The Hiplet Ballerinas are a performance group based out of the Chicago Multi-Cultural Dance Center in the USA.
Hiplet™ was created by Artistic Director Homer Hans Bryant & evolved from the "Rap Ballet" of the 1990's. Specifically designed to make Ballet accessible to all people, Hiplet™ is a fusion between classical pointe technique, Hip-Hop, and a variety of other dance styles.
Training - Summer Intensive
A lot of people ask - how do I become a Hiplet Ballerina? Or how do I get my child involved? It all starts with training, and a great time to train is at a summer intensive program.
Hiplet Ballerinas train in a variety of styles, and most of the dancers got their start as students of the Chicago Multi-Cultural Dance Center (CMDC). CMDC is holding a 4 week summer intensive for ages 9 & up from July 5 - 29. Through a fun and challenging curriculum, students enhance their ballet technique while exploring the various dance styles of hip hop, modern, contemporary, and more.
Click here for more information! We hope to see you there this summer!
In 2019 and early 2020, the Hiplet company completed over 30 full length performances in the US, selling out venues in Illinois, Florida, Texas, Washington state and more! Now booking performances for the Fall 22 and Spring 23 season!
Hiplet is also available to perform at festivals, galas, corporate and private events.
For theatrical booking please contact ECE Touring:
For other booking please fill out the contact form at the bottom of this page
We are so grateful for everyone's help and support since the COVID lockdowns of March 2020. And while we are so fortunate to have the support of multiple grants, we're still a long way from being back to 100%
We still need your help to sustain our operations.
Donations can be made specifically for this purpose via PayPal .
Any amount is greatly appreciated. All donations are fully tax deductible. The Hiplet Ballerinas are a part of the Chicago Multi-Cultural Dance Center, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization.
c/o Chicago Multicultural Dance Center
47 West Polk Street Suite 100-105
Chicago, IL 60605
Please fill out the contact form for more information about booking the Hiplet Ballerinas.
For more information on training to become a Hiplet Ballerina, visit the website of Chicago Multicultural Dance Center