MEET THE FAMILY
The Home Team
Richard AndriesSenior Hiphop Instructor
Harman BawejaSenior Hiphop Instructor
Jordan DesharnaisHiphop Instructor
Deejay Ness (they/them)Hiphop Instructor
Katherine BurrowsHiphop Instructor
Sakshi KaurHiphop Instructor
Kassie HopkinsHiphop Instructor
Stacey AbdellaStudio Director
Lukas LockOwner | Senior Hiphop Instructor
Greyce ThibaultHiphop Instructor
Chris HammerHiphop Instructor
Richard Andries has become one of the key driving forces within the Hip Hop dance scene in Edmonton and across Alberta. With his high energy classes and his passion for the art, he continues to share his vision of the positivity of hip hop culture in everyday life.
His personal style is heavily influenced by the foundation of hip hop dancing; popping, locking, breaking, house and newer forms such as Krump, and Street. Richard continues to sharpen his skills training with North America’s finest and lives with the motto that you are always a student of the dance.
Richard also recently returned from a tour across Europe with Urban Metropolis, and 4 Korners the Toronto Raptor’s official DJ’s. Richard has also accompanied Canadian stars Kayle and Gary Beals as a background dancer. With his dynamic style and energetic choreography Richard maintains the true techniques of hip hop including Popping, Locking, Breaking, Tutting and more. This year Richard traveled to Detroit with the Xtreme Dance Convention Faculty. There he assisted Bradley Rapier of the “Groovaloos”, and was along side of some of Americas finest choreographers including Liz Ramos, Brian Friedman and many more. Richard is currently teaching throughout Alberta and preparing for a dance tour across China with Spice Productions. He continues to train, perform and teach with North America’s finest.
Richard is the Owner of Represent Dance which is known to be one of the top Street Dance Competitions in the Province.
Credits and training
Chris Brown, Ludacris,Boyz II Men, Ashanti, 112, Ginuwine, The Game, Snoop Dogg, Nelly Furtado, Kardinal, Choclair, Gary Beals, In Essence, Massari, and Shawn Desman
Harman Baweja is a Dancer/Choreographer with a very unique style of movement. His choreography can best be described as sharp and controlled movements with heavy emphasis on ‘Animation’ technique combined with innovative movement. Harman’s classes are focused on in-depth training on technique mixed with a positive and fun atmosphere to learn in!
Harman continues to improve and sharpen his talents through further training and hard work. His goal is to inspire and be inspired in every class he teaches and takes!
Madd Chadd (LXD, Step up), Boppin Andre (Original founders of ‘Animation’ dance), Shaun Evaristo (Principal dancer for Justin Bieber), Lyle Beniga (Principal dancer for Usher and Justin Timberlake
Opening acts: Chris Brown, Ginuwine, Snoop Dogg, Akon, Fabulous, K-Ci and JoJo, Massari and ABDC winners The Jabbawockeez, 2014
1st Place recipients at the Canadian Hip hop Championships with 3rd Street Beat Crew
Performance on National TV show ‘Zoink’d’ on YTV Canada
Toured in Mainland China with an all Canadian based production called HHSML (hip hop saved my life).
Taught & performed in: Spain, China, India, Cuba, Las Vegas, Chicago, LA and all over Canada.
I have always had a passion and love for dancing, I started dancing (hip-hop) at just 8 years old – so it has always been a big part of my life. I started competing out of Art of Dance in St. Albert until I was about 13 years old while also doing shows like Santa’s Kidz and Hip Hop for Hope out of 3rd Street Beat. Doing those shows made me decide to switch studios to 3SB and strictly train in just Hip-Hop.
At 15 years old I joined an all-female dance crew “Bad b*$# Mentality”. We danced in ‘ The Outlawz” music video, won 3rd place at Artists Emerge ’14, performed at various venues , opened for “Kirko Bangz”, opened for Jay Sean, etc.
About 2 years after I was asked to be a part of a select group/company called “NXG Company”. I trained for 4 years with the group where we competed at World Of Dance Vancouver, danced in “ Looking for Somebody- John Dough’s music video,” won 2nd place at Artists Emerge and 1st place at Represent Street Dance Competition.
In 2013, BBM, White Chocolate and 3SB dance crews joined together to create “Yegrbombs Dance Crew”. We trained and competed for a year and a half together taking on World of Dance Vancouver and local competitions.
Deejay Ness (they/them)
Deejay loves to share their knowledge and passion for dance with students of all ages, and holds the philosophy that dance class is about expressing the love of music and movement – we dance because it is fun! Their goal is to help their students gain confidence and strength both inside and outside the studio.
Deejay specializes in animation and robotics, but trains in many different dance styles including Old School, New School, Popping, Locking, House, Krump, Whacking, and Melbourne Shuffle. Their training has allowed them to compete in World of Dance Edmonton, Seattle and Arizona, represent Canada at the 2016 IDO Street Dance Championships in Graz, Austria, and they now performs on the Edmonton Eskimos’ Hype Team.
Katherine has been a dance professional in the Calgary arts community for over 15 years. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Dance with Distinction from the University of Calgary, and has trained in Toronto, Vancouver, New York, London UK and Tokyo. Katherine has performed professionally with Decidedly Jazz Danceworks, Elektra Dance Company, The Calgary Spurs, House of Dangerkat, Groove Academy, Shine Ensemble, and toured China with the production Dragonfly Cafe.
As a choreographer, Katherine has created work for numerous competitions, studios, stage productions and multiple international touring productions. She specializes in urban styles and is a director of illFX Entertainment and Education based out of Calgary. Katherine is passionate about the development of local artists and the importance of the performing arts in Canada.
Sakshi is a dancer and choreographer from Calgary, Alberta. She specializes in street choreography, where her style is primarily inspired by hip hop. She has been teaching at illFX Education for 4 years, choreographing for various competitive crews. She has competed, and has had her work featured, in competitions such as the Peak Invitational, Artists Emerge, The View, Represent, and Monsters.
Kassie has 27 years of dance experience and 10 years of teaching experience. She is no stranger to the studio…she first started training with 3rd Street Beat back in 2006. She’ll be continuing her training in the Adult Street and Fierce classes. She has been teaching the Funky Tots program at 3SB and their affiliated partners for the past four years. You’ll find her at the dance competitions, Artists Emerge and Represent Street Dance where she is the Front of House Manager.
Most of her time is spent at home with her husband, her eight-year son and their hairless cat. When Kassie is not busy being a mom, she’s in school completing two different programs, Interior Design and Fashion Design. She aspires to be a lifestyle designer when she graduates from the two programs. You’ll almost always find her in her studio/office crafting, creating and bringing her ideas to life.
Kassie is so excited to continue to be a part of the 3SB family. 3SB has always been her home away from home.
Luke, aka Lukas Lock, is the co-founder and executive director of 3rd Street Beat Studios: Edmonton’s leading all Hip Hop dance studio. He is also the Managing Director of the 3SB Creative Youth Centre which is home to many performing arts, fitness & sports companies including 3SB.
Luke has created, choreographed and produced some of Canada’s top Hip Hop and street Dance events including the Hip Hop For Hope Benefit Series 9 years running, the Artists Emerge national dance competition, Dancers Paradise competition in Mexico & G2 Entertainment that hosts innovative and cutting edge dance workshops and performances across Canada. in 2011, Lukas co-wrote, directed, produced and choreographed the Hip Hop Saved my Life dance production that toured Mainland China for 30 days as the first Canadian hip hop company. In 2014, he performed with his 3SB crew on Carnival Cruise lines across the Mexican Riviera. He has taught workshops and performed with his crew 3SB in in Las Vegas, Spain, China, Korea, the US and all over Canada spreading the message of Peace, love, unity and having fun
Competitively he and the 3SB crew have won two years in a row at the Canadian National Hip hop championships in Montreal and represented Canada in HHI Las Vegas in the semi finals both years.
Credits and Training
Opened for Boys 2 Men, Shawn Desman, Massari, Ginuwine, Chris Brown, and 112…
Trained under: Electric Boogaloos Suga Pop and Poppin Pete as well as the Originality Lockers, Madd Chadd with LXD and pioneer of animation dance, Boppin Andre. Hip Hop trained under Buddha Stretch, Link and Caleaf with Elite Force.