He walked his first ball in New York in 1999, with the House of Revlon (vogue dance collectives are called houses, hence Clanton's performance name, Marquis Revlon). After studying the movements integral to vogue—hand performance, cat walks, duck walks, spins, dips—he added his own twists to the movements. "I brought hip-hop to [vogue], I brought step to it, because that's from the marching band," he says. "I put a little bit of mod into it—all the stuff that I had learned growing up. I try to incorporate all of that into my vogue but still keep it original."