We Don't Make Moves; We Make History

Hip Hop Choreographers' Evening


Winner of the 2014 Sage Award for Outstanding Dance Performance, 

ROOTED is a celebration of the foundations of Hip Hop. The first and only choreographers’ evening focused exclusively on dance under the Hip Hop umbrella and its roots.

Created and curated by Maia Maiden, this multifaceted show exhibits the skills and techniques of the finest choreographers in the Twin Cities. ROOTED is a high-energy performance where audience members can share space with Minnesota’s diverse hip hop community featuring old-school favorites, up-and-coming talent, and the women of Hip Hop. ROOTED is the only show of its kind that embraces the history of Hip Hop culture and, for that reason, has sold out every year since its debut.

Like kinesthetic technicians, ROOTED’s featured choreographers take the stage to illuminate this underrepresented craft. What started as a need for recognizing Hip Hop on the stage, has flourished into a community affair. Join us at ROOTED: Hip Hop Choreographers’ Evening, to learn about the foundations of Hip Hop dance and its lasting legacy.




Video Credit: AllWays film And Photography

Upcoming Performances


Special Edition

October 25, 2019


The Ordway
345 Washington Street
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102

Don't Miss This Unique Opportunity As The Ordway Presents From The Ground Up Its FIRST Celebration Of Hip Hop Culture Featuring A Special Edition of ROOTED: Hip Hop Choreographers' Evening!







David STalter Jr. AKA The Crown

Epitome No Question 

Squad 7 Kingdom 

Vasthy Anang 

Breakerz Salute featuring Abide, Azaria Evans, Del Soul, GodSent, Ian Smith & Nate Crash  

Krumperz Salute featuring Fair Warning, Girl Kaution, Kid Kaution, J. Dot Mosi, Lady Kaution, Lady Mosi, Mosi, O, Queen Gambit, Soulja O, Stain & Virgo 

Special Guest: DJ Digie 


Past Performances


ROOTED: Hip Hop Choreographers’ Evening 2018 
Wellstone Center, St. Paul, MN 
June 15-16



Al Taw'am 
Bomba Karaya Güey 
Cypher Side 
Freestylerz Salute featuring Averie Mitchell-Brown, BYZCHLN, Chynna Moua, David Stalter Jr., Mike Ingram, Nate Kay, TI10, TruSoul, Tumelo Khupe & Vortex 
Gambit Family 

Impilo Mapantsula-South Africa featuring Vusi Mdoyi, Sicelo Xaba and Sello Modiga (2018 McKnight International Choreographers) with Vasthy Anang, Destiny Anderson, Iman Siferllah-Griffin, Khadijah Siferllah-Griffin, Julian Hines, Zhane Jackson Herbert Johnson III, Maia Maiden, Aneka McMullen, Ashuna Moore, Alan Mure & Mimi Roquemore 
Kalpulli Yaocenoxtli 
New Black City 
New York Invasion featuring Kwikstep, Rokafella & Toni Blackman 
Step with Soul 
Special Guests: 
DJ Digie // Glo Pesci // Tish Jones  


Rooted: hip-hop Choreographers' Evening 2016
Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis MN
June 9-11

Photo Credit: DIGIEmade Photography


Video Credit: AllWays film And Photography




Rooted: Hip Hop Choreographers' Evening 2014
Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis MN
June 12-14


Jay Pharoah Trixx/MN Motion

Kaleena Miller Dance

Looney Tunes Crew

Ozzy Dris


Voice of Culture

With Special Guest: DJ Huh?What??

Al Taw’am

B Boy J-Sun

B Girl MonaLisa & Arturo Miles


Energy Dance Collective

Epitome No Question

EVST(Eastview Step Team) (Julian Hines) 2014 SAGE Award Nominee for Outstanding Ensemble


Rooted: Hip Hop Choreographers' Evening 2012
Patrick's Caberet, Minneapolis MN
June 22-23


MN Funkstyles

Rhythm Tappers

Obtuse Crew 2012 SAGE Award Winner for Outstanding Ensemble

Oyin Dance Collective

Praxis (Patrick Henry High School) (B Boy J-Sun)

Tempestt Pechan

Voice of Culture

With Special Guests: Erin Stellmach /// Gabrielle Samone featuring JSmooth /// Tish Jones

Amirah Sackett

Art of Dance Studio

B Boy J-Sun & Dancin' Dave

Christ Up

From Streets to Stage (Rene Thompson)

Hip Hope (Sara Kelly)

Hanna Esparza & Jae Phillips

Lily Stone

Midwest Kingdom


Rooted: Hip Hop Choreographers' Evening 2010
Patrick's Caberet, Minneapolis MN
June 18-20


Praxis (Patrick Henry High School) (B Boy J-Sun) 

Rene Thompson

Small Talk/Spread the Love

Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Arts (Amirah Sackett)

Stephanie Shapso


Viva Venzuela

Voice of Culture featuring Carnage The Executioner

Christ Up

ConsciousSpirit featuring Tish Jones

Curio Dance

Ellena Schoop

Emily Broeker & Kathleen Pender

Fatima Cocci & Debra McGee

Keane Sense of Rhythm Tap Company

Kortland Jackson & Jay Walker


Rooted: Hip Hop Choreographers' Evening 2009
Patrick's Caberet, Minneapolis MN
June 19-20


Kortland Jackson

Laddie Messing

Lily Stone

Maia Maiden

Morris Johnson

Rhythmic Circus

Voice of Culture

Xculsiive Bandiitsz

With Special Guest: King Boogaloo Tut

Amirah Sackett

Arturo Miles


B Boy J-Sun


Dancin’ Dave


HYPE (Tina Flewellyn)

Jay Walker



Maia A. Maiden
Curator & Director