UniverSOUL HIP HOP
Please support UniverSOUL Hip Hop as they continue to bring transformative dance education programs into the community!
UniverSOUL Hip Hop brings transformative, soul-centered dance education programs into academic and community spaces to cultivate adaptive lifelong skills that empower inner and interpersonal health and success.
UniverSOUL Hip Hop is a community-based, cultural education group of international, award-winning practitioners who blend the creativity of Hip Hop with the rigor of standards-based pedagogy to provide dynamic dance education programs to over 50 Los Angeles County schools each year. With the mission to “bring soul into education”, their residencies, performances, and workshops utilize artistic expression and social dance practices (“cyphers”) to cultivate self-discovery, cultural exchange, and social fellowship.
About the Director:
Tiffany “Jimini” Bong is an internationally acclaimed and award-winning Hip Hop dance artist, educator, entrepreneur, and community leader. She draws on her extensive experience in arts education and active involvement in Hip Hop/Street dance culture to bring community-centered programs and pedagogy into learning institutions. Bong is a lecturer and community engagement director at the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance, master teaching artist for The Music Center of Los Angeles County, and an arts education consultant for arts agencies throughout the nation. A SOUL-cial activist and cultural enthusiast at heart, she continues to support the authentic preservation and progression of Hip Hop, particularly as a powerful agent for restoration, awareness, and change.
UniverSOUL is a humble company with big heart, impact, and reach. We stay true to the human-centered values and movement of Hip Hop to empower people with joy, expression, empathy, and belongingness. Originating from inner-city youth and rooted in the African diaspora, this cultural practice gives a voice and family to all people of any background, particularly from BIPOC and marginalized communities. It is a safe haven and testimony of expressive liberation and a vision to heal, connect, and thrive. UniverSOUL Hip Hop was created from the community and continues to represent and serve the community. Your support will allow us to strengthen our infrastructure, sustain our missionary work, and increase the scope and creative potential of our programs.