J-Sun is a teacher and community leader in the Twin Cities; a competitor and an academic, recipient of the 2013 Sage Award for Outstanding Performance and consultant for The Annual Groundbreaker Battle.
He instructs traditional movement with historical moments as a veteran practitioner of breaking, rocking, toprocking, and New Jack Swing. His trilogy, Hip Hop?/Hip Hop!/Hip Hop., was presented at the Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts, and was the first full-length Hip Hop performance by a single choreographer in MN.
His Bachelors of Arts degree, The B-Boy Movement within Hip Hop Culture, focused on the types of knowledge produced by the dance and what the productions meant to the rest of the world. J-Sun's current graduate work investigates how lessons learned in the cypher can be used in the classroom. The main goal of his Hip Hop pedagogy is to engage young people and encourage independent thought.
Available for teaching, lecturing, performing, choreographing, and consulting.
I am a veteran practitioner of breaking, rocking, toprocking, and New Jack Swing that is dedicated to studying traditional Hip Hop dance forms and providing an access point for understanding Hip Hop culture through movement and academic literature.