Franklin Yu started dancing through Diamond Bar High School's Freestylerz Club and All-Male Dance Team. During high school, he was recruited onto Miniotics, where he trained his Popping technique with the Poreotics. Franklin later joined GRaVy Babies, which taught him to dance with more body awareness and power.
In 2013, Franklin started school at UCLA to study Materials Engineering. There, he danced with and choreographed for ACA Hip Hop. His pieces pull heavily from his Popping foundation and freestyle – which gave his choreography the unique look and character they're widely recognized for.