KEN SWIFT- EDUCATION

KEN SWIFT TEACHING & PRESENTATIONS

SELECTED TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2013 to present: Master classes, lectures and discussions at Street Dance Teacher 

Training Camps in Poland, Czech Republic and China, including 

intensives at studios in Switzerland, Taiwan, Mexico, Japan, Chile, Czech 

Republic, Columbia, Turkey, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, 

France, Germany, Ukraine, Russia and the USA. 

2012: Master classes and lectures at York University and McMaster 

University, Canada

2012: Master classes, lectures and judging at various International dance 

schools and Hip Hop World Championships.

2011: Program Director, Beat Breakers, a non-profit organization that teaches 

Breaking Fundamentals in after school programs at multiple schools in 

New York City.

2010-2013:  Weekly Breaking Fundamentals Master Classes at PMT Dance 

Studios, NYC, NY

2010: Master Class Intensive Series at Peridance Dance Studios, NYC, NY

2010: Pioneers Intensive, 2-week long teacher trainings for advanced dance 

educators, Sadler’s Wells, London, UK 

2010: Pioneers Intensive, 2-week long teacher trainings for advanced dance 

educators, Edinburgh Festival Theater, Edinburgh, Scotland 

2009: Pioneers Intensive, 2-week long teacher trainings for advanced dance 

educators, Sadler’s Wells, London, UK009: Master Class Intensive Series at Peridance Dance Studios, NYC, NY

2005-09: Founder & Director of Ken Swift’s School of Hip Hop Fundamentals at 

Breaklife Studios in Brooklyn, NY 

2008-09 Ongoing weekly Master Classes at Peridance Dance Studios, NYC 

2008-09: Ongoing weekly Guided Practices at Wadleigh High School, NYC

 

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS 

March 2013: "Style Wars 30th Anniversary Screening" talk back with Henry 

Chaulfant as part NY Library of Performing Arts series, MUSIC OF 

NEW YORK

August 2011: “Ken Swift: Breaking over Three Decades” Artist Talk Series, Lecture for 

the Holualoa Foundation for Arts & Culture, Holualoa, HI

May 2010: “Ken Swift in Conversation with Joe Schloss,” Hip Hop Humanities 

Series, Hip Hop Theater Fest, Tisch School of the Arts, New York 

University, NYC

May 2009: “Super Dynamite Soul: Rock at Brooklyn Sole” Panel on The Rock Film 

Screening, Sadler’s Wells, London, England

May 2009: “Super Dynamite Soul: Rock at Brooklyn Sole” Panel on The Rock Film 

Screening, Ediburgh, Scotland

March 2009: “History of the Rock”, Hosted panel on Rock Dance with pioneer 

dancers, Brooklyn, NY 

Jan-Dec 2009: “Classic Styles: Legends of the Rock” Series, curated & mediated 

Panels, Lectures, Demonstrations and Workshops featuring pioneer 

dancers from neighborhoods in NYC, Breaklife Studios, Brooklyn, NY

April 2009: “Super Dynamite Soul: Rock at Brooklyn Sole” Panel on The Rock Film 

Screening, Brooklyn, NY

July 2008: “Classic Styles: Breaking & the Rock” Red Bull's Beat Riders Camp, 30 

of the top dancers from around the world participated in this one-week 

program in all major aspects of urban dance including skills, history and 

business, Upstate NY