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The Top Dance Choreographers in the Hip-Hop industry

Top Dance Choreographers in the Hip-Hop industry are all observed to be the pioneers of the craft after Michael Jackson. Since Urban Dance Hip-Hop is only a few decades old, it is an ever-growing behemoth. Today’s styling and demands are much different than they were back in the 1980s.

Nowadays, Hip-Hop choreographers are finding fame as judges on popular dance shows. Gaining recognition as creators of breathtaking music video series.

The Hip-Hop dance choreographers listed below are all worthy of recognition what they’ve contributed to the Hip-Hop industry.

Shane Sparks

Sparks has always had a love for dancing since he was 11 years old. He then moved to Los Angeles where he joined a dance troupe called Cold Krush.

His opportunity as a choreographer came when he was first mistaken for a dance teacher, and was asked to teach a class he was attending. He was successful enough to bring the Hip-Hop class up from three students to over 175. This eventually gave way to opportunities to choreograph for big events such as the American Music Awards.

Sparks’ latest achievement has been in the form of both a choreographer and judge on “So You Think You Can Dance” and “America’s Best Dance Crew”. Nominated for a Primetime Emmy for OutStanding Choreography in “So You Think You Can Dance”. Choreographed for *N’SYNC, Lindsay Lohan, Omarion, B2K, and Marques Houston. Promos for ESPN, Nationwide Urban Jams Dance Convention and The Steve Harvey Big Time Show.

Willdabeast Adams

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Adams’ and his crew have gained national recognition and attention by making it through two rounds of America’s Got Talent. He’s worked with Hip-Hop and Rap artists like Jason Derulo and T-Pain, choreographed for Nike and is a guest choreographer on the popular dance series, “So You Think You Can Dance”. In 2013 he foundedhis dance company and named it immaBEAST

Nike and is a guest choreographer on the popular dance series, “So You Think You Can Dance”. In 2013, he founded his dance company “immaBEAST”

MR. WIGGLES

Steffan Clemente known as “Mr. Wiggles” is a dancer, actor, choreographer, teacher, graffiti artist and music producer. He was among the members of the Rock Steady Crew and The Electric Boogaloos. Steffan was first to teach hip hop dance at New York’s Broadway Dance Center. Mr. Wiggles mentors Hip Hop Culture to the youth and promotes his music, dance videos, and clothing apparel through his website

Laurieann Gibson

Lauran Gibson
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Gibson is a Canadian Hip-Hop choreographer who has choreographed dance numbers for musical artists such as Beyoncé, Michael Jackson and Alicia Keys. While starring as a dance nemesis against Jessica Alba in the movie “Honey”, Gibson rose to fame as Director of Choreography for Motown and Bad Boy Records. Blending Hip-Hop with her extensive training. The Alvin Ailey dancer work with Pop artists and directors such as Spike Lee and Matthew Rolston. She also choreographed tours for both Miley Cyrus and Jesse McCartney, and Making the Band. Recently, Gibson starred as a judge on the sixteenth season of “So You Think You Can Dance”. 

What Makes Them So Successful?

In order to become one of the best hip hop dance choreographers, all these individuals have a fair bit of drive and tenacity woven into their personality. The Urban Dance industry doesn’t deal with nuances, and instead focuses on finding the next great talent. If at first they don’t succeed, they try, and try again. It’s that drive and tenacity that sets them apart from other the top Dance Choreographers in the Hip-Hop industry

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A Worldwide Association of the Hip Hop Culture

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