niels storm robitzky
'Storm' started dancing as a little child, but seriously caught on to the dances B-boying, Popping and Locking at the age of 14. His first tour he did was for "Bravo Breakdancesensation 84". Soon after that, the big fashion 'Breakdance' died out. Nevertheless, he didn't stop studying styles, got connected with other B-boys and stayed creative and productive throughout the times when Breaking was considered obsolete. By 1991 his group "the Battle Squad" was one of the leading B-boy groups worldwide and thanx to them and others, the art of B-boying is so alive and strong these days. In 1991 and 1992 him and his crew Battle Squad won the "international Balle of the year". Because of the struggle in times when B-boying was out of fashion and the fact that he´s been dancing for so long, he decided to establish Hip-Hop culture in the theatre world. From 1992 on he danced with a New Yorker dance Company called 'Ghettoriginal'. He performed shows in Washington's 'Kennedy Center' and in NYC's 'Lincoln Center'. During the same period he was hosting the HipHop Magazine 'Freestyle' on the German TV channel Viva. Briefly after quitting the job in early 1996, he decided to form a dance company in his hometown Berlin, which was called the 'Storm and Jazzy Project'. With two choreographies they toured many different theaters around the world The first performance was seen in February 1997 in the "Maison de la danse" in Lyon. In times he was not dancing, he wrote on the book 'From Swipe to Storm' which came out in January 2000 and is telling the story of "Breaking" in Germany. It was only published in German.