Jonzi D 
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Jonzi D has been actively involved in British Hip Hop culture, rapping and b-boying in clubs and on the street since its genesis in the early eighties. Since graduating from the London Contemporary Dance School, Jonzi has been committed to the development of Hip Hop theatre, creating “Lyrikal Fearta” in 1995, and “Aeroplane Man” in 1999. He was an Associate Artist at The Place Theatre and has performed and created dance theatre pieces all over Europe, North America, Israel, New Zealand, Cuba and Southern Africa.

Jonzi D’s company Jonzi D Productions is an Associate Company of Sadler’s Wells and is based at the theatre. He has directed pieces for Robert Hylton, Benji Reid, Jane Sekonya, Loop Dance Co, and ACE Dance and Music.
Breakin’ Convention” is an international hip-hop theatre festival based in London, England that was founded in 2004 by Jonzi D. Since May 2008 Breakin’ Convention has expanded its activity beyond the three day festival to include tours across the UK. In 2013 for the first time the festival will be at the legendary Apollo Theatre in New York. There are also plans to create Breakin’ Convention “Hubs” to develop and commission work with local hip-hop artists, and to produce year-round professional development courses for UK based hip-hop choreographers, artists, and dance/theatre companies.

As an MC / poet, Jonzi has worked with The Roots, Steve Williamson, Mannafest, Lenny Henry, MC Mell ‘O’ and toured with Gangstarr. He appeared on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam, Channel 4’s Faking It, and his short films Silence da bitchin’ and Aeroplane Man were also screened on Channel 4.

He is creator and host of the successful Apricot Jam and Vertikal Cypher infamous Hip Hop music and open mic sessions. He presented the 2005 4Dance for Channel 4 television and was the performance mentor for Urban Classic at Hackney Empire in February 2006.