L.J. Wright was born LaMont Wright Jr. and grew up in the States for most of his life, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Homewood was the area he lived in and is the place that taught him about survival. L.J. looked up to the local young adults, who taught him about business and music.
"He used to dance to the Jeopardy theme song when he was two. Every time the show came on, he'd run to the television and bust a move." -Angela (L.J.'s Mother)
Dance was always in LaMont's blood but for a long time he was too shy to express it outside of the walls of family. It wasn't until his freshman year of high school that he understood his God given talent. A win in a battle at a Homecoming Dance versus upperclassman gave Wright the title of "The Dancing Kid," and he ran with it.
"I always knew I loved dancing, there was just a point in time where it wasn't cool. Until that point, I played football, basketball, wrestling etc... but nothing compared to the feeling I felt when music came on." -L.J.
Next, L.J. joined a local dance company called Naka Entertainment, where he joined forces with peers who had the same interest. They worked hard and helped each other get better at both choreography and freestyle dance.