INSTRUCTORS

Trained professionals

CHRIS "City"Eagleton
Breakin
Time Machine (Junior Team)
New Expo (Adult team)
The Flashback (PG Team)

Chris "City" Eagleton, is the founder of Break City dance program and a member of world renown break crew "Illmask".
He has been breaking for over 15 years, (began in 1998) and has had the opportunity to perform and compete all over North America.
In 2006 his crew, Illmatic Styles, took 1st place at the Just for Laughs International Break Competition “The Battle”. In 2007, they were chosen to perform on the hit TV reality series America’s Got Talent, making it among the the top 35 acts. Later that year, they represented Canada in the World Hip Hop Championships in the world finals in Los Angeles, California.


Chris has received multiple awards in his career on both a competition and performance level. One award being Canada’s Top B-boy Crew. And another in 2009, MTL Bboying presented Chris with the Best Bboy in Montreal award.

TIFF CHEN
Party Grooves
All ages
The Flashback (PG Team)
New Expo (Adult Team)
Time Machine (Junior Team)
Mom/Dad Squad (Parents Team)

Tiffany's passion and love was discovered in 2002 when she began training in various street styles such as: Hip Hop, House, Waacking and Stomp - learning from some of the biggest pioneers and mentors in the scene: Natasha "Tash" Jean Bart, Alexandra "Spicey" Landé, Dazl St Louis, Nedge "Blak Kat" Valme, Chanda Holmes and Sabrina Del Duca. 7 years later, when deciding to persue a Business Administration degree and a Fashion Design degree - her studio life was put on hold for a few years until Break City came into her life. Now bringing back the funk and the FUN into the studio scene, by sharing, inspiring and teaching the history and culture of dance to the new generation. At the end of the day, her end goal is for her students to express themselves through dance, have FUN and stay funky!!

ERIN "Airbear" LEBLANC
Breaking
Beginner 3-4/5-7/8-11 yrs old
Intermediate
The Come Up (Junior Team)
Mom/Dad Squad (Parent Team)

Erin LeBlanc aka Bgirl Airbear is an all styles dancer who has been dancing since the early age of 7. She started off as one of the original members of Kidzact. An all styles dance studio from her home town of Yarmouth Nova Scotia. Erin was part of Kidzact’s top performance team, ProCrew. With ProCrew Erin won many competition titles and performed at many major events such as the Canada games. She also had the honor of representing her home province in a national talent competition. At 14 Erin began teaching and choreographing classes and teams of her own. Up to date she has taught students of all ages and has even won awards for her choreography. Currently Erin is continuing to expand her dance knowledge by training and being a member of the faculty with Break City. She is also a member of the Break City competitive team: New Expo. Erin may dabble in many other dance styles, but she will always consider herself a Bgirl first. She hopes that she is able to pass along her knowledge and experience to her students, so that they may follow their dreams as well.

JULIEN "Get Loose" CLOUTIER
Breaking + Hustle
Power Hour 2
Power Hour 3
The Hustle

Julien “Get Loose” Cloutier’s dance journey began in 2008 after he was introduced to breaking while in high school, he then signed up for a 3 month class with Bboy City after which he would continue to practice and hone his skills. Throughout his experience with breaking, Julien would find a home within the Goof Troop crew and take part in various dance battles, performances as well as workshops. In 2013, the partner dance known as the Latin Hustle caught his attention and he has been an avid practitioner of the style since. Always striving to push his craft further whether it be in styles of dance or the art of teaching itself, Julien finds inspiration in his friends, the various communities he is a part of and the constant re-discovery within his own craft(s). In 2016, Julien obtained a Bachelors in Education and applies the knowledge and practices he acquired in university to ensure his students can enjoy a fun and engaging experience while always pushing their skills further.

IGNATIUS "Hype" CHAN
Breaking
Beginner/Inter 12+ years old

"Dancing is for girls", he thought for the longest time. That's until he discovered the art of bboying in high school. Ever since he had seen a street performance, he has fallen in love with what turned out to be even more than just a hobby. Influenced and inspired by many dancers of all styles, he tries to embody one of hip hop's core dogmas "Each one teach one". Continuously learning from his students, he strives to be able to bring out their full potential with hard work and dedication, but most importantly with a lot of fun and energy.

 

TAYLOR "Tales" YEUNG
Hustle
 
 

Taylor Yeung, also known as Tales, started dancing at a very young age and has had ten years of classical ballet training when she was living in Hong Kong. At the age of seventeen, she was introduced to hip hop which sparked her interest in street dance and led her to begin taking regular hip hop classes at a local dance studio. In 2012, she moved to Montreal for university. She was accepted into Studio de Danse Montreal-Paris' competitive dance troupes, MPress and MP'z, that went on and won various dance competitions throughout Quebec. However, it was through joining the community of McGill Student Street Dancers (MSSD) in 2013 that she was exposed to the Montreal street dance community and found two styles that she absolutely loves: waacking and hustle, learnt from Axelle “Ebony” Munezero and Yvon “Crazy Smooth” Soglo respectively. Taylor enjoys experimenting with various concepts in her waacking and has a drive to create and style different patterns in hustle. As an independent dancer, Taylor has performed as a backup dancer for Rime Salmi's Montreal show in 2015. In the same year, along with Krystina Dejean and Fanny Ourse, they started their own crew, Savage Queens, with the goal of training together for the betterment of their own dancing, and won their first talent show together at the 2016 Monnaie Money Talent Show. Taylor currently lives in Montreal and continues to pursue her passion by performing, training, battling and creating in various dance styles.

DJ JON RIST
DJing
Beginner / Intermediate
 

Jonathan began his career as a hip-hop DJ/Turntablist for local Montreal acts. Having opened for KRS-ONE, Wu-Tang,Obie Trice, Guru, and others, Jonathan quickly fell in love with the performance side of DJing. The world of Hip-Hop DJing inevitably led into sound production which Jonathan still undergoes today under the alias ‘Morbin’, composing music for various online licensing catalogues.

Jonathan works as a high school teacher for the Lester B. Pearson school board and continues to offer workshops both to the private and public sector.

With a background in education and experience working with youth, Jonathan brings patience, lucidity, and enthusiasm towards instruction. Combining music and instruction is the perfect convergence of professions for Jonathan.

He also likes long walks on the beach and peeling bananas in the dark on his spare time.

ZACK "Flight" VAN GILS
Breaking
Beginner 3-4/5-7/8-11 yrs old
 

Zack or Zuk as the kids like to call him has been breaking since 2010. He was in one of the original classes back at the YMCA on brunswick and hasn't stopped since. The name "Flight" was given to him by his long time mentor and friend, Chris "City" Eagleton. It was given to him for his massive fly-rolls and explosive style. He prides himself in letting the the beat do the work and that has allowed him to achieve many successful (and crazy) years at Break City.

During these years at Break City he has won various competitions with the New Expo crew. Such as Hit The Floor, Reprezent and many others. He also won the first Fantastic 4 battle held at Break City and has participated in many other ones around the city.

Throughout the year when he's not competing you can catch him and his crew at many different events such as Canada day, St. Jean Baptiste; They can also be seen busking at Monkland street festival, Ribfest and many more.

But one of the things he is best known for is his teaching abilities. Most of his classes and workshops are with young kids because he basically is one himself. They love him because he loves what he does, he is passionate, patient and fun and that helps to keep the kids intrigued.

Without him Break City would probably have a few extra shirts and hoodies but without Break City, who knows where he'd be.

DAVID "DVD" MICHEL
Breaking
Power Hour 1
Beginner / Intermediate
 

In his childhood, David played sports like soccer and basketball but it wasn’t something he was really into. He wanted more than just to play a sport but didn’t know where to start.

It was in high school that he discovered breaking as an after school activity taught by Omegatron. He took his classes for 2 years, but when he got into college, he couldn't manage his time for dancing and he unfortunately stopped.

He got back into it when he went to the JFL Battle seeing dancers he used to watch on videos. From this day he never stopped dancing and now teaches our young generation and transmits his passion for this art form.

For David, breaking gives him courage, determination and a better self-esteem. His journey through breaking brought him to the U.S, Hong Kong, France and the Netherlands. By travelling he's learned how to become not only a better dancer but a better person too.

J-STYLES
Popping & Party Grooves
 

Born and raised in Montreal, Mukoma-K. Nshinga also known as “J. Style” made his first encounter with urban dance at the age of seven. He developed great feelings for the art form as his mentor taught him his first dance moves. Soon enough, he began practicing B-Boying, a popular style among youths in his neighborhood. Acclaimed films of the urban world such as “You Got Served”, “Honey”, “Take the Lead” and “Step Up” motivated him at a young age to pursue this path with the goal of eventually featuring in similar productions.

This same motivation encouraged J. Style to follow his quest of urban dances. Consequently, he came across his now beloved style, Popping (dance focused on muscular contraction and robotic as well as illusionary movements). Once discovered, he enrolled for dance classes under many Montreal pioneers such as DKC Freeze, SevenStarr, MonstaPop and many others.

During the last two years [2015 & 2016], J. Style has spent his summers perfecting his craft by travelling to Europe. In fact, he flew twice to Amsterdam to participate in the most prominent urban dance festival, Summer Dance ForEver. This event establishes an international platform where the elite and the most fervent dance amateurs gather and compete against each other. J. Style reached the best 50 dancers on his first attempt. He then made it to the best 12 out of more than 150 contestants of different origins the following year.

DINGO
Beginner / Intermediate
 

It was back in 1996 that Dingo was 1st introduced to breaking by his basket-ball teammate "H-Man" showing off his moves in the high-school hallways on recess. After exchanging some tips and tricks Dingo began to rise on the summits of Montreal's breaking scene, with the help of 1st crew "Illusion Breakers". A year or two later, Tactical Crew (one of two of Montreal's notorious crew at the time) decided to create a new division and bring light to some of their students by forming this new squad called RedMask Crew. It was then that Dingo gain a new family. For many years, following this new alliance, a wave of terror was felt from their rivals and "no mercy" was their mentality.. on and off the battlefield. Crushing everything on their path, they gained admiration of many. Only one other Crew had what it took to stop RedMask's mojo, but defeat was no option. That crew had to take an offer they couldn't refuse... Unite or perish. It was at that moment that "ILLMatic Styles" knew... that - l'union fait la force - and decided to join forces. The rest is history!

*side note - Dingo has danced abroad & locally for many companies, battled solo & with crew numerous amount of times and has choreographed many times solo & in collaboration... Here's a few mention: Rubberbandance Group - Solid State Breakdance - Destins Croisés - Foward Movements - RedBull King of the Ring - War is War - Who's Hungry?! - City vs City - Hip Hop 360 - 100Lux *

Scramblelock
Locking

Zack or Zuk as the kids like to call him has been breaking since 2010. He was in one of the original classes back at the YMCA on brunswick and hasn't stopped since. The name "Flight" was given to him by his long time mentor and friend, Chris "City" Eagleton. It was given to him for his massive fly-rolls and explosive style. He prides himself in letting the the beat do the work and that has allowed him to achieve many successful (and crazy) years at Break City.

During these years at Break City he has won various competitions with the New Expo crew. Such as Hit The Floor, Reprezent and many others. He also won the first Fantastic 4 battle held at Break City and has participated in many other ones around the city.

Throughout the year when he's not competing you can catch him and his crew at many different events such as Canada day, St. Jean Baptiste; They can also be seen busking at Monkland street festival, Ribfest and many more.

But one of the things he is best known for is his teaching abilities. Most of his classes and workshops are with young kids because he basically is one himself. They love him because he loves what he does, he is passionate, patient and fun and that helps to keep the kids intrigued.

Without him Break City would probably have a few extra shirts and hoodies but without Break City, who knows where he'd be.

TEACHER ASSISTANTS

JAY

SWIFTY

LUCAS

SPECIAL GUESTS
Party dance, Locking, House, Popping, Rocking, etc.
 

DAZL

SPICEY

TASH

QUANTALOCK

LEAH MCFLY

AFTERNOON

BUSY-ROC

APACHAPOU-LILOCK

TREKLOCK

BOOMBEAST