Physical Activity Champion: JP Omari
In May 2022 I created a set of images for 'The Physical Activity Champions' for Brighton & Hove City Council's citywide consultation to find out how they can better support people in Brighton & Hove to move more and enjoy being active for life. More info here.
JP Omari is a multi-award winning Hip Hop dancer, teacher and choreographer who has worked hard and extensively to become one of the leading and widely respected Hip Hop dance figures in the UK.
As a professional dancer, he has entertained audiences across 5 continents and worked with chart topping artists such as Sean Paul, Dizzee Rascal and Orbital. JP became the UK’s first bboy (breaker) to take part in a reality TV dance show, when he took part and became a semi-finalist in the BBC’s Strictly Dance Fever in 2006.
JP has created a dance community in the city of Brighton & Hove where his name is synonymous with dance. He has nurtured and trained dancers who have firmly established themselves in the dance industry internationally. He has 25+ yrs experience in teaching dance to all ages and owns one of the most successful streetdance schools in the UK - Streetfunk. Streetfunk dancers have won countless South Coast, South East, Southern, UK, European and World streetdance championship titles.
JP has also created a successful and award winning fitness brand - FunkFit -the Number 1 and only dance fitness class in the world which, at its core, uses Funk, Soul, Disco and Motown music. With FunkFit, JP entered the fitness world and, within a short amount of time, he is regarded as one of the top fitness presenters in the UK.
JP knows no boundary and is intent on spreading his love and passion of dance, energy and fun worldwide.