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Blacka Di Danca
As an artist, actor and choreographer, Blacka Di Danca tours regularly throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, Asia, Russia, Central and South America performing. Blacka's talent has led to work with some of the top names in the music industry. He has choreographed and featured in music videos for Nicky Jam, Anuel AA, XXXTentacion, Janet Jackson, Major Lazer, Rvssian, J Balvin, Farruko, Shenseea, Tyga, Rihanna, Cardi B, El Alfa, Drake, A$AP Rocky, and Davido to name a few. He is also currently, the first and only dancehall artist to partner with Red Bull. Blacka's vision is to continuously spread the art and culture of dancehall to global measures through love and dedication.
Wendell Bullen aka ‘King Kayak’ was born and raised in Carriacou, Grenada W.I, and is currently living in Brooklyn, New York. Since childhood, King Kayak was always known for dancing, becoming more serious about the craft in the 6th grade after watching the dance film "You Got Served". Through his time as an all-around dancer, he has toured and choreographed for individuals such as Kranium, Rotimi, Farruko, J Balvin and more. King Kayak constantly reminds himself that without dancing, he would not be the person that he is today – and to never limit himself through dance.
Coryn Jimenez is a versatile dancer and choreographer from New York City. Coryn's love of dance started at the age of 10. Coryn has trained in different styles such as Tap, Hip Hop, Contemporary & Vogue, picking up other styles like AfroDance & Dancehall along the way. Coryn has worked with well-known artists such as Chris Brown, J Balvin, Major Lazer & Dua Lipa to name a few. Over time, she developed her own love for dancing in heels as a form of self-expression, which has turned into a global movement of her own called ‘DareKinky’.
PyroTech Prince AC
He was born in Bronx, New York but raised in Black River, St. Elizabeth, Jamaica. Prince AC started dancing from a young age and began dancing professionally in 2015. After one of Dancehall’s well-known dancers, Bogle passed away, Prince AC was inspired to contribute to the impact Bogle had in the community by creating an influential impact of his own. Prince AC is one of three (3) members of the popular Dancehall dance group, ‘PyroTechs’. When asked what dancing means to him, he expresses – “Dancing is the air I breathe, and the very thing that saved my life”.
Korie Genius was born in Kingston, Jamaica and grew up in Brooklyn, New York. He has studied various styles of Hip Hop, and specializes in Dancehall as well as styles like Flexing, Krumping and Popping. Korie has been dancing professionally from the age of 15. He is a growing artist that always strives for the best. His goal is to pass on his passion and unique style as well as making an impact with his dancing and choreographies.
The Cookiie Monster
Sarah Crosse aka ‘Cookiie MONSTER’, was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. During her early years, she often traveled to Portland, Jamaica visiting family, however she currently resides in Queens, New York. She started dancing at the age of 4, which led to the beginning of her dance journey in 2000. Cookiie started dancing and teaching professionally in 2014; she is currently still instructing weekly workshops in New York City and through Europe. With training in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern & Hip Hop, Cookiie felt the urge to seek the dance technique of her culture – Dancehall. Both her parents and grandparents were born and raised in Jamaica, making Dancehall culture an embedded part of her, something that she couldn't get away from. “DANCE was made for me, it is my outlet, my place to get away, to escape, it is my soul, it is way more than words can explain.”
Odane Stewart aka ‘Koolaz BG’ is a professional Dancehall instructor, born and raised in St. Andrew, Jamaica – currently residing in Queens, New York. His journey as a dancer started at the age of 10, continuing through Primary and High school. Koolaz took dancing professionally after finishing High school in 2011, and in the same year, formed the well-known dance group ‘BG Dancerz’ with his schoolmates. In 2015, his international journey started as a cultural ambassador where he traveled to South America, Central America, North America and Canada teaching dancehall workshops. Raised in a community where violence had a big impact on his everyday environment, dancing was the key to keeping him smiling and continuing to have a positive mind has changed him as a person and his overall life.
Tara Renee was born in New York City and grew up in South Carolina but always represents her country of heritage, Dominica. Since childhood, she always had a deep love for dance, starting off in Hip Hop and Soca. Around 16 years old, she was introduced to Dancehall and immediately fell in love with the culture as she still continues to train in the dance style. Tara Renee teaches Dancehall and Soca workshops in New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Georgia, Boston, Canada, and through Europe, empowering women interested in Caribbean dance. Tara Renee also travels to colleges and universities as a dance instructor. Constantly growing, collaborating and learning, Tara Renee is a Queen of dance, with a strong and recognizable presence in the dance space.”
Overload Skankaz Mickii
Born in Jamaica, Mickell, also known as ‘Overload Skankaz Mickii’, is an official member of the ‘Overload Skankaz’ team – categorized to be one of Jamaica’s leading dance crews. Recently moving to the United States, Mickii is an ardent Dancehall dancer who indulges in other dance styles such as Afrobeats and Hip Hop. His dance style is known to be unique, consisting of passionate flow and musicality. Over the years, the ‘Overload Skankaz’ have created many popular dance moves such as “Cho Blow Wow” (seen in Neyo’s “Push Back” music video”, “Congrats” (the official dance move for Koffee’s “Toast”), “Celebrate” and more. A talented dancer, choreographer, and director of his own short film “Drug Lawd”, Mickii is an unstoppable force. Mickii teaches Dancehall workshops regularly in New York.
Samuel Kyei aka “HooliBoy” is a Ghanaian dancer, choreographer, and artist born and raised in the Bronx, New York of West African descent; later moving to Yonkers. Since the age of 4, Hooli has been driven to dance and perform through the major influence of watching the ‘King of Pop’ Michael Jackson, embedding a fire in him that steered him towards the path he’s arrived at today. On this path, Hooliboy has worked with some of the world’s top artists including Mr. Eazi, Wizkid, Davido, Chris Brown, Teyana Taylor and many more. Hooli has performed on major music festivals such as Coachella, Red Bull Music Festival, One Africa Music Festival, and World Pride 2019; he’s also worked with Tidal and has performed at the Barclays Center. Hooli has made featured appearances on NBC, BET and has partnered with clothing brand Black Pyramid. With a hit single surpassing over 250,000 global streams within a few months of release, dance has not only opened the door for Hooli, it has opened the world to him.
Steven Edwards, also known as ‘Too Hype’ was born in Harlem, New York. Too Hype began his dance career in 2005, learning ‘Back to Basic’ and ‘Mid Skool’ Dancehall moves through YouTube and by attending different Caribbean events around New York City. Jamaican by heritage, Dancehall culture means everything to him as he leads Dancehall workshops weekly in NYC. Too Hype is a founding member of the ‘HighQ’ dance crew, originally known as “IQ Squad”, founded in 2007. From childhood to now, Too Hype has been listening to Dancehall music as long as he can remember; watching family members create routines and dancing. This early influence of dance and music in his life is what motivated him to be the powerhouse creative he is today. Since the beginning of his career, until now, his love for his culture has never changed.