Janell “Nelly” Garvey, was born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica, then migrated to Brooklyn, New York where she began to pursue dance. As the years went by, she trained and studied in Dancehall as it is originally a part of her culture. Nelly teaches dancehall classes in NYC and has worked with many artists throughout her career. As a choreographer, she works on stage shows, music videos, as well as back-up dancing for artists.
Credits: Elephant Man, QQ, Richie Stephens, Kreesha T, Agent Sasco, K Coneil and more.
Durell “Devious” Grant, was born in Charleston South Carolina, and raised in Brooklyn, New York since the age of one. He’s studied dance throughout his life, and has attended dance schools such as the Broadway Dance Center to diversify his skills. Devious has danced for the Universoul Circus, New York’s NYE ball drop ceremony in Times Square, and has also performed on the television show “Flex-N-Brooklyn”. His inspirations are Michael Jackson, Bobby Brown, Elephant Man, Beenie Man, and Bruck Up. As a dancer, Devious involves dancehall, breaking, tutting, gliding and hat tricks, with modern and contemporary dance to his “Flex” dance style.
Credits: Tinie Tempah, Beenie Man, Elephant Man, Barbie, Gyptian, Ricky Blaze, Wayne Wonder, and Konshens.
Aliyah Ali, born and raised in New Jersey, has been studying dance for more than half of her life. A very well-rounded dancer, she attended the Alvin Ailey Dance School for 8 years, practicing ballet, tap, west African, jazz and Lester Horton technique. In 2014, she fell in love with dancehall, and since then, she’s used the knowledge and technique from her previous dance experience, solely to fuel her dancehall career.
In early 2016, Aliyah started teaching dancehall workshops in New York City. Since then, she’s already traveled and taught workshops through Germany, Italy and Belgium. Aliyah’s smooth and sensual style of dance and choreography has gained her a quickly growing fan base worldwide. She constantly researches into the origin of female dancehall styles and trends and she dreams to reshape and change the perspective on how women are viewed in the entertainment industry. Sensuality and self-worth are her values and she intends on using dancehall as the catalyst to empower women worldwide.
Credits: Denitia and Sene, Spice, Teetimus, We Chief, Vybz Kartel, Bruck Up and the Brooklyn Museum.
Professional dancer, choreographer and actor, Wendell Bullen, was born and raised in Carriacou, Grenada. Wendell started training in dance as soon as he moved to New York City. He’s studied hip hop, breaking, popping, locking, waving, ballet, modern, contemporary, jazz, street jazz, salsa, African and dancehall in facilities such as Steps on Broadway, The Door with Anthony Rodriguez, and attended the Broadway Dance Center through a scholarship program. Wendell has also received ballet training from Obediah Wright through his dance intensive. He’s danced for NBC’s “Red Nose Day Danceathon” hosted by Nick Cannon. He’s also appeared on an episode for the TV show “Impractical Jokers”. Wendell was part of 2 off-Broadway plays, “In The Heights” and NYMF’s “Zombie Strippers”. His biggest personal accomplishment is performing for Prince William and Duchess Kate Middleton of England.
Credits: Popcaan & Vincz Lee, Joey Bada$$, UNICEF, Dr.Oz, Danny Glover, America’s Got Talent, Statik Selecta, Gia, Bruck Up, Dylan Dilinjah, and Daddy Yankee.
Sir Ledgen is a Jamaican-born, animated firestorm of organic movement coupled with pure passion for craft. He’s been dancing since his “diaper days” as a toddler in his living room. He then migrated to New York, where he began dancing professionally shortly after. Sir Ledgen has trained in styles such as hip-hop, house, popping, waving, and isolations, to name a few, while keeping a strong core in his native style of dance, dancehall. Since then, he ventured into theater, working with Young Jean Lee’s “The Shipment”, on stage at the international Reggae & World Music Awards (IRAWMA), and even in John M. Chu’s “Step Up 3D” movie. His Jamaican roots, and hybrid style of dance, allowed him to travel across the US, Canada, and internationally to Europe, where he received a standing ovation for his performance at the Justé Debut (JDH) event in Paris, France. During his travels, he teaches workshops, performs, and holds seminars about the history of dancehall culture. He’s taught at the Justé Debut School in Paris, and at Broadway Dance Center in NYC. Sir Legen is featured in Kiesza’s “No Enemiesz” music video as a dancer & specialty choreographer, and played a role in her “Sound of A Woman” album trailer, as an actor. His choreography and dancing skills have been featured in many different art forms, including Busta Rhymes’ “Twerk It” remix music video ft Nicki Minaj & Pharrell and Rihanna’s “Work” music video ft. Drake. He’s performed for Central Park’s “Summer Stage” and Cablevision’s “FUSE TV” for the Hustle After-Party show plus and many more. Sir Ledgen is also a member of Ragga Jam USA. Always a student of the arts, he continues to share his cultural experiences around the world.
Credits: Diplo, Skrillex, Rihanna, Kiesza, Reebok, Busta Rhymes and more.
Alrick “Slip” White is one of the few and leading choreographers in the South Florida dancehall circuit. Alrick tours regularly as a choreographer, teaching dancehall workshops throughout the United States. “S.L.I.P” is an acronym for “spread love and inspire passion”. His vision is metaphorical, and he aims to always inspire. Slip dedicates his art to his love of dancehall culture and is focused on spreading this genre of dance to global measures passionately.
Credits: Karian Sang, Chi Ching Ching, Tosh Alexander, Mr. Vegas, Miguelito, Sai Fire, and Sean Paul.
Dancer, choreographer, and entertainer , Andre “Niinja White” Scarlett was born in Spanish Town, St. Catherine, Jamaica. He started dancing at the tender age of 9, and has been making his presence felt in the entertainment industry with his jaw-dropping and thrill-packed creativity for years. An original member of the “White Out” dance crew, Niinja has been featured in many DVDs and has won awards such as; “South Florida Best Male Dancer” and the “DanceJA International Best Male Dancehall Dancer”.
Credits: Barrington Levy, Mr. Vegas, RDX, Popcaan, Sincere, Ding Dong, Chi Ching Ching, and Black Rhyno.
Tango Leadaz, originally from Florida, has quickly made a name for himself as one of the top dancehall choreographers in Los Angeles. With over ten years of experience, he uses his vast dancehall vocabulary and knowledge to spread joy while helping to bring awareness of the culture in the west coast. Prior to moving to Los Angeles, Tango Leadaz danced for years in the underground dancehall scene in South Florida. He recently relocated to California for the sole purpose of spreading dancehall culture, in its authenticity, through the music and entertainment industry. His dance step, “Good Chemistry” has been adopted by dancers in multiple countries across the world; as far east as Australia and Japan. Often described as highly “animated” and “full of life”, Tango Leadaz is quickly gaining notoriety for his high-energy classes and flavorful choreography.
Credits: Pharrell, Alicia Keys, Gwen Stefani, Wizkid, and Walshy Fire.
Lorenzo “Zagga Zo” Hanna is now internationally known, but was first introduced to dance at a young age at social gatherings with his family. While growing up in South Florida, Lorenzo embraced his Caribbean roots while performing and competing inside of dancehall clubs and parties for many years.
After winning several dancehall competitions and dancing next to some of the best dancehall dancers from Jamaica and South Florida, Lorenzo decided to take his love for dance to the next level by moving to Los Angeles, California to pursue his dreams. Lorenzo is currently part-owner of an internationally known Afro-Caribbean company and dance style called Dancehall Funk.
Credits: American Airlines, America’s Got Talent, Reebok, Chris Brown, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Kevin Lyttle, Flo Rida, Sean Kingston, Nicki Minaj, French Montana, Bruno Mars, and many more.
Dancehall Dancer, Choreographer & Professor, Laure Courtellemont is well-known worldwide as the best in her profession. Originally from France, she’s now based in Los Angeles and teaches weekly. She has also taught weekly at New York City’s famed Broadway Dance Center.
She travels the world sharing her amazing talent & experience, attending exhibitions, festivals and workshops. Laure teaches every where from Brazil to New York (where she lived from 2008 through 2010) via the West Indies, Russia, Poland, Siberia, Finland, Jamaica, Tahiti, Mexico, Turkey and The Czech Republic. Laure is one of the world’s most talented dancers and one of a kind.
She shines through with perfection and mastery of her dance moves. She mixes originality, grace, character, sensuality and femininity to make dancehall accessible to the grand public. With millions of YouTube viewers, you don’t need to be an expert to appreciate her talent; her choreographies are proof to her name.
Credits: Reebok, Nike.
Robert “Kye Kye” Smart was born and raised in Yallahs, St. Thomas, Jamaica. He has been around dancehall all of his life and has been dancing literally since birth. Kye Kye, an original member of the popular dance group “Ghetto Legacy”, gained international fame and recognition in 2011 with the group’s hit dance “Bucky Bounce”. Videos from his street performances in Jamaica went viral overseas, and as his videos went viral, so did Kye Kye. He’s known for his smooth and unique movement which has become very distinct in his style. Kye Kye teaches dancehall workshops in multiple countries overseas very often and the “Bucky Bounce” is still one of the world’s most beloved dancehall steps.
Credits: RDX, Kreesha Turner, I Octane, Richie Loop, Cecile, and the Brooklyn Museum.
Decio “Dextyle” Bernardo, started to learn urban dances in 2002 in professional dance Academies in Italy. In 2007, he fell in love with dancehall, a socio-cultural dance from Jamaica. He’s traveled all around the world, joining dance workshops throughout Europe, USA, Africa and Jamaica to further learn more about dancehall dance culture.
Since 2012, he has been teaching dancehall classes and hosting international workshops mainly in Belgium and Europe. In 2014 he started teaching the elements of Jamaican Culture with his project entitled “KINGSTON TEK OVA” throughout Europe in which he uses footage from his travels to Jamaica with interviews and testimonials from pioneer dancehall dancers and icons.
Decio is constantly working on spreading and preserving dancehall culture in its authenticity.
Credits: Junior Reid, Konshens, and World of Dance.
Axel Marshall, born in Lille, France, is an avid lover of reggae and dancehall music and dance. He started to learn urban dances, especially dancehall, in 2011. In 2012, he began to take part in multiple workshops in France to improve his knowledge of dancehall. Since 2014, he’s been traveling throughout Europe to improve his studies; mainly Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Greece, Poland, and Belgium. He’s also been to Morocco for international dancehall cultural events. During his travels, Axel very often meets and shares with other dancers with the same passions. Since 2015, he’s competed in multiple dancehall battles in Berlin and Portugal, reaching the quarter-finals and finals in these competitions.
He currently works with dancehall artists in Lille.
Credits: Mr. Vegas, Konshens, Jahriki, and the Kizomba Swimming Festival.
Sahar Taklimi, is a founding member of the Laces dance crew in Sweden. She is also a member of Verbnation (JA), Unrulyswe (SWE) and Danca Family (NY).
Identifying herself as raised by hip hop, and married to dancehall, Sahar started her dancing journey training in various styles, but mainly within the hip hop genre. To immerse herself in different dance styles, she took her training to the Broadway Dance Center in New York City in 2008. Since then she has been working as a professional dancer through multiple countries. With hip hop as foundation, she started to dig deeper into the dancehall culture in 2010 and has trained with the biggest dancers in the dancehall scene, traveling to Jamaica, New York and through Europe to do so. Sahar, together with her Laces crew, have taken part in the development of a fusion dance called “Afro-Caribbean Fusion” – a mix of Jamaican dancehall and various west and central African dances.
During her career, she’s been teaching, traveling and studying in different parts of the world; South Korea, England, and India to name a few. Furthermore she has produced and choreographed the first theater show in Sweden based on Afro-Caribbean Fusion called “Passworld” with her Laces crew. Sahar is continuously working on new cultural projects worldwide.
Credits: Volvo, Timaya, Ding Dong, I-Octane, Kevin Lyttle, Konshens and Theophilus London.
Nadiah NfuZion is Australia’s ﬁrst and currently only freelance dancer, choreographer and educator specialising in Dancehall and various African street dances on the international market. She is a member of the global Dancehall collective – DANCA®Family – and Paris based house and all styles female crew, Paradox-sal. Nadiah has been conducting regular workshops throughout Australia for many years but alongside Dancehall, she has also been sharing and spreading her personal styles – DANCEHALL FUZION & AFRO FUZION – in South Africa, Europe, USA, Egypt and even in Jamaica!
As Nadiah’s dance spirit truly lies in the freestyle world, she has gained recognition at home for being one of the strongest inﬂuential females in the underground scene of her time. As a result, more recently Nadiah has been active in organising events dedicated to cultivate, uplift and encourage unity in her community.
Constantly striving to broaden her knowledge in dance and acquire new skills to reﬁne her craft, there is no doubt that Nadiah is extremely passionate, real and pure in what she delivers in all aspects of her profession.
- Juste Debout 2017 Dancehall Champion
- SYTYCDAU Season 4 Top 20
- Dare to Dancehall (LA & Paris)
- BLAZE The Show
- MAJOR LAZER
- Kanye West
- Zinhle Ngidi
- Taddy P
- SK Simeon
- Open Floor Freestyle Sessions
- and more!
Killer bean a member and the leader of Sopreme Blazzaz (Sopreme_Blazza’z W.L.S.E).
Tevin Shaw is his real name, Tevin was born January 9,1992 in the Parish of Kingston. At age 7, he was inspired dance to hip-hop music and he was interesting to learn dancehall moves. By age of 14 enter his first dance off competion at #luckydollars (2008), that was the day when Killerbean/Tevin become a dancer. Killer bean has families move to a different community, plus he has several dance groups around that environment. Attent high school Tevin was not able to finish his career in dancing, but he was able to talk to vineyard town as baddest thing in Kingston with all the dancers in Kingston, step his foot in is first dance group @motionsquad @eliteteam
@sopremeblazzaz. Killer bean did 5 year’s at @OvaNytesquad by getting his name and the international marking. @eliteteam killer bean was apart of from 2006 to 2008. #BORNTODANCE in 2009 until become a member of #sopremeblazzaz with #blazerfrass and from there he started dancing and never stop @Killerbean he spent time with team and recruit young members like
#superior #ricky #vengance #shamar
#peart #mission #jarmine #rubidoo #sparta ##frisski #ribbz #juvi.
The group got separate and Killer was dancing by himself so people continuing telling him to push the young team and never lifted them behind so he keep the young team where people really do see talents #SopremeBlazza’z where we make our career a success #BORNFORMMELODY.
Since 2016 a member of DANCA®Family team.