DANCEHALL & SOCA DANCE WORKSHOPS
Michelle Bambaii a Slovakian dancer, part one of the initiators of Badd Fyah crew. Bambaii’s first dance style was hip hop, and she was trying out other street styles, but since she got in introduced to dancehall 6 years ago, she completely fell for it. In Jamaica, she also got introduced to Soca music few years ago (Soca comes from Trinidad and Tobago) and it became strong part of her everyday life and vibe. Nowadays she dedicates herself to explore the Soca music and to deepen the Dancehall knowledge.
Embracing femininity through wining to Caribbean music is one of her favorite things. Also, when it comes to Dancehall, she loves the variety of styles that Dancehall offers — male/female dances, as well as each era of Dancehall brought different energy. She not only focuses on the female dances, but also male style is very important for her.
Competitions: Winner of the DHQ title in Czech Republic 2016, winner 2vs2 Skills dem up 2017, winner of the Vienna DHQ preselections 2015.
Video appearance: first video was for the Jamaican artist Tiana, with the song title “Balance pon mi head”. You can also see her in Gmac´s video for the song “Turn back virgin”, Bay C — Bunx and Galang, Bounty Killer — Been Bad, Pato Rankings ft. Elephant Man and Konshens — Daniella whine. The latest video appearance is in the new Nicky B video — Bandit. Bambaii was performing with her crew on stage with Tiana, Baby Cham, RDX etc. Also, performed at the biggest Reggae festival in Central Europe — Uprising Reggae festival, pre-show at the concert of Busy Signal in Prague, carnival in Berlin.
Michelle is traveling and sharing her passion with the students around for example in Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, Austria, Hungary, Germany, Bulgaria, Sweden, USA. The whole Badd Fyah crew was representing and teaching dancehall at SDK 2016.
Learned about dancehall by traveling around Europe and taking workshops, learning from the creators of the dance moves, because of lack of information about the style in Slovakia. In 2015 she traveled first time to Jamaica with the purpose of learning from the roots, and exploring the island and its culture. Since then, she visited the island five times, and planning her next trip very soon.
She is currently working second season for the biggest Soca artist Machel Montano of today. As part of the Monk Dancer they tour during carnival season in Trinidad and Tobago, but also around the Caribbean and out of Caribbean for other carnivals and Soca events.