“Dance has taught me that anything is possible...”
"I found out about hip hop dance my freshman year. There was this tv show I got hooked on, watching the dancers doing all these crazy moves, breaking their bones, doing flips... it intrigued me so I started training with YouTube videos. After high school I pursued it as a career. Now I teach, travel, and perform."
- Kobby, 1st Generation, Madison WI
Kobby is quite the dynamic young man. He’s a gentle soul with a calm, soothing voice, but watch out… he flips right into high gear once the music starts pumping. We met him on the steps of the Memorial Library at UW-Madison. You can often find him there, teaching hip-hop dance to all ages. He has his own unique style, but it’s influenced by “popping” (think: the “robot” dance made famous in the 70’s and 80’s...)
Kobby wore his signature purple hat, and worked up a sweat doing an impromptu performance for us. You can find him here, or teaching here or here. If you’re lucky, you might even catch him like we did, on the steps of the library, knocking everyone out with his moves.
"Lately I've had the opportunity to do gigs, travel and perform. In June I was invited to go to Vegas to represent Wisconsin for a competition. I went with a crew mate and it was a North American qualifier to go to Paris. I didn't get there, but I made a lot of connections, made new friends and had a great experience. Hip hop culture here isn't fully represented... so I've been trying to bring it up in a positive way."