The UK's leading female funk styler Yami 'Rowdy' Lofvenberg has over 17 years experience in street dance and hip hop theatre. She has worked as an artist, choreographer and creative consultant.
Rowdy has worked on both the production and performance for various shows including the London Olympics opening ceremony, Breakin' Convention, Theatre IS, Dare 2 Dance and Battle of the Year. Her CV to date includes showcases, performances, projects, hosting, battles, workshops and teaching. She has taught internationally, in Europe and across the UK. Her battles include Nike Athletes, Juste Debout, SDK, and UK B-Boy Championships.
Rowdy is currently a visiting dance lecturer at the University of East London, Stratford Campus. Having just finished performing at Breakin' Convention's main stage, she is busy curating a hip hop theatre show that will be shown at the Chelsea Theatre in July 2014.
In 2013 she co-launched Project Sonrisa, a community funded project over in Colombia where she taught the poorest of children and the local dance teachers.
Prior to Project Sonrisa, Rowdy worked as a dance consultant, co-choreographer and featured dancer for the 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony.
A teacher and certified master student of the late Greg Campbellock Junior himself, she has trained with the Electric Boogaloos and the original Lockers. Following the death of Campbellock Jr in 2010, Rowdy was invited to perform at the UK's Tribute show as directed by Suga Pop.
In 2010 she won the UK locking championships where she then competed in the Hip Hop International, Las Vegas, where she ranked within the final 12. Her unique style of locking is very soulful and authentic where her influences are that of the Soul Train Dancers, in particular the Butterfly Girls.
Also being the leader and co-founder of two other all female groups, her love, dedication and passion for funk styles across the UK's hip hop community earns her place as one of the UK's finest dancers and a positive role model for young women.