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  • My name is Junious Brickhouse.

  • In Urban Artistry I serve as the founder and executive director. When we first started

  • the Urban Artistry project, I was simply a mentor of a few people, few talented people.

  • And now I help maintain the day-to-day [operations], and I'm the motivator and I'm the proud guy

  • who sits back and watches everyone do their thing.

  • I think it's very important to teach something from a perspective of, 'hey these are the

  • people who taught it to me, so I'm going to pass it on to you.' And that's basically what

  • we do.

  • Come on now, show some support.

  • We found there are communities of people who don't have those opportunities. They don't

  • get to learn from American artists, and American artists don't get to go there to teach them.

  • We got a chance to visit Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban and there we worked with undeserved

  • communities as well. This program was unique in that we were there to teach young people

  • how a style of dance that we do called house dance is influenced by movement that they're

  • very familiar with. And they were surprised to know that they had relevance. They were

  • trying to be me, and I was like, "I'm trying to be y'all, I'm trying to do what you're

  • doing."

  • Currently, I'm working to make sure that my team are well rounded ambassadors of urban

  • dance culture.

  • Don't take that from her! Don't take that from her!

  • My culture doesn't have a time limit, just will keep on going, so my future is large.

My name is Junious Brickhouse.

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