Stephen “Rampage” Difede is a professional choreographer and breakdancer based in Queens, New York. Originally from Brooklyn, Stephen is a member of 5 Crew Dynasty, one the most prolific dance crews on the East Coast. They are the three-time winners of the Rock Steady Crew Anniversary, a New York City-based competition. The group also won the 2013 Notorious IBE (International Breaking Event), a major hip-hop festival event based in The Netherlands. In addition to competitive breakdancing, Stephen has now turned his efforts to teaching youth in his local community of Queens and throughout the city under his program, Dynasty Breaking NYC. Stephen has volunteered his talents to Haven Kids Rock, a music program for foster care and child welfare-involved kids, for the past three years.
Anthony Pacheco is a well seasoned dancer with over 12 years of experience. Majority of his expertise lies withing the art of Breaking or “Break Dancing”. A founding member of “5 Crew Dynasty” a popular Breaking Crew from the New York Region he has dedicated most of his life to this art form, and has Traveled globally competing in breaking competitions around the world. What was once a small group started among friends in high school 5 Crew Dynasty has grown into a dance crew that has achieved many victories in the breaking scene including I.B.E champions in 2013, and two time back to back Rocksteady anniversary Champions in 2010 and 2011. Anthony has also been featured in commercial work for the Rachel Ray show’s 500th anniversary episode, The VH1 Hip Hop honor awards and the critically acclaimed off Broadway Show “Illuminate”. Anthony has lived his life by the principles of Hip-hop, “Peace, Unity, Love and having fun” while continuously seeking the globe for new knowledge in the art form that has helped him grow into the individual he has become today so that he may use this knowledge when educating his students at “Dynasty Breaking NYC”. “All I want to do is provide a positive outlet for these kids and give them the opportunity to benefit from breaking the way I have, and to have breaking impact them in such a life changing way just like it did for me”
Joan Manuel Mera-Reyes, born and raised in the Dominican Republic and New York City. Joan started dancing at a late stage at 17 years old, always knew he wanted to be really active. What started his career in dance was his gymnastics interest in High School, freshman year. He was the captain for the last two years of High school and knew her he wanted to help people reach their goals and push their limits. He began his Professional fitness journey after high school. He is a national certified Fitness Coach through N.A.S.M. for 3 years now. He is currently an Equinox Tier-3 Personal Trainer, joining a very special Elite team of trainers who receive years of schooling to reach this height of their career. As one of the mentors in Dynasty Breaking N.Y.C. he offers years of advice in the physical, mental, and disciplinary spectrum for the students to reach their goals both safely and efficiently.