San Frandisco Judge Showcase – Tiffany “Jimini” Bong

San Frandisco Judge Showcase - Tiffany Jimini Bong!
Photo Courtesy of Tiffany Jimini Bong

She’s back y’all! And with a heart-wrenching solo, nonetheless. This solo was from the San Francisco Ball hosted last month for OG Punker, Viktor Manuel’s, birthday. White Road Films have finally released and shared the footage. If you’re not familiar with this face – well, then you should be. Tiffany “Jimini” Bong has been in the Street Dance scene for years promoting, directing, helping, and educating through internationally known groups such as Homeland and Culture Shock. She’s done countless shows, battles, and showcases. Within the past few years, she’s thrown all her energy into getting hip-hop education integrated into California’s K-12 education system through her program UniverSOUL Hip Hop – and has pretty much succeeded. At this point, it’s just a matter of continual growth. Click through to peep this amazing solo from Tiffany “Jimini” Bong.

For me, personally Jimini was one of my first teachers and one of my largest inspirations. Who I am as a dancer, educator, and person, today, is heavily affected by my relationship with her. I can’t even begin to say how much it excites me to see her get down once more. While this isn’t classically hip-hop, don’t second guess this woman. If she wanna get down to some Maxwell, she gonna get down. If you want to see more, feel free to YouTube search Tiffany Jimini Bong and Hip Hop or Locking or Waacking or Grooving or Freestyle or Choreography – trust me, plenty of videos will be popping up. She’s a legend in the making and when she came rolling through, she was clearly a force to be reckoned with. Tiffany paved the way for many women to rise up within the dance community and to be respected not just because they’re women, but because they’re just as good, if not better, than the men.

Noelle Marie

Noelle Marie is a writer and personal essayist that covers topics ranging from social justice to the Asian diaspora to hip hop and street dance. She's currently finishing up a novel covering her roots in the Philippines, and she's the dance editor at the 5th. You can also catch her at any street dance event in LA either competing, judging, or performing.

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