Hip Hop

Josh Okpara: Born and raised in Oklahoma City, OK, Joshua Okpara has always been a student of dance. Heavily inspired by the likes of Michael Jackson, Usher, Mr. Wiggles and many others, Joshua has been dancing for about 12 years. Over that span of time, it has allowed him to pick up many different styles of dance such as housing, popping, locking, voguing, breakdancing, tectonic and eventually drew him to create his own jazz funk and hip hop choreography. He attended the University of Oklahoma where he was involved with many multicultural associations on campus, performing at Alpha Kappa Delta Phi’s invASIAN showcase from 2009-2011, OUIS India Nite 2010 at Norman High School, while also guest performing with his crew, Band of Misfits, at the first annual Kollaboration Tulsa. While in school, he taught hip hop classes at the Houston Huffman Recreational Center for the student dance community called Crimson Beat. Later that year, he performed at OU’s Sooner Dance Company Spring Show. Being a crew member and artistic director of Band of Misfits has allowed Joshua much dance growth. Joshua has competed in international dance competitions such as World of Dance, and auditioned for MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew Season 6 in Houston and season 7 in Chicago. Riding the wave of dance, these passions brought him overseas to share his gift, giving him the opportunity to tour in Germany with a non-profit organization called H.Y.P.E (Helping Youth Prepare for Excellence). Since then, he continues sharing his art with people ranging from upcoming artists to fashion designers, while teaching classes at Studio 5-6-7-8 located in Yukon, Ok.

June 6
Jazz