Street & Club Dances: Styles, Culture, History Artist Faculty

Leading the Street & Club Dances program are award-winning artist faculty; check back periodically for updates.

Artist Faculty

Ephrat Asherie

June 29-July 12
Ephrat “Bounce” Asherie is a New York City-based b-girl, dancer, and choreographer and a 2016 Bessie Award Winner for Innovative Achievement in Dance. As artistic director of Ephrat Asherie Dance, her work has been presented at The Apollo Theater, Columbia College, Dixon Place, FiraTarrega, Guggenheim Works & Process, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, The Joyce Theater, La MaMa, River to River Festival, New York Live Arts, ArtPower, Summerstage, and The Yard, among others.

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Archie Burnett

June 29-July 12
Archie Burnett, Club Dancer and Ambassador of Urban dance social styles, is a well-known master of varied styles of club dancing. Going on well over 40 years now, he teaches and performs worldwide.

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Val Ho

June 30-July 3
Val "Ms. Vee" Ho was born in Vancouver, Canada and moved to New York in 2003. She has had the pleasure of working with Buddha Stretch, Rennie Harris, Luam, Maria Torres, Bradley Rapier, and Ephrat Asherie. She has appeared on various award shows, TV and film and co-choreographed and was featured in Kiesza’s viral video sensation “Hideaway.”

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Omari Wiles

July 5-7
Omari Wiles was born in Senegal West Africa, and trained and performed with his family’s dance company The Maimouna Keita School of African Dance from a young age. Raised in Brooklyn, New York, Omari is also a legendary member of the ballroom scene and founder and artistic director of Les Ballet Afrik. Omari has worked with many artists including Janet Jackson, Jidenna, Raashad Newsome and Wummi and is on faculty at Broadway Dance Center, Peridance Capezio Dance Center and EXPG.

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July 7-8
Always representing The South Bronx, TweetBoogie is devoted to the street styles of hip-hop. Her passion led her to work with top artists like Jay-Z, LL Cool J, Mary J. Blige, Shakira, Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, and the most recent, the iconic Janet Jackson in her amazing “Made For Now” video.

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July 9
From Harlem, New York, Chrybaby Cozie is one of the founding fathers of the Hip Hop freestyle genre, Lite Feet. Chrybaby has been teaching Lite Feet and Hip Hop for more than 10 years and is currently teaching at the Exile Dance Studio (EXPG), Peridance Capezio Center, and Broadway Dance Center in New York City. He created a Hip Hop dance organization, ‘The Bwreckfast Club’ E.A.T (Earning All Together), in 2005.

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