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

DIRECTOR/

CREATIVE MANAGER

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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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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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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RHIANNON ROLF

SOCIAL MEDIA & MARKETING EXECUTIVE/

DANCE TEACHER

Hey, I’m Rhiannon. I’ve been apart of the Streetfunk team since 2018. I completed my BA degree in Graphic Design for Digital Media in 2019 with a 1:1 and continue to improve the presence of Streetfunk. Working for a company where I get to express my talent for design as well as dance is an amazing opportunity that Streetfunk has created for me. I’ve been dancing since the age of 2 and have been teaching since I turned 21. I love the energy and fun that Streetdance brings to young peoples lives and the opportunities it provides to express themselves. I cannot wait to support your children through their dance journey and learn some Hip Hop history in the process.

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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

DANCE TEACHER/

CREW MANAGER / 

DEPUTY TEAM LEAD

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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TEMMY CONWAY

DANCE TEACHER

Hey, my name is Temmy and I have been teaching in a variety of theatre styles for 5 years around Sussex. I am a Musical Theatre graduate from ICTheatre trained in a variety of dance forms such as Jazz, Contemporary, Ballet and of course Street Dance. I started training in Streetdance during university and furthered my experience with Streetfunk's crew Novalux. Currently I am expanding my experience in London with Boy Blue elevating my hip-hop understanding both culturally and physically. My passion for my students is to create a safe space of collaboration, have fun and tell a story through movement.

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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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ESME DREW

DANCE TEACHER

Hi, I’m Esme Drew. I am a co-teacher at Streetfunk. I have been dancing since I was 3 years old. I started in Ballet and since have covered Streetdance, Contemporary, Jazz, Tap and Commercial.

I have been dancing at Streetfunk since I was 9.

I have also trained in musical theatre and since have been in a number of shows. I hope to pursue a career in dance, I always enjoy learning as well as sharing my current knowledge and understanding to the students.

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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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NICOLE JUX

DANCE TEACHER

Hi everyone, my name is Nicole and I started dancing at the age of 3 doing Ballet, Disco, Latin and Ballroom. Then I found Street Dance and instantly fell in love with it. From there I did competitions and shows, then qualified as a UDO Street Dance teacher in 2016. Shortly after, I moved from London to Brighton to study at ICTheatre performing arts and I have now Graduated. 

 

I have had the chance to be in music videos and recently just finished working in a film and hope to have a lot more opportunities in the future. 

I also love being a dance teacher and excited to watch the children learn, grow and progress in each styles that they are given.

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TYREECE BELLO-WILSON

DANCE CO-TEACHER

Hi I am Tyreece Bello -Wilson. I am a co-teacher at Street funk.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 the crew Novalux. I love sharing my knowledge towards the students. Also I love see the passion from the students wanting to improve there dancing, If it's a hobby or if they are wanting to make a career in dance.