Boys and Girls Hip Hop Classes
About the Instructor
Sean Bjerke is a martial artist and dance teacher based in Boston, MA. Starting as a Tae Kwon Do student in 1991, Sean's martial arts training later inspired him to pursue performance dance at Tufts University in 2001. In 2006, Sean joined his first professional dance company, Unyted Stylz (US) led by Ricardo Foster Jr. During his time with US, Sean was introduced to many street style foundations, including hip hop, popping, locking, and house. He was eventually drawn specifically to house dance, and sought instruction from Jardy Santiago (San Francisco), as well as the older generation of house pioneers in NYC to deepen his understanding of the style. Notable influences include Santiago, Sekou Heru, Caleaf Sellars, Cebo Carr, Tony McGregor, Edson Gonzaga, Brian Green, and Boston natives Steven Garcia and Sammy Savuth.
Sean is currently a co-artistic director and choreographer for the award-winning CONcept ARTists, a Boston dance company specializing in urban choreography. He was a faculty member at The Jeannette Neill Dance Studio from 2010-2017 and now teaches at The Dance Complex. In addition to furthering his dance education, Sean still trains his first love, TaeKwon Do. In 2015, Sean became a TKD Master by obtaining his 4th Dan Black Belt. BAC is excited to welcome Sean for these great new hip hop sessions!