Peace, my name is Jeremy Ives Viray better known as B-Boy “Icey Ives,” I am a Filipino American born and raised living under the midnight sun of Anchorage, Alaska. As a youth I tried a lot of sports but it was not until 2007 I was introduced to this art form known as Breaking at a local recreational center. Ever since then my love and passion grew for the love of Breaking (aka breakdancing) tremendously.
In the summer of 2015 I won my first out of state titles at the Mighty4 and Freestyle Session events in Northern California. That same year my journey as a student with this dance and Hip-Hop cultural arts began when I was inducted into the Rock Force Crew established in 1983, one of the most successful crews in the World.
Under the tutelage of Rock Force Crew I was able to win several national and international titles:
Through this dance I was blessed to be able to travel over 10 states and over 12 countries and counting. After flying to different places around the world it had opened my eyes how people are able to communicate and come together positively through Dance without knowing how to speak the same language. Overall it makes me appreciate everything I have and who I have around because others around the world do not have the same resources as we do so it puts me in perspective to know how much of an impact you can have towards certain individuals.
When I am not on tour I give back to my local community by donating my time and energy to local organizations by teaching young Alaskan dancers in hopes to inspire and motivate individuals to help evolve their craft. I also lecture at Universities and High Schools to speak about my story and perspectives I have experienced with my journey of Hip-Hop. As a true student of Hip-Hop culture and life in general, I hope to leave my mark knowing that I did not only do this for myself, but for family, culture and my hometown of Anchorage, Alaska. My future plans are working on entrepreneurial ventures in dance and publishing a book based on my experiences.
LECTURES & WORKSHOPS
Hip Hop cultural arts pedagogies lecture featuring national/international champion B-Boys: Jonny UC Barinque , myself , Matthew Kimura Perez of the Rock Force Crew and South African Hip Hop multi artist veteran and educator Sky189 (Capetown, South Africa / Switzerland). The learning focus was based on ethnic and social background in relation to their arts as well as Hip Hop artists who have migrated to different regions of the world while applying their Hip Hop arts background to help transition into new regions.
Video by Paulskeee Ruma
Sharing my current ventures at the time with Paulskeee's business class in the Bay Area. Also explaining how there are limited opportunities in Alaska as a B-Boy/B-Girl, so as collective we try to provide what we can for our scene.
Hip-Hop lecture/breaking workshop taught by myself as a guest speaker and a Dance West Alumni. The purpose of my visit was to share a brief history of how Breaking evolved throughout the years also teaching some fundamental steps to the advanced hip-hop class of Dance West.
Video by Irene Castillo Antonio
Organized and Translated by Matthew Perez
My first ever breaking workshop internationally was taught a University in Japan with a group of college students who were part of the b-boy club in Waseda. In this class I broke down how to build a relationship with music, use your whole body when dancing and how to bounce left to right rhythmically on beat.
Breaking basics and fundamental workshop taught at local dance studio owned by Gabe Harvey. This workshop was for an event organized by leaders from our dance scene and with the help from a very special dance crew based out of Los Angeles, California called Versa Styles.
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