Ohsoong (Justin) Kweon is a dancer, a student, and aspiring teacher who moved to the United States from Seoul, South Korea. Inspired by Quest Crew during his high school days, Justin started dancing as a part of hip hop club on campus. Justin has been training in urban choreography, waacking, house, and other styles since his sophomore year in high school. Through dance, Justin was able to break out from his shyness and learn to socialize with people while overcoming his childhood trauma of being bullied. In addition, dance was always there to support him when he was going through a rough phase of self discovery. Now he feels more confident about himself and wishes to spread the positive vibes to others and help those in need of a support.
He has competed in many hip hop competitions such as Maxt Out, Ultimate Street Jam, Envision and so on during his college days. He is currently attending UC Riverside as a Liberal Studies major in hopes of becoming a high school language teacher.
The original west coast Fusion Bellydancer/Popper, Edenia is known far and wide for her completely unique style. Though Popping was Edenia’s first love, which she began mastering in Junior High, in 2006 she was entranced by her first Rachel Brice video and immediately became addicted to Fusion Bellydance as well.
She promptly began studying Tribal Fusion Bellydance with Zahreen, to whom she is eternally grateful. Edenia is nothing less than a creature of hard work and dedication and continues to learn and evolve in Bellydance as well as in Popping. She continues to study with many teachers, near and far, and prides herself in pushing to new physical limits daily.Traveling all over the world, she teaches workshops and performs and can be seen on music videos as well as recent Television.
Edenia has even toured with the popular Belly Dance Super Stars (BDSS) to Japan in 2011. Likewise, you can often find her as a highlighted performer and instructor at the most popular Events. Edenia insists, however, that she loves all styles of dance and says that every dancer out there is an inspiration to her. And it is through her passion that she attributes her growth in life.
Kevin “Childish” Afable is a Krump dancer and owner of his brand, HYR.UP. He was born in Pomona, CA and raised in Downey before moving to Lake Elsinore. Kevin has been dancing for 10 years now.
Back in high school, Krump was only a hobby for Kevin because his main focus was basketball.
He was inspired to start dancing after seeing my peers krumping in a dance circle during lunch break at his high school. His friends Robert Geason and Karlee Pangilinan were influential in teaching him how to krump at this time. He loved the energy they were dishing out and encouraging whoever was dancing to push harder. He also loved how the crowd responded to the dance as well.
Dance has helped Kevin find an outlet to fully express himself, and create friendships that are now family ties. Krump has truly changed his life and taught him to be free with his movement. His goal is to spread krump to the community and beyond, and show how powerful this dance can be. He also wants to eliminate the stereotype that krump is an angry dance.
Aisha Shauntel Bardge
Aisha began her dance training in 2010 in A.B Miller High School Dance Program and Conservatory in Fontana, CA. After she graduated in 2012, she continued her training at Riverside City College. Since 2012, she has been performing, choreographing, and teaching all over the Inland Empire. Aisha is currently working on her undergraduate studies at California State University, Long Beach in Dance.
Aisha loves dancing because she’s able to express her thoughts through movement to communicate with others. She believes that Dance is the foreign language that people shy away from studying and wants to encourage and inspire others to use their bodies to communicate better with each other. She is excited to bring more Dance into her community with EDN to provide kids an outlet to discover their voices through movement.
Stephen Tanner is a San Bernardino, CA native that discovered Dance in 2010. He started moving by watching a variety of Hip-Hop Dance videos on YouTube and picking up movement. After graduating high school, he started his formal training by taking dance classes in multiple genres at Riverside City College. Tanner has since performed in local performances as a soloist and in ensemble works participating in the RCC Dance Program shows. He is currently working his craft as a freestyle dancer and taking any opportunity he can to perform and share his passions whether in a battle setting, on stage, or in the street. Tanner is excited to share his Dance with the youth through EDN to express the importance of individuality and creativity through movement and in relationship to life.