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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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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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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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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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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MONIQUE MATTHEWS

DANCE TEACHER

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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ESME DREW

DANCE CO-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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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.

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JESS PUSEY

DANCE CO-TEACHER

Hi I'm Jess, I have been dancing with Streetfunk since I was 8 years old. I have been in a number of crews, with my journey beginning in Killabeez going onto win the World Championships in 2015 and European Championships in Germany 2018. Since then I have been in a Streetfunk crew every year winning a large number of trophies and medals, including having the opportunity to travel to Las Vegas to compete, which was an experience of a lifetime. My passion has always been dance and when I was offered a co- teaching job I jumped at the chance to be involved in the Streefunk family. I really enjoy working with the kids and helping bring out there enthusiasm, skills and potential to become great dancer's I know they all can be.

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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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