Raphael Xavier

Raphael Xavier originally from Wilmington, Delaware, is an award-winning artist based in Philadelphia. A self-taught Hip-Hop dancer and Breaking practitioner since 1983, Raphael has forged an exceptional approach to improvisation. As an Innovative Movement Conceptualist, he creates new ways to expand the vocabulary of the dance form. He not only draws from the culture, but also from his visual background as a Hip-Hop magazine photographer and musical artist.