Vicki Stavrinos has been a professional dancer, teacher, choreographer and businesswoman for approximately 17 years and has been sharing her knowledge and experiences with students through both dance and classroom workshops. Bam Bam Boogies is her performing dance company, specialising mostly in the preservation of Hip-Hop culture and how it has become as popular as it is today. She has been running the company for over 11 years and has been fortunate enough to perform and work alongside the biggest names in the business, including MTV, O2, ITV2, Sky 1 and many UK Festivals & Club venues, as well as winning a mentoring Business award & crowned Nations Best Dance Crew in 2012.
With the success of Bam Bam Boogies, Vicki was able to open up a purpose built studio in Essex (UK) called V Dance Studio, which enables dance enthusiasts to go and learn these cultured dance styles with her team, along with teaching other influential dance styles such as Bollywood, Zumba, House, Funk styles (Popping & Locking), Hip-Hop and much more!! Her dance background is mostly influenced by: Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Paula Abdul, Prince, James Brown and many more. Vicki has also managed to gain an Associate level qualification as a dance teacher & has represented genres of dance such as Ballroom, Latin, Freestyle & Street Dance across many dance boards (N.A.T.D, UKA & ISTD).
She has been personally trained & continues to be mentored by The Electric Boogaloos (Popping & Boogaloo) both in the USA & UK, Jeffrey Daniel (Shalamar & choreographer to Michael Jackson) and many other pioneers in the dance including The Twilight Players (Locking), Tyrone Proctor, Archie Burnett, Kumari Suraj (Waacking), The Lockers (Locking) & Elite Force (Hip-Hop). Her performance journey has seen her tour all over Asia & Europe both as an individual artist & as a part of major companies / agencies.
Vicki is more renowned nowadays for her choreographic, teaching & mentoring work, including:
Bam Bam Boogies: Artistic Director / Choreographer / Teacher / Dancer (2004 – Present Day)
IndigO2: Choreographer & Dancer for Yeka Onka (1st Nigerian Idol Winner); warm up act for
Shalamar (October 2011)
ITV2: Featured Choreographer – Bad Bridesmaid (aired August 2014)
MTV: Featured Choreographer – Fired By Mom & Dad (aired August 2015)
ITV2: Assisted Production / Choreographer – Pranksterz (aired September 2015)
I.S.T.D: Featured Dancer (representing Locking) – I.S.T.D Street Dance DVD Syllabus (October 2015)
She also works alongside School Boards, Charities, Health Clubs & Private Social Groups not only to promote the Street/Hip-Hop dance elements and offer motivational speaking, but also to encourage dance as a physical activity as well as a performing art.