OUR GUEST: BGIRL HONEY ROCKWELL
Born and raised in the South Bronx, legendary b-girl Honey Rockwell began gymnastics and dancing at the Bronx Academy of Dance at the age of 7. In her teen years, she excelled, competing in high school and club gymnastics and placing in competitions nationwide. In 1994, she began b-girling and has been a practitioner of this foundational Hip Hop dance form ever since!
Honey’s first influence was fellow dancer, Louie “New Wave” (RIP) who encouraged her to bring her skills as a gymnast to the art form of breaking. He eventually introduced her to the Hip Hop dance pioneers and legends of GhettOriginal Productions who would also become her mentors.
She was invited to perform in their legendary Hip Hop off Broadway musical “Jam on the Groove”, which debuted in NYC and went on to tour nationally and internationally. She has also been featured performer in “Madhattan” – a Hip Hop theater production based in Las Vegas. Rockwell appeared in the movie “Mannequin 2” and has been a guest on the Sharon Osbourne Show. She performed on MTV’s New Year’s Eve 2000 and at the Vh1 Fashion Awards with Cuba Gooding Jr and Kid Rock. She was an active member of both The Rock Steady Crew and Seven Gems.
Currently, she represents both Tru Essencia and Bgirl Mafia crews. Along with the the Seven Gems Crew, she participated in a US government sponsored tour teaching Hip Hop dance and performing in Brazil. Honey produced and distributed the first b-girl dance video and continues to contribute to the culture by performing and teaching workshops and master classes to the youth worldwide. In 2008 she was a dancer and actress in the video game Grand Theft Auto IV .
Honey Rockwell was an active member of the Rock Steady Crew, Seven Gems, and co-founder of Rock da Floor Productions. Along with the Seven Gems Crew, she participated in a U.S. government sponsored tour teaching hip-hop dance and performing in Brazil. Honey Rockwell produced and distributed the first Bgirl dance video.
In 2013, Honey and her legendary bboy husband, Orko, opened up Rockwell Dance Academy in Acworth, Georgia. They are so excited and blessed to be able to contribute to the culture by performing and teaching workshops, as well as master classes, to the youth worldwide.