The Instructors

Lorenzo “Zagga Zo” Hanna

is now internationally known, but was first introduced to dance at a young age at social gatherings with his family. While growing up in South Florida, Lorenzo embraced his Caribbean roots while performing and competing inside of dancehall clubs and parties for many years.

After winning several dancehall competitions and dancing next to some of the best dancehall dancers from Jamaica and South Florida, Lorenzo decided to take his love for dance to the next level by moving to Los Angeles, California to pursue his dreams. Lorenzo is currently part-owner of an internationally known Afro-Caribbean company and dance style calledDancehall Funk.

Credits: American Airlines, America’s Got Talent, Reebok, Redbull, Shaggy, Chris Brown, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Kevin Lyttle, Flo Rida, Sean Kingston, Nicki Minaj, French Montana, Bruno Mars, and many more.

Katerina Troitskaya,

I'm from Russia and I started in Moscow as a regular student who danced as much as much as possible. I decided to travel to Europe and USA to take dance workshops in different styles as hip hop, house, afro, waacking, dancehall, and salsa. As I developed enough experience I started to teach in studious in Moscow. Different genre of music inspires me, plus foreign music videos. I’ve learnt from many different choreographers, but my biggest inspiration is from one of the creators of Dancehall Funk, Lorenzo Hanna Jr. whom help me find my own style and become more of a professional.

Credits: Yemi Alade, Davido, Shaggy, Reebok, Hip Hop International and many more

Lena Kuftova

Lena Kuftova has always been a musical child. She started dancing professionally in 2006. At first her dance passions were hip hop and house but in 2007 she discovered dancehall and fell in love with it. In 2009 she began waacking and exploring different styles which gave her freedom of self-expression. In 2008-2010 she became a dancer of JHA Team and RAGGA JAM TEAM RUSSIA (established by Laure Courtellemont)

Since 2014 she's been a participant of Flyographers Dance Team - HHI World 2014 Bronze Medalists - HHI Russia 2015 Gold Medalists - Show me what you got championship, Russia, 2016 - Gold Medalists - HHI Russia 2017 Silver Medalists

Besides teaching in Russia, she also taught dancehall and waacking classes in Finland, Thailand and USA; and has collaborated with a language camp in Finland as a dance and sports instructor. Her job credits include performing for Russian artists Band’eros, MOT, collaborations with Reebok, Disney channel, "Oops!" magazine, and other companies and artists . She’s one of the leading dance instructors at the Academy of Fitness and Planet Fitness branches, a participant of many dance battles, championships and festivals, as well as the organizer of Hip HOPE Dance designed for children and teenagers.

Arnold Electric

Teacher and Choreographer of Urban Dance. Member of the International Dance Council "CID" (UNESCO), Elite Judge Certified Hip Hop International, “Dancehall Funk”Instructor and Principal at "Urban School" dance studio.

I started as a dancer Colombian folklore, salsa and dance hall in 1994, in 1995 give me the opportunity to be instructor of folk dances in public school and then discovered my vocation "teach", share with others what I have learned! For 20 years I've danced and studied different techniques with different choreographers and national and international teachers, be pasionate for everything that has to do with dance, but especially for urban dance, which I have spent researching its history and its various genres. And to teach all children and young people who want to learn from it. Throughout my career I have had the opportunity to work as a choreographer for various schools and dance companies, jury and workshop leader in national and international events. I’m currently part of DANCEHALL FUNK INTERNATIONAL. Proud to represent south america and this great family!

Samantha

Samantha Lee Pulsifer born and raised in Massachusetts started dancing at the age of two and hasn't stopped since. She moved to NYC and attended the Hip Hop Dance Conservatory and Broadway Dance Center Internship right after graduating High School and later had the opportunity to travel to many countries and US states to continue her training as a dancer. She is trained in several styles including Hip Hop, Afro, Contemporary, and Theatre but fell in love with Dancehall in London and decided to move to LA to continue her career with Dancehall Funk Fraternity. She specializes in creating and teaching dance to all ages. Recently worked with African born artist Yemi Alade. She's excited to see what the future holds and hopes to inspire others to continuously do what they love!