Ivan Blackstock (UK)
Ivan Blackstock of BirdGang is well respected within Hip Hop dance theatre, the commercial world as well as the battle circuit. He took his formal training at two of the leading dance conservatoires in the UK first at The Urdang Academy where he gained a DADA Award and won the in-house choreographic platform award and then studying at London Contemporary Dance School. During his training Ivan took a gap year to venture on a world tour with the famous electro pop duo The Pet Shop Boys as a backing dancer.
Recognised for his talents Ivan has also worked with Arlene Phillips on the west end production of Flashdance the Musical, StreetDance 2 3D and currently principal dancer for X Factor finalist Cher Lloyd.
Late 2011 Ivan was awarded the Back To The Lab Bursary as part of Sadler's Wells and Breakin' Convention to develop young choreographers of the future and is very excited showcasing work at Breakin’ Convention.