp Asia”
- He began to visit China more frequently to participate in dance shows and give talks on Street Dancing.
- He served as a referee for dance competitions across China.
- Since he was well-known for his street dancing skills, he became a street dance teacher in Hong Kong and China.
- He moved from his hometown Nagoya to Tokyo in 2018 after his dancing career took off.
- Santa joined WARP UP in 2019
- Along fellow WARPs UP member Rikimaru, they joined CHUANG 2021 together
- Fans admire and love the friendship or ‘bromance’ between Santa and Rikimaru on Chuang 2021
Achievements and Accolades
Santa’s Hottest Stage
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