Ana "Rokafella" Garcia
Ana Rockafella Garcia is a female Break dance (B girl) pioneer who began dancing in middle school with her friends for annual talent shows. After experiencing the NYC club scene of the late 80’s and being scouted to do background dancing for recording artists, she focused her energy on having a career in dance. Street performing with the Breeze Team/ Transformers gave her a solid and unique edge in her dance display. Traveling the world with Hip-hop dance pioneer and husband Kwikstep further exposed her to the reach and history of Hip-hop and became immersed in sharing its vernacular aspects. She quickly became known as a female contender in many styles such as House, Popping and Breaking not to mention the “uptown” free style of Hip-hop dance. After co founding Full Circle Prod a non profit Bronx-based dance company, she began to incorporate her poetry and vocal talents to the evening length engagements in addition to developing her choreographic and directorial skills. She was featured as a B girl in many rap music videos and appeared in a few films and work on commercial shoots as well. Internationally she is hired as an event host, dance teacher and dance contest judge as one of the few females that can hold her own in a male dominated genre. Martha Cooper asked her to contribute her story for the We B*Girlz photo book released in 2006 and she was invited to choreograph the players scene in the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 70 anniversary season of Hamlet. Presently, she is working on part 2 of her documentary about the B girl lifestyle entitled “All The Ladies Say”. She proudly references her Latino culture and its presence in Hip-hop and has performed her original music at festivals such as Momma’s Hip-hop Kitchen and NJPAC’s Alternate Routes.
Hip Hop Dance Practices