About us

Breakin' Convention represents the origins and evolution of hip hop culture from around the world and around the corner

Breakin’ Convention is committed to celebrating, elevating and supporting hip-hop dance theatre. Spearheaded by the ubiquitous Jonzi D, we work with the most respected, innovative and inspirational artists. Through our world-renowned international festival, professional development, youth projects and educational programme we seek to position hip-hop dance alongside more historically established artforms.

Breakin’ Convention are based at and supported by Sadler’s Wells.

We are a continually evolving organisation and since the birth of our festival in 2004 we have grown to encompass a range of events and services.

Breakin’ Convention (Festival and Tour), Pioneers, Open Art Surgery, Future Elements and Back to the Lab are all key projects in our calendar.

Our core values include profiling the world’s elite hip-hop performers, nurturing UK-based talent, exploring the possibilities of hip-hop dance theatre, educating on the foundations of hip-hop dance and engaging with children and young people.


Contact Breakin' Convention

Breakin’ Convention
Sadler’s Wells

Rosebery Avenue

Tel: 020 7863 8214

Fax: 020 7841 0305
Email: info@breakinconvention.com

Jonzi D, Artistic Director
Emma Ponsford
, General Manager
Peter Maniam
, Projects Manager
Michelle Norton
,Assistant Producer
Dave Barros
, Digital Communications Officer


Sadler's Wells is supported by Arts Council England
Sadler's Wells Trust Ltd: Registered charity number 279884 VAT number 649178496