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Join this exciting house and hip-hop class and develop your technique and your groove through the “Technique Within Your Groove” method designed by Tatiana Desardouin.
Students will learn technical and historical elements from the hip-hop and house vernaculars, including isolations, musicality, social dances and freestyling skills with the goal of developing coordination, rhythm, musicality within their own groove!
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Adults and children age 12+ must show proof of vaccination upon arrival at 92Y
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Nabarreus “Barre” Cross is a graduate of The State University of New York at Potsdam, class of 2014 majoring in Dance. Nabarreus started his career in 2005, dancing for AG Voice of Harlem, the creator of “No Music” and “Lite Feet.” Barre is one of the first original dancers of Lite Feet and Team Lite Feet, a collection of ‘the best’ dancers around the city.
Since then Nabarreus has grown as a dancer and educator and has learned to appreciate all styles. His Duet piece Heure de Jouer, was selected and performed at the Am ...
Since then Nabarreus has grown as a dancer and educator and has learned to appreciate all styles. His Duet piece Heure de Jouer, was selected and performed at the American College Dance Festival concert at Boston University. He has worked with Gina Gibney and received an ICAT certificate, The Institute for Community Action Training. In 2012, he founded and directed Project Morry’s Dance Program, which is an Organization dedicated to the needs of inner-city youth in the tristate area. He also serves as a teaching artist in his community, where he teaches youth dance technique, dance history including important history on the male dancer, as well as self-love and body awareness. He has worked for Wingspan Arts as a site director, Brooklyn Music School, The Boys Club of New York, Harlem Children’s Zone and has mentored for Project Morry’s Summer Intensive program.
Nabarreus has continued his studies at the Dance Theatre of Harlem School, where he trained in American and classical ballet. He was awarded the DTH Boys Scholarship, and merit and scholarship awards and was part of the DTH Dance Ensemble. Most recently Nabarreus has been featured in numerous film and television productions, from a principal acting role in True Crimes Investigating series to more notably in Spike Lee’s highly anticipated movie Blackkklansman as a featured dancer and college student. He also is seen dancing in The Deuce Season II, The Get Down Part II as a Zulu Nation Member, Sakshyam an international Bollywood movie, featured dancer for Alia Pierre, is a winner of the “Rock Don’t Stop” Hip Hop Film festival award and has been featured in various commercials. He was also featured in Vogue China as a dancer and model for Chi Zhang NYFW F/W ’17. Most recently, he was cast as a dancer for the Brooklyn Academy of Music Dance Africa 2021 production.
Eli Kababa’s dance career began when he discovered his love of hip-hop culture while earning his black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Martial arts helped hone his skills of mental discipline, focus and dexterity. When Eli combined those with passion, devotion, and experimentation, he was on his way. Learning how to break-dance from local crews in Bayonne, New Jersey was his first form.
Studying under Souljerz Crew he explored other techniques like gliding, waving, popping & locking. In a dance battle at his local college Eli was spotted by the dance professor, which launched his s ...
Studying under Souljerz Crew he explored other techniques like gliding, waving, popping & locking. In a dance battle at his local college Eli was spotted by the dance professor, which launched his studies in Fine Arts. Soon after graduating he was hired by New York City Ballet's Education Department where he worked as a Teaching Artist for 11 years in their Nutcracker, Ballet Bridges and Project Ballet Programs.
During this time Eli co-founded Garden State Dance Project, a successful dance company devoted to cultivating community through various arts and entertainment projects. As the company in residence at the Y in Wayne New Jersey from 2007 to 2011 Eli and his dancers hosted school assemblies and taught in their School of Dance. Along with instruction they would meet weekly to create fusion dance works. Mixing fine arts like ballet and modern dance with street styles to create new works. They hosted annual dance performances and performed at venues such as 42nd Street Port Authority, Grounds for Sculpture, Ceres Art Gallery, Bickford Theatre and the County College of Morris, his alma-mater.
For the past 5 years Eli has been working for the 92nd Street Y. His company performed for students in the Dance Introduction Series. He taught hip-hop for Harkness Dance Center students in their School of Arts and was a student and graduate of DEL, the Dance Education Laboratory. Eventually becoming a DEL Facilitator, he learned ways to share his work within CALL, the Center for Arts Learning and Leadership. For the past three years he has developed, pioneered and is refining the curriculum he co-authored for them titled "Hip-Hop to the Top" which now serves over 1,000 students in New York City public schools annually. Eli loves to share the power hip-hop has to transform the lives of his students, schools, and communities. You can read more about his work in Dance Teacher Magazine and if you want to join his hip-hop community you can find him on the "Eli Kababa YouTube Channel".
Of Haitian origin, born and raised in Switzerland, Tatiana is a professional dancer, dance instructor, dance consultant, choreographer, organizer, curator, with a Master degree as adult educator and a Bachelor in Psychology (University of Geneva). Tatiana won several competitions and is regularly invited to give workshops and judge competitions worldwide.
Very involved in the growth of the swiss hip-hop scene, she has been teaching and mentoring since 2005, had her own dance school “Le Centre Hip-Hop,” taught regular classes in several dance schools (such as &ldqu ...
Very involved in the growth of the swiss hip-hop scene, she has been teaching and mentoring since 2005, had her own dance school “Le Centre Hip-Hop,” taught regular classes in several dance schools (such as “CFP Arts,” an important arts school in Geneva), and stays involved in the swiss community through JAIA & FlowFocus ( a non-profit organization providing sessions, parties, workshops and a battle). In 2012, she was one of the four founders of the first Hip-Hop dance company in Geneva called “Continuum.”
She is the director and choreographer of “Passion Fruit Dance Company” a street dance theater and educational company, which she founded in 2016. The company’s mission is to explore the human experience, address social issues such as racism, and strive to inspire young artists to share their voices, through her performances, her teaching programs (designed to provide tools to heal, to release, to build confidence or to educate on the racial issue, providing anti-racist tools) called “Passion Fruit Seeds,” and a multisensory experience within a cultural party called “Les 5 Sens.” She performed with her company in places such as at The Apollo Theater, Summerstage, Jacob’s pillow, the New Victory Theater, BAAD!, Pregones theater, LOHH, Joe’s Pub, 92Y, the Guggenheim, the Lincoln Center, Mass Moca and abroad (Canada ( MTL) and Switzerland). They also did a commercial for Credo Beauty.
Tatiana was selected as one of Dance Magazine’s 2020 “25 to Watch.” She also featured in the New Yorker magazine for the “Goings on about town” in 2021.
She had the chance to perform at the Madison Square garden and the Wells Fargo Center for the rock band Arcade Fire, In Electrogynous by Sabela Grimes performed at the University of Columbia, In Where Love lies follow a play written by Nichi Douglas performed at the Martin E. Segal Theater for the Prelude festival (NYC) and at the Public Theater Under the Radar festival (NYC). Tatiana had the opportunity to be Nichi Douglas’s dance consultant for the premiere of that play at The Shed.
Tatiana is one of the core dancer of the pioneering street dance theater company Rennie Harris Puremovement since 2016, performing throughout the United States. She is also part of the Nefer Global Movement collective since 2018, a core member of LayeRhythm Experiment Company since 2019, performing at 92Y, Jacob’s Pillow, Purdue University (online), Bridge Street Theater (online). Since 2021 she is part of the Black Dancing Bodies project with whom she recently did the “Works & Process bubble residency” performing at the New York Library.
Amongst other styles, Tatiana specializes in Hip-Hop and Housedance.
Photo Credit: Lauriane Ogay