About this Artist
Versa-Style Dance Company is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and dance ensemble that consists of committed and conscientious artists representing the diversity and beautiful complexity of Los Angeles. Founded in 2005 by Jackie “Miss Funk” Lopez and Leigh “Breeze-Lee” Foaad, Versa-Style creates highly energetic work that fuses dances that are culturally significant to our community. Now in its 15th year, Versa-Style has become a staple in the Los Angeles dance community, named “LA’s Best Dance Troupe for Hip Hop Empowerment” by LA Weekly in 2015, and featured as Red Bull’s “Heroes of the Year” in the Red Bulletin Magazine in 2019. Versa-Style Dance Company continues to perform all over the world, as a reaction to the widespread media misrepresentation of Hip Hop and Streetdance culture, to instill the roots, history, and social and political issues surrounding the art of our generation.
These forms include Hip-Hop styles such as 90s Hip-Hop, House, Popping, Locking, Whacking and Boogaloo, and Afro- Latin styles such as Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia and Afro-Cuban to name a few. Hip-Hop breaks color lines by creating a forum where people come together for a common passion rather than grouping themselves by race or socio-economic backgrounds. Versa-Style demonstrates freedom of expression, freedom of individuality, hard work, self-discipline and dedication to the form.