Tobi Omoteso is an internationally acclaimed Nigerian/Irish B-boy (Breakin’ /Breakdancer) and Hip-Hop Freestyle dancer, training at Broadway Dance Centre, West Bronx, New York and Breakbeat Dance Studios, Waterford, Ireland. Tobi has been dancing for over 20 years and supports the foundations of this dynamic and Influential dance form with his B-boy crew – RECESSION SQUAD NINJAS. Tobi is the curator and director of the hugely popular TOP 8 STREET DANCE BATTLE that brings together the best of Irish and International Street dancers and Hip-hop artist to existing and new audiences – now heading into its 8th year, the event has been part of Dublin Dance Festival since 2016.
As a dance facilitator Tobi has designed and delivered youth programmes teaching in schools, youth groups and established dance organizations. He has brought his knowledge of Hip-Hop and breakin’ culture into a wide variety of youth and academic contexts.
As a choreographer and performer, Tobi’s work has been presented across Ireland, including at Dublin Dance Festival, WHAT NEXT Dance Festival Limerick, Cork Midsummer Festival, Glór Dance Platform, Co. Clare; Waterford Sproí Festival, Irish Arts Center, (New York); Eva Bienial International Contemporary Arts Festival, SODEA Festival, 1916 Easter Rising Commemorations in Croke Park (TG4 & Tyrone Production LAOCHRA), Dancer from the Dancer Festival of Irish Choreography, Bloodlines, RTE’s Commissioned I am Ireland, WHEN I VISUAL Carlow. On screen he has performed on SKY One’s Got to Dance, hit US TV series Penny Dreadful and in numerous music videos and commercials.