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Ladies of Hip-Hop Festival


Mission Statement


Ladies of Hip Hop Festival (LOHHF) is a nonprofit organization that provides artistic opportunities for girls & women in hip-hop culture.  Through female-powered workshops, performances, public talks, and professional development training, LOHHF is educating and cultivating hip-hop's next generation of female leaders.

In March of 2011, Ladies of Hip-Hop Festival went to Europe! In Partnership with Urban Arts & Culture of Austria and the KosmosTheater, LOHHF debuted internationally in Vienna, Austria to three evenings of sold out shows, a jam-packed panel discussion, and great workshops. It was a tremendous experience for the eight US instructors and performers, some traveling abroad for the first time ever. In the 10 days in Vienna LOHHF director, Michele Byrd-McPhee and dancers created a collaborative work with Austrian artists. 

Most recently the festival began a partnership with the Los Angeles based organization,  Versa-Style Dance Company. After years of doing work in the Hip-Hop community, Jackie Lopez aka “MISS FUNK”, Co-Founder & Artistic Director of VSD and  Michele Byrd-McPhee, Founding Director of LOHHF  teamed up for first LA edition of Ladies of Hip-Hop Festival. The two organizing giants presented a mini-version of the annual NYC festival. It was an overwhelming success!

Program Statement

Ladies of Hip-Hop Festival has been a driving force in the empowerment of girls & women in HipHop. LOHHF began as a training ground for female HipHop dancers looking for a different perspective of the dance. It quickly grew from a day of dance workshops to a week-long international festival including female DJs, Mcees, graffiti & visual artists from around the world. LOHHF has built an international tribe of girls and women supporting each other.

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Sunday, June 23, 2019 1:00pm
Everybody Dance Now!

2019 Day of Movement

Everybody Dance Now!
EDN! NY will be hosting our 2nd annual Day of Movement. The day will kick off with interactive art projects, dance performances, and end with our Jack & Jill Battle.  Students will be paired with our EDN! Team and NYC dance community leaders to battle it out. The winning student-teacher team will be given a $200 dollar cash prize. Light snacks and refreshments will be served. Date: Sunday, June…

Thursday, July 11, 2019 12:00pm
2019 Ladies of Hip-Hop Workshops

Ladies of Hip-Hop Festival Workshops

Ladies of Hip-Hop Festival
LOHH Dance Workshops  Thursday July 11th & Friday July 12th Each year an elite group of female dancers from around the world are selected to train and educate the next generation of women in the Hip Hop dance. Teaching and sharing the culture through the female perspective is essential to the growth of Hip-Hop culture. Join us for our annual dance workshops.  Location: Gibney Dance Studios 280 Broadway…

Saturday, July 13, 2019 1:00pm
Ladies Dance Battle!


Ladies of Hip-Hop Festival
LADIES BATTLE! Saturday, July 13th 2019 A One-on-One Hip-Hop, Waacking and House battle. Doors open with our stellar all-female DJ line-up is spinning hip-hop, funk, house, soul, and classics. The battle hosts international competitors intensely jockeying for a top spot. The battle winners are awarded cash prizes, gift bags, and one-year “bragging rights”. The winner can boost themselves as one…


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