Speakers Profile - Nate Mendelsohn

Presenter / Choreographer / DJ

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Growing up in New York City, Nate began dancing as a child, inspired by the local hip-hop culture and the local street corner breakers.

He moved to Australia seven years ago and quickly established himself as one of Australias leading hip hop performers.

Nate has won battles against some of Australia and Asias best
poppers / hip hop dancers and produces shows with the world famous Seven Dollar Crew. Nate is currently a member of Australia and New Zealands leading funkstyle crew Star Connection.

Nate has danced in numerous television commercials and music videos as well as performing on fly TV (ABC), at Good Vibrations Festival, Redman/Method Man, and the Big Day Out. He has also performed with the Black Eyed Peas.

Most recently Nate was selected as one of the choreographers in the smash hit of 2008, So You Think You Can Dance Australia. After the US series proved a ratings winner, Network Ten embarked on the local version to showcase Australias best undiscovered dancing talent.

As well as his amazing choreography on the show, Nate impressed everyone with his charisma and natural ability as he hosted the nightly SYTUCD behind the scenes special on the TEN HD Channel.

A second series of So You Think You Can Dance has been confirmed for 2009 so expect to see Nate in the new series in an extended role.

In addition to his continued work as a choreographer and dance instructor, Nate regularly DJ's at various venues throughout Sydney.

Awards include:
Winner, 'You Got Served' Hip Hop Dance Battles
Winner, 2004 National 1 on 1 Popping Battles
Best popper in Sydney, and battles constantly to retain the title