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Tue, Oct 19


Ripley-Grier Studios

King Kayak X Charles Espinoza Collab Class

First Collab Class Ever! Dancehall Meets Reggaeton

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King Kayak X Charles Espinoza Collab Class
King Kayak X Charles Espinoza Collab Class

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Oct 19, 2021, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave 16th floor, New York, NY 10018, USA


About the event

The collab you didn’t know you needed! Pure fire🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥This class is going to be filled with nothing but great energy and a whole lot of fun! King Kayak & Charles Espinoza pulling up to give you some full out vibes!!!! A whole class filled with versatility and style!

Charles EspinozaCharles Espinoza was introduced to dance by his cousin in Brazil at the age of 15. Fascinated by the art form, Charles signed up for a Hip-Hop class at a local gym and hasn’t stopped dancing since. With dance coming naturally to him, Charles jumped right into professional training in styles such as poppin’, lockin’, house, waacking, breaking, street jazz, and hip hop. He has had the pleasure to train under such renowned industry names as Alicia Keys choreographer Luam, and other choreographers such as Tanisha Scott, Rhapsody, and Brian Nicholson. He has performed nationally and internationally in some of the most popular live and recorded shows, including “NBA All Star Game” with Arianna Grande, “EPura Commercial” with the latin artist Thalia, “Saturday Night Live” Cuban Christmas episode, and “Latino Night Celebration” at Madison Square Garden. From music videos such as MTV: For Fun to Dance Flick on television, Charles has done just about everything. He is currently teaching and choreographing in the New York area and training at Broadway Dance Center and several other studios. Charles’ Brazilian heritage continues to influence his dancing as his passion drives him to pursue his professional dance career in New York City and Los Angeles.

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King Kayak

A professional artist,Dancer/ Choreographer and entrepreneur born and raised in Carriacou, Grenada, West Indies, Wendell Bullen aka King Kayak started training in Dance as soon as he moved to New York City. Well versatile, Wendell has trained in Hip Hop (Breaking, Popping, Locking and Waving), Ballet, Modern, Contemporary, Jazz, Street Jazz, Salsa, African and Dancehall in NYC’s most accredited dance institutions. Those institutions include Steps on Broadway, The Door led by Anthony Rodriguez, Broadway Dance Center (via an awarded scholarship program) and an extensive ballet training program through Obediah Wright’s ballet dance intensive.

Wendell has worked with a number of industry professionals and performed at many charity events to give back to various communities; some of which hosted by Danny Glover, Dr.Oz, and Nick Cannon and Many others.

You can also see him appearing in many different Music videos, TV shows and ad campaigns for various brands. Some music videos included artists such as Janet Jackson , Farruko, Fabulous , Davido and so many others. Some of the TV shows includes; Latenight with Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Impractical Jokers, and BET to name few. He’s also been featured in ad campaigns for Brands such as Reebok, Black Pyramid , Vinci Wearable and many more.

Wendell has also done some acting in various off- broadway plays in NYC some of which were part of NYMF (New York Musical Festival) ; an annual festival held in NYC. You can catch Wendell modeling for popular brands such as Reebok and catch him traveling all over the world and teaching dance workshops through Redbull sponsorships & Dance Company; Danca Family at various IVY league universities (including Harvard, MIT, BU and Berkely College). He has also enjoyed teaching dance classes at various prestigious dance centers such as Broadway Dance Center, Peridance Capezio Center, Colgate University, Dancing Preachers International Conference, World Changers (Indiana), Movement Lifestyle (L.A.), and Millennium Dance Complex LA.

Wendell’s biggest accomplishment to date is performing for Prince William and Dutchess Kate Middleton of England when they visited The Door NYC. Wendell is a very notable, versatile and creative choreographer and teacher, holding weekly Dancehall, Hiphop, Freestyle and Breaking classes throughout the NYC tri-state area to students from the age of 3 and up since 2014. Wendell continues to show a special passion and love for Dancehall as a member of the worldwide collective of dancehall instructors and influencers known as "Danca Family” created by Redbull signee Blacka Di Danca.

Credits: Janet Jackson, Fabolous, Davido, Jeremiah Popcaan, Joey Bada$$, Raymix, UNICEF, Dr.Oz, Danny Glover, America's Got Talent, Forto Strong Coffee, Boa Kwon, Statik Selecta, Dylan Dilinjah, Vinci Hearable Headphones, NY Knicks, Reebok, Mr. Vegas, Redbull, Black Pyramid, Nickelodeon 2016 Halo Awards and many more.

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