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MEET THE TEAM

All our Streetfunk teachers hold a valid standard DBS, Public Liability Insurance and abide by our child safeguarding policy.

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JP OMARI

MANAGING & ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

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.

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ELLISHA COLE

SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER

  

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TYREECE BELLO-WILSON

DANCE CO-TEACHER

Hi, I'm Tyreece Bello -Wilson and I am a teacher at Streetfunk. I have been dancing since I was 5 years old. I started by doing contemporary and musical theatre with West end experience and afro. I have been dancing at Streetfunk since I was 9 and now part of Streetfunk's over 18  crew Novalux. I love sharing my knowledge with the students and I love seeing the passion from the students wanting to improve their dancing, whether it's a hobby or if they are wanting to make a career in dance.

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DIONNE BOWEN

MANAGING DIRECTOR

I have worked for Sussex Partnership Trust within different teams and roles for the last 19 years. Coming from such a large corporation and having helped set up systems for a new service, I am able to cast an analytical eye and implement changes and structure within the company, helping lead it into a new era, enabling growth. I work closely with the team behind the scenes to help innovate and create a quality service. I provide reflective supervision and training to equip staff with the tools to provide you with a 10x experience. Prior to my time with the NHS, I worked in a senior role with children from difficult backgrounds who were taken into care. I am also JP’s partner and mother to our beautiful children.

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AMANDA WILSON

DANCE TEACHER

I've been dancing for 20 years, started when I was 6 & I'm trained in a wide range of classical styles as well as all major Street styles. I studied a dance degree at the University of East London. This taught me many things including dance history, dance on screen, managing businesses, how to run events, & had extensive training in StreetDance. I learned from some of the UK's pioneering practitioners & I now work freelance around the UK for various companies such as Pineapple Community, The movement factory, HHI, Marina Studios & now with my new dance family, Streetfunk! One day I hope to start my own company that incorporates the skill sets I gained at Uni while continuing to teach & compete with the SF Family.

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NATHAN KOAKAN

DANCE CO-TEACHER

Hi! I’m Nathan and I am a teacher for Streetfunk. I started dancing here in April of 2021 with Streetfunk's award winning crew KOD, which has transformed me into a much better all round streetdancer. As well as this, I have gained a large amount of knowledge along the way whilst I have been in the crew. Dance has been my life ever since I first started when I was 3 years old. Throughout my dancing life, I have performed many different styles of dance and have competed in various different competitions including South Coast,  UK and even a few world streetdance competitions.

I would love to pass on my experiences and knowledge of this beautiful art to future generations and hopefully pursue a career in dance.

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SADE JUPP

HEAD OF ADMINISTRATION

Hello I'm Sade. Streetfunk's head of administration. Sending us an email? Giving us call? I'll be your first point of contact with our multi award winning dance company. Your questions and queries will be answered by my capable, knowledgeable and willing hands to provide you with excellent service here at Streetfunk. I care about your child/children's needs and look forward to helping them find a class which is suitable and will allow them to flourish in a safe, fun and welcoming environment.  

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LEA VERNON

DANCE TEACHER

Hey, I’m Lea, I am the newest member of the Streetfunk team which I am very excited about. I have been dancing for about 20 years, and I’m currently in two of the Streetfunk dance crews including mums da word and Novalux. I particularly love taking my choreography and love of dance back in time, with some old school vibes. I am always striving to pursue every chance I get to improve myself as a dancer and as a mentor. In the future, I hope to make you be the best you can be and share with you my love for dance. 

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MONIQUE MATTHEWS

SENIOR DANCE TEACHER/

CREW MANAGER

Hi everyone, my name is Monique and I have been a teacher for Streetfunk for 7 years now. I started dancing at the age of 3 doing tap, modern and ballet and continued these styles alongside contemporary throughout school until I found Streetfunk at the age of 13. I instantly fell in love with the different styles and the company itself, and as I got older I knew teaching was what I wanted to do. I absolutely love my job and watching my students progress and grow in confidence is truly rewarding. I also compete internationally with my own crew and have won several titles. I continue to train in a range of dance styles to ensure I am the most well-rounded teacher I can be.

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CHARLIE DADSON

DANCE TEACHER

Hi, I’m Charlie Dadson and I’m a Teacher at Streetfunk. I have been dancing with Streetfunk for 1 year and am currently a member of K.O.D one of  the Streetfunk crews, this allows me to develop my skills and learn new ones. I have been dancing for 12 years since I was 5 and during that time I have had a lot of opportunities to perform and compete including Europeans and World Championships with different crews. 

I’m excited to be able to share my passion and watch the kids grow and develop their skills.

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BERRIE TOMSETT

DANCE CO-TEACHER

Hi! my name is Berrie and I am a co-teacher at Streetfunk. I started Streetfunk at the age of 8 in 2016 and I have loved it ever since. I have always had a passion for dance and I hope to pursue it in the future! As well as being a co-teacher, I am a part of Streetfunk’s multi-award winning competition crew, K.O.D, which has allowed me to compete in many competitions one being the World Championships! I wanted to start teaching because i want to share my love for dance with people and help teach the next generation of dancers!

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ELLIE ARNESE

DANCE CO-TEACHER

Hello! I’m Ellie and I am a

co-teacher at Streetfunk. I have always had a passion for dance and hope to have a dance career one day.

I started dancing when I was 2 years old and have learnt styles including Ballet, Tap, Disco and Modern Dance. I started Streetfunk when I was 8 years old and have loved it ever since. I am part of the crew K.O.D and I have competed in many competitions, including at the UK, European and World Championships. I have been in some dance music videos and have performed on the Britain’s Got Talent stage. I wanted to start teaching because I love dancing more than anything in the world and I want to share my hobby and love for dance with everybody.

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JASMINE SALVIDGE

DANCE CO-TEACHER

Hi I'm Jasmine, I’ve been dancing with Streetfunk since the age of 8 when I joined Streetfunk's crew 'Killabeez'. When the crew won first place at the World Champions it pushed my passion for dance and desire to teach. I continuously improve myself as a dancer and am apart of Streetfunk's super crew K.O.D which helps me achieve my goals. I cannot wait to pursue a career in dance. 

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JESSICA PUSEY

DANCE CO-TEACHER

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