Get to Know Hip Hop and Funk Styles Teacher Ricky "Glytch" Evans:
Ricky “Glytch” Evans is a street dancer from Pennsauken, NJ. He has been dancing for over 10 years, but continues to be a student of his style, always looking for more historical knowledge as well as keeping up to date with the latest Hip Hop trends. His professional career started in 2005 with Face Da Phlave Entertainment, a dance crew that bridged the gap between Philly and Jersey dancers with the purpose of educating the community about the origins of Hip Hop dance. The crew also promoted the use of the arts as an alternative to drugs, bullying, and violence. His first few years at Face Da Phlave was spent solely on training in the styles of Hip Hop, and at the same time he was studying for his B.A. in Economics at Seton Hall University. Once he graduated, the wheels on his dance career would start turning and take him places. His first performances were lecture demonstrations with Face Da Phlave. He then began teaching at various schools, dance studios, and gyms. Glytch’s has been fortunate enough to dance around the world. In the past few years, he was part of Team USA in an international dance battle called Juste Debout (France), K.O.D (Canada), and in 2018 he won the Locking battle at Hip Hop International. Glytch has also taught internationally, with his reach extending out to Colombia, Toronto, and London. Other notable accomplishments have been on many stages throughout the country with Hip Hop theater company, Rennie Harris Puremovement, and a company co-founded by Ricky known as Hood Nation. Hood Nation was created by The Hood Lockers, a dance troupe that Ricky is a member of and has represented on various platforms like workshops, battles, and more. The group, along with Ricky, was also featured on the BET television series, American Soul.
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