92Y Instructor Biography

Antoine "Doc" Judkins

Antoine 'Doc' Judkins, began performing at the age of 12. Inspired by the early stages of 'Poppin' and 'Lockin' he saw on "Soul Train," this bronx native wanted music and dance to be his vehicle for expression. The East Harlem Music School and the Columbus Boys' & Girls' Club were the places where he spent most of his youth learning modern dance, music theory and martial arts. He unknowingly danced his way into the hip hop realm where he developed a multiple blend of different dance forms. He later joined a group of friends to form the Ghettoriginal Dance Co. Their mission: Bring the culture of hip hop (Djing, Mceeing, Dance, Art) to the stage for all to experience. He toured worldwide, performing at the Colorado Dance Festival, The Kennedy Center Honors 'Tribute To Katherine Dunham' and Lincoln Center's Serious Fun Festival. The company received a 1991 Bessie Award for an astonishing vocabulary of daring individual signatures and collective invention that defied the conventions of contemporary dance. Alas! Jam On The Groove ( Int'l Tour 95-98 ), which Doc contributed choreography (Shaolin Temple of Hip Hop), as well as music production, to help create the 1st hip hop musical, setting the foundation for what hip hop theatre is today. G.O. received a Drama Desk nomination for best choreography which led to a collaboration with Bill Irwin's New Victory Theatre performance of Hip Hop Wonderland. Other stage projects include choreography and music for the Doug Elkins' Dance Company and N.Y. Theatre Workshop (Mister, Eyewitness Blues) as an associate choreographer. In addition to theatre, Doc has performed with artists such as, N-Sync, Mya, Jamie Fox, Busta Rhymes and Missy Elliot. He has co-produced the Summerstage ’11 Performance Series as music director for the performance entitled, An Evening Of Dance with Shlank Squad, Elite Force & Ladies of Hip Hop. He is also the resident DJ for the world renown House Dance Conference, as well as music consultant & DJ for Dancing In The Streets.