Corbin Bleu Reivers, better known as Corbin Bleu, is an actor, model, dancer, and singer. He is perhaps best known for his roles in the High School Musical film series, the Discovery Kids television series Flight 29 Down, and the Disney Channel Original Movie Jump In!. He also pursued a solo career and released his debut album Another Side on May 1, 2007. The album debuted at number thirty-six on the U.S. Billboard 200, selling 18,000 copies in its first week. Bleu released his second album, Speed of Light, on March 10, 2009 in the U.S.
Bleu was born in Brooklyn, New York City, the son of Martha and David Reivers. His mother is Italian-American and his fatherJamaican-American. He has three sisters: Jag, Phoenix, and Hunter Reivers (youngest to oldest). As a child, Bleu studied dance for several years, focusing on ballet and jazz. Bleu graduated from Los Angeles County High School for the Arts .
Bleu trained in dancing, eventually becoming one of the first students at the prestigious Debbie Allen Dance Academy; he then attended as a theater major, this time following in the footsteps of his mother, who attended New York City‘s famed High School of Performing Arts. Like his father, he appeared in television commercials, starting at the age two, for products such as Life cereal, Bounty, Hasbro, and Nabisco. It was at that time he also discovered his love for dance when he began taking jazz and ballet classes, usually being the only boy in the class. By the age of four he was a model with the Ford Modeling Agency inNew York. He appeared in print ads for stores such as Macy’s, Gap (clothing retailer), Target (magazine), and Toys R Us, and fashion spreads in Child, Parent, and American Baby magazines, as well as having his image on toys and game packaging. At age six Corbin appeared in his first professional theater production off Broadway The Town Hall, Broadway’s landmark concert venue, This three-concert series, created, written an hosted by Scott Siegel, took place over one weekend and included A Tribute to David Merrick, staring Corbin Bleu of High School Musical. This three-concert series, created written and hosted by (Scott Siegel), Corbin played an abandoned homeless mute in the play “Tiny Tim is Dead”.
Corbin Bleu is truly a face of Brooklyn.