Darrio Phillips

Street Dance Instructor

Certificate IV youth work
Introduced Street Dance to Australia

Darrio Phillips came to Australia from the United States in 1981 and introduced street and hip hop dance to this country, setting up one of the first street dance schools. This resulted in him becoming famous for his individual performances and with other dancers, groups and choreographers. He is known as ‘The Godfather of Street Dance’ and promotes ‘peace, love and unity in dance’.

As a performer and entertainer in this edgy street dance and music culture, his appeal was naturally with youth who were itching to learn this new and cool culture. As the years have moved forward Darrio’s performance has evolved into teaching and mentoring – particularly focussing on disadvantaged youth.