What do you want people to get from your class?
I mainly want them to know what HIP HOP is.
HIP – Knowledge
HOP – Movement.
HIP HOP – Intelligent movement
With this in mind, I want people who take my class to be free and recognize their character and personality through their dance. I want them to appropriate this style and project their own story through it. I want them to know that this culture is more than fame, talent and ability. It is about how you think and the value you have as a person, no matter the race, ethnicity, age or social class. I want them to learn more about the movement, history, fundamentals, values and principles that govern Hip-hop. I want them to have a space where they can be themselves, where they feel safe and comfortable, where they can enjoy growing and advancing in their dance and knowledge.
What motivates you to dance?
I keep dancing because in dance I found a shelter and a life project. A large part of my motivation is to be able to share my knowledge with other people and see how they grow and develop their full potential. I am also constantly learning from my students who very often contribute to my development as a dancer, as a teacher and as a person.
What are some highlights of your career as a dancer/choreographer?
I started dancing in 2012 in a dance company named SoulBeat which was directed by José Luis Cuesta (Qfaces). There, I learned the different styles of Street Dance, House, Popping, Krump, Hiphop, Breaking, Raga-Dancehall, Locking and whacking
I have competed nationally and internationally in different championships: Dunkan Dance Festival, Hip-hop International, Pereira Hip-hop, Manizales Dance Camp among others. I have participated in the Amateur, Professional and MegaCrew categories occupying the first positions.
I love continuous learning, so I have traveled to different places to take workshops with different teachers of different styles:
LOCKING – Lucy Cobaleda (Colombia), Tiffany Jimini Bong – Flockey Oscor
HOUSE – Jose QFaces (Colombia) – Miss Funk – Versastyle (L.A) and Kapela. (Pure Street Peru)
CHICAGO FOOTWORK – king Charles (Pura Pru Street)
POPPING – Breeze-Lee. (USA) – Guelmy Bombache FC Crew. (Venezuela) – Bogaloo sam. (Pura Calle Peru) – Popping C. (Pura Calle Peru) – Jaja Vaňková (Czech Republic) – Soo EXPG (N.Y) HIP-HOP – Buddha Stretch and Henry Link, Elite force crew. (US) Luigi funkdation. (Mexico) KRUMP – Pharside Academy of Villains. (THE)
JUDGING WORKSHOP – Bboy- All style Giova Breakill and Laura Avila (Colombia)