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About

Who we are

A Non-Profit Organization

That presents a unified voice for its membership body, the Breaking community of Canada. Breaking Canada provides services and resources to the community to help strengthen the Breaking sector and its infrastructures.

Our Mission

Is to empower our community of artists/athletes and to curate the next generation of dancers while preserving Breaking traditions and histories. In doing so, we hope to maximize the potential of dance artists, dance athletes, and dance professionals within the community by encouraging professionalism, self-confidence, and authentic representation.

We Aim

To support and grow Breaking in Canada. To offer value and inspiration to the Breaking community and promote the development of its members.

Board of directors

Director, Equity Manager

Mary Fogarty

Mary Fogarty is Associate Professor of Dance at York University, Toronto, Canada. She also lectured and co-taught breaking classes with DJ Renegade at the University of East London, England. Fogarty is the co-editor of The Oxford Handbook of Hip Hop Dance Studies (forthcoming, 2022) and has published research about breaking in numerous books and journals. She was instrumental in the Toronto B-Girl Movement as a member of KeepRockinYou, an arts collective. Fogarty performed at Breakin’ Convention at the Festival Theatre in Edinburgh, Scotland with her crew, the Flyin’ Jalapenos, and she has judged breaking events in Canada and the UK. She is currently co-editing special issue about Breaking and the Olympics for the Global Hip Hop Studies Journal with b-boy\Dr. Jason Ng. They are organizing a supplementary speaker series for researcher/practitioners to share their work internationally in the lead up to the Olympics that will begin in October 2021.

Director

Geoff Reyes

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Geoff graduated with a Bachelor's Degree of Applied Sciences from the University of Toronto, where he was also a Varsity Athlete and Dance Instructor. His involvement in Engineering, Arts, and Sport continued onward and has since been continuously involved in the development of the Canadian breaking sector having founded Ontario-based organizations, How Hip Hop Helps (H4) and You Be ILL (formerly UBL), while working as a Professional Engineer in the Land Development industry in the Greater Toronto Area. With Breaking now added to the Olympic games, Geoff continues on in his triad of passions in Community Building, Art, and Sport. Geoff is married to Czarina, with three children, Rhyan, Dean, and Evie.

Director

Victor Sono

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Victor “Vicious” Sono started dancing on the streets of Brossard, a suburb of Montreal in 1998. In 2006, he began to compete at local events and then events around the world. He is one of the first b-boys from Montréal to make a significant impact on the international scene, creating a path for new generations of Canadians who are repping hard internationally. Vicious has given back to the breaking community by organizing breaking competitions, judging international competitions and sharing his knowledge through teaching breaking workshops. He has also been coaching breaking and supporting up and coming dancers. Vicious is a member of the well-known crews: Sweet Technique and the Boogie Brats.‍

the staff

Nick Robinson
Strength and Conditioning Lead

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