The Music Center Presents Dance Crew L.A.: Celebration 2020 now available to watch on YouTube.
Middle school students from throughout Los Angeles County join together to celebrate the culmination of a year-long journey about the power of Hip-Hop’s rich culture to provide an outlet for self-expression, create a sense of belonging, build community and foster healing. Join us in celebrating the achievements, skills and moves of the Dance Crew LA community!
About Dance Crew L.A. Teaching Artists
Elizabeth “EastLos” Rodriguez is a native Angelina who has worked with inner-city youth since she was 12 years old earning the 2012 Kohl’s Regional Volunteer of the Year Award. Elizabeth subsequently graduated from UCLA with a double major in Dance & Spanish. Her main styles include Breakin, HipHop, House and experience in other styles under the HipHop umbrella as well as experience in various Latin style dance forms. Elizabeth truly believes that everybody can dance and continues to give back to her community, hoping to continue to inspire inner-city youth through HipHop.
Danté Rose is a Los Angeles based dance artist with an extensive performance and teaching experience. Well studied in many street dance styles he specializes in breaking, house and shifting. An avid lover of diversity, he reflects his blended heritage by advocating for cross-cultural communication within his artform and in his classrooms. Danté is a member of the Avante Garde Circle of Fire crew and Invisible Colors.
Tiffany “Jimini” Bong is a world-class Hip Hop dancer and educator with a strong repertoire of original Hip Hop/Street dance forms. She is a two-time world Locking champion for Hip Hop International, a North American Locking Champion and representative at the renowned R-16 World Battle in Seoul, Korea. She is a founding member of the female dance crew, The Syrenz - who have performed with Usher and Rihanna, and a member of World Dance Crew - founded by Janet Jackson’s iconic choreographer, Anthony “Bam Bam” Thomas. She continues to contribute to the global Hip Hop dance community by performing, judging, and teaching around the world. In August 2016, Tiffany joined the faculty team at the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance as a Lecturer in Hip Hop dance.