Train under Hip Hop Int’l elite judge Margherita Vasselli this summer at BPDS | Inquirer Lifestyle
Margherita Vasselli. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Train under Hip Hop Int’l elite judge Margherita Vasselli this summer at BPDS

 Margherita Vasselli. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Margherita Vasselli. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Looking for a way to up your hip hop game? Grab this opportunity to train under Italian choreographer and Hip Hop International Elite Judge Margherita Vasselli.


As part of the 46th annual CCP Summer Dance Workshop, Margherita “Meg” Vasselli joins in the Ballet Philippines tradition of bringing together budding dancers who are eager to learn. In this case, she will enrich advanced hip hop students’ vocabularies in New Style Hiphop.


Vasselli started her dance training at the age of 6 in ballet, contemporary, and modern dance. In 1999, she started studying hip hop with Italian and foreign choreographers.


She also became a teacher in dance schools and a Hip Hop Presenter in Italy, Europe, and Brazil. In 2003 she started to work with Hip Hop International. This was the most important moment in her professional life, because she started to meet the most important names of the Hip Hop movement, in USA and around the world.


That same year, she became a certified international hip hop judge in Miami (Florida) and every year since then she attended the international course, focusing her attention both on the artistic side as well as on the technical side of the competition routines. She became an Elite Judge for Hip Hop International in 2014 and is currently is the judge director of Hip Hop International in Italy, Brazil and UK.


New Style Hip Hop emerged with the rise of hip hop choreography in music videos. Dancers alternately move through and hit the music’s beats and typically utilize their flexibility and isolate specific body parts. With the fundamental hip hop techniques as guidelines, they can learn how to freestyle with musicality, at the same time stay true to the hip hop genre.


Margherita Vasselli will hold classes every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 4 pm to 6 pm at Ballet Philippines Studio One starting April 8 until May 2. A special master class for choreographers will be held on May 9.


The Ballet Philippines Dance School (BPDS) is the professional training ground of the country’s most promising young talents in dance. With a unique curriculum that encompasses various dance styles and techniques, the systematized method and approach to instruction takes highly into account children’s anatomy and psyche at various ages and levels so that the training is physically safe, technically effective and artistically enriching for students of all ages.


Connect to the Ballet Philippines Dance School online through the following social media networks:


Twitter:                @balletph

Instagram:          @ccpdanceschool




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