In addition to directing this film, Ana “Rokafella” Garcia is a NYC native who has represented women in Hip-hop dance professionally over the past two decades. She co founded Full Circle Prod Inc- NYC’s only non profit Break Dance Theater company with her husband veteran Bboy Kwikstep generating theater pieces, original poetry and NYC based dance related events. She performs music based on her experiences growing up in Hip-hop’s Mecca and has had her poetry published in a Bronx Poets anthology. She is hired internationally to judge Break dance competitions based on her mastery of the classic Hip-hop dance style and she teaches unique workshops aimed at celebrating its roots and history. She has worked within the NYC public school system exposing young students to the possibility of a career in dance.
Presently an adjunct professor at The New School and a DANCE NYC Annual Symposium planning committee member. In May of 2017 she launched Shiroka– a T shirt fashion line with Shiro a Japanese grafitti writer. She has been featured in pivotal Rap music videos, tours, film and commercials as well as choreographed for diverse festivals/ concerts such as Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Momma’s Hip-hop Kitchen and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Rokafella is a multi faceted Hip-hop artist who references street and Latino culture as her foundation.