About A Night of Hip Hop Theatre

It shows the breadth of what hip hop can be, each piece cleverly structured to allow each dancer to be seen as an individual.

David Mead, Seeing Dance, 2021 Just Us Apprenticeship Company performance

Toonga and his collaborators can feel proud, as can the dancers: they were articulate, enthusiastic, committed and hard working.

Lynette Halewood, Dance Tabs, 2021 Just Us Apprenticeship Company performance

Led by Artistic Director Joseph Toonga, Just Us Hip Hop Apprenticeship Company is happy to announce its return, featuring new commissioned works from leading UK Hip Hop dance artists and companies. This event includes a special commission from internationally acclaimed Krump and Hip Hop artist Bruno Duarte hailing from Rio, Brazil as well as a new work from Kloe Dean alongside works from Birdgang Ltd, Simeon Campbell and Joseph Toonga. Just Us Dance Theatre proudly presents the UK's inaugural paid Hip Hop Dance apprenticeship programme.

Join us to witness the extraordinary talents of this new generation of performers.


Joseph Toonga, hailing from Cameroon and raised in East London, is an inventive and visionary choreographer rooted in the vibrancy of hip-hop culture, crafts and performs compelling dance productions deeply entwined with contemporary narratives. His distinct choreographic style fuses the essence of hip-hop with genuine life experiences, challenging societal norms, dismantling racial stigmas, and sparking transformative conversations.

Alongside extensive teaching and independent commissions, Joseph is Artistic Director of Just Us Dance Theatre, a sector leading Hip Hop organisation founded in 2007 with the aim to bring together, support and up-skill young Hip Hop dancers and early career artists from different backgrounds across the UK and internationally.



Performers: Ceara Batson, Shania Mcgrath, Jada Nichols, Annija Raibekaze, Princess Van-Der-Larbi
Choreographers: BirdgGang Ltd. Simeon Campbell, Kloe Dean, Bruno Duarte, Joseph Toonga
Artistic Director: Joseph Toonga
Rehearsal Director: Cache Thake
Production Manager & Lighting Restager: Josh Tomalin
Company Manager: Oluwatosin Omotosho
Executive Producer: Hazel Singleton
Images & Video: Harrison Emmanuel

Just Us Dance Theatre is supported using public funding by Arts Council England. Just Us Apprenticeship Company is supported by Abderrahim Crickmay Charitable Settlement, DanceEast and The Place.