Born in Englewood, California and raised in Indianapolis, IN, Marquese Scott originally wanted to become an architect. Engrossed in a love of art and music, Marquese studied dance artists such as street performer Flat Top and Turbo, a.k.a. Boogaloo Shrimp, famous for the movie “Breakin.” He learned from west coast popping crews, and especially the dance crew U-min, from Japan. His musical influences came from groups such as Zapp & Roger, Kraftwerk, and Afrika Bambaataa. He started dancing at the age of 12 at an area skating rink in Indianapolis.
In 1999, Marquese enlisted in the United States Navy and spent four years as a navigator on the USS Constellation, touring Hawaii, Mexico, Singapore, Australia, and the Gulf Region. During his service years, he realized that his love of dance filled every other thought and he decided to pursue a professional career in 2003 when his enlistment was over. Since then, he has continued perfecting his art by imitating the flow of nature and matter (i.e. how water flows, snow falls, and wind blows) to music. Marquese, a.k.a “Nonstop,” has become a member of Siberian Nights, Electric Ground Control, Collizion, and G-Style South before becoming a founding member of RemoteKontrol.
Outside of RemoteKontrol, Nonstop co-founded “Shut Up And Dance,” one of the hottest dance events in ATL that has dancers test their skills and musicality as they battle to music of the given genre (dubstep, g-funk, hip-hop, etc.). A YouTube star, he has uploaded videos that grabbed over a million views, one of which reached a million views in just 3 days! Within two weeks of its public access on YouTube, the video “PUMPED UP KICKS|DUBSTEP” has been featured on the front page news on MSN.com, The Huffington Post, CBS News, and Yahoo! News, on Gather.com, on PerezHilton.com, and on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, on which, like Chibi, Nonstop made his appearance!