JP Omari is a multi-award winning Hip Hop dancer, teacher, coach and choreographer who has worked hard and extensively to become THE leading Hip Hop dance figure in Brighton & Hove. He has performed , taught and judged competitions around the world and is widely respected in the UK dance scene.
JP became the UK’s first bboy (breakdancer) to take part in a reality TV dance show when he took part in the BBC’s Strictly Dance Fever in 2006 reaching the semi-finals with his dance partner, Stacey Gaunt. Since then, he has worked with chart topping artists such as Dizzee Rascal, Sean Paul and Orbital. He is a founding member of the Floor Crusaders bboy crew and the Urban Playground Team who combine Parkour with dance in site-specific street performances. He is also a member of Urban Strides - UK’s streetdance specialists and SickStep - a famous Los Angeles based hip hop dance crew.
He is the founder of Streetfunk - the South Coast’s biggest and most successful Hip Hop dance school based in Brighton. Established in 2006, the core values of hard work, discipline, respect and having fun lie at the heart of Streetfunk where hundreds of kids and adults of all ages are taught to streetdance. JP is also a multi-accredited choreographer coaching talented children in a number of Streetfunk competition crews to win South Coast, South East, Southern, UK, European and World streetdance championship titles.
JP has also created a fitness brand called FunkFit. FunkFit is a dance fitness class to funk, soul, Motown, groove and disco classics. The emphasis is on dancing (no choreography) and having fun where you will naturally get fit, sweat and work out. JP aims on making FunkFit, the new global dance fitness phenomenon with classes happening all over the UK already!
JP knows no boundary and is intent on spreading his love and passion to dance and music worldwide.