Participant Profile

Ivan Stepanov


Stepanov has participated in international festivals and won numerous awards as a break dancer. As a representative of the Evens people, a culture of northern Siberia, he performs national dances and sings the Yakut heroic epic Olonkho. His extensive dance training includes courses in South Korea and workshops with members of Rock Steady Crew and other leading US groups. He also teaches dance and has organized and conducted programs for young people including a summer breakdance camp and master classes. He was eager to exchange ideas, experiences, and techniques with American dancers, participate in breakdance activities and heighten his artistry while in the US.