Russell Horning

Russell Horning is a social media personality best known as the Backpack Kid. He gained his popularity from his dance moves that got him into a Katy Perry live performance.


Birthday: December 19, 2001

Nationality: American

Famous: Contemporary Dancers American Men

Born Country: United States

Born In: Lawrenceville, Georgia

Famous As: Dancer

Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

Social media: Instagram; Tik Tok; Twitter

Russell Horning is an American dancer and social media personality. People love him for his funny videos, where he dances while having a backpack on him.

Russell became incredibly popular on Instagram, and he has become one of the most known personalities in Atlanta.

He was an average high schooler until Rihanna reposted one of his videos on Instagram and gained fame overnight. Now he has over 2 million followers on Instagram.

Russell created the #IGotSkillsChallange, and he is a strong advocate against racism.

The Backpack Kid has also appeared on numerous music videos such as the duo Ayo and Teo and Blac Youngsta. Following his growth, he scored commercials for many big brands, shot a promo tape for the Georgia Swarm Lacrosse team, and attended one of the team’s games in 2017.

He is currently working on his merchandise, such as backpacks, shirts, hoodies, and other items.

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