The mission of the San Francisco International Hip Hop DanceFest is to encourage the evolution of hip hop dance culture while preserving its legacy.

 
 
Photo by Blake Tucker

Photo by Blake Tucker

 

It all started with Micaya...

In 1993, San Francisco hip hop dance instructor, Micaya began producing high energy, grassroots, sold-out hip-hop dance shows in the heart of San Francisco’s Mission District. Those shows led up to the creation of the First Annual San Francisco Hip Hop DanceFest in 1999. Now in its 19th year, the SFIHHDF has put San Francisco on the map as a place to see incredible hip hop dance.

With over 20 years experience, Micaya is a dance instructor, choreographer and producer extraordinaire. Formally trained in many diverse dance forms, she incorporates a wide range of diversity in her choreography and teaching styles. Micaya’s classes are loved by students of all ages and backgrounds for to her exceptional teaching skills and the non-intimidating atmosphere she creates. In 2012, she was awarded “Best Dance Teacher” by the SF Bay Guardian Readers Poll.

“It takes a festival like Micaya’s to show us – and challenge us to reconsider just how diverse, amorphous and all-embracing hip hop can now be.”

– Rachel Howard, Special to The Chronicle
 
 
 

STAFF AND LEADERSHIP

 

Founder-Producer/Artistic Director
 Micaya

 

Booking/Development:
Gypsy Love

PR
Mona Baroudi

Stage Manager
David Claytor

 

Photographer
Blake Tucker

Content Manager
Fumihiko Nishimura

Print Graphic Design
Ratha Nau

 

Marketing/Social Media Manager
Erin Lim

 

Process Strategy & Web Design/Development
Rocky Tang & Nik Bresnick