Drew Dollaz is a pioneer of flexing, a Brooklyn-based genre of street dance also referred to as bone breaking, which is characterized by rhythmic contortionist movements. A self-taught dancer, Dollaz’ signature work blends flexing with other genres of movement, including ballet, to create a transcendent hybrid of movement artistry.
Dollaz has performed and partnered with a broad range of artists and brands, including Madonna, Rihanna, Skrillex, Red Bull, Sony, Aloft Hotels, and Billboard. His performances on Madonna’s MDNA tour in 2012 marked the first time flexing appeared on the world stage. Next Level Squad, a New York City collective of flexing dancers in which Dollaz performs and choreographs, has garnered more than a million views on YouTube and has been featured on shows including The Breakin’ Convention, and America’s Got Talent.
He choreographed and performs in The Just and The Blind, a collaboration with composer Daniel Bernard Roumain and spoken word artist BAMUTHI. Commissioned by Carnegie Hall, the work premiered to a sold out audience at Carnegie in March 2019. The evening length piece has since been presented at the Kennedy Center’s opening festival for The REACH and continues to tour across the US. Dollaz stars in ABOUT FACE, an award-winning short film produced by Sozo & directed by Yoram Savion of YAK Films, and looks forward to the release of his acting debut in a feature length film.
Movement For Human Rights, a component of Dollaz’ newest work #IMPERFECT, was performed to an audience of more than 70,000 at Budapest’s Sziget Festival in 2019. #IMPERFECT is currently in creative development and will premiere in 2020.
Arts education and youth empowerment are core tenets of Dollaz’ work and he currently mentors young dancers and gives master classes around the world, most recently at the Kennedy Center for participants ranging from ages 5 through 70.