ABOUT US

Founded in 2014, Culturally Defined is a street dance company, based in Vancouver, Canada, that offers an open space for dancers from all walks of life to experience and strengthen our shared passion for dance. Our main goal is to create a strong understanding of the foundations of hip hop culture and street dance styles through educating our students in Hip Hop, Locking, Popping, House, BBoying, Waacking, and more. We aim to fully expose our dancers to many forms of movement by providing them with intensive training from our established directors, elite faculty, and international guest instructors. Throughout the program, our students learn to polish their technique, follow and create choreography, develop personal freestyles, improve personal health, and challenge themselves with becoming a versatile and creative individual. 

 
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OWNER, DIRECTOR

 
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CHRIS WONG

A captivating dancer, choreographer, and director- Chris 'WOW' Wong creates stories through movement with his creativity and experience in the entertainment industry.

His dance style blends together elements of hip hop, house, popping, locking, and new style hustle. He is professionally trained in all foundations of street dance and his training extends across the globe- LA, New York, Tokyo, and Vancouver. 

As a performer, he works with Da Costa Talent and his work has been featured in music videos, TV shows, movies, and concerts. This is his third year selected as one of Georgia Straight's Top 3 Dancers for his influence in the dance community.

 

2017/18 CD MEMBERS

Amazyles Median
Betty Mang
Baylee Higgins
Blossom Koh
Cheri Hessami
Giannina Castelblanco
Hyman Shu
Jessica Liu
Kris de la Cruz
Krystal Kersch

Justine Dimou
Leandro Sublay
Melanie Chevrier
Oat Wongsajjathiti
Rebecca Tow
Shannon Mckague
Steven Salinas
Tarah Kalman
Zamirah Al-wazzan
Yayuk Joffrey

2017/18 FACULTY

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JOJO ZOLINA

HOUSE & WAACKING

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STU IGUIDEZ

BBOY & HIP HOP

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JP TARLIT

URBAN & HIP HOP

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NATASHA GORRIE

LOCKING & HIP HOP

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RINA PELLERIN

WAACKING

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VICTOR TRAN
(SAVAGE ROCK)

BBOY & NEW STYLE HUSTLE

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MARC GENEROSO

HIP HOP

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ERIC MALAPAD

HIP HOP