Crews

A huge part of Identity Dance Company’s mission is to contribute to dancer development. Crews provide the opportunity for company members to perform and grow in a competitive atmosphere.

All core crew members are involved in mentoring the younger company members.

MEGACREWS

IDCO MEGACREW

Established 2014. IDCO was a megacrew built in the legacy of the original Identity Dance Crew, taking the boys strengths and style to an even larger scale of dance. The creation of this crew saw Identity become a company rather than a group of individuals and now holds some of New Zealand’s top Hip-Hop dance talent.

Successes and achievements

  • Bronze Medal – 2014 SDNZ National Hip-Hop Championships
  • Silver Medal – 2014 Hip Hop International Dance Championships Body Rock 2015
  • Competitors Silver Medal – 2016 SDNZ National Hip-Hop Championships
  • 4th Place – 2016 Hip Hop International Dance Championships
  • Gold Medal – 2017 SDNZ National Hip-Hop Championships
  • 2nd place at Dancers Paradise
LEAD BY - JOSHUA CESAN, INDIGO SAGALA, CHEVY MIKAERE, ANDREW CESAN. TANIORA MOUTERE

YUNG ID

Established 2017. This young crew of talented individuals formed in 2017 to take on the megacrew division by storm. YUNG ID has achieved great things from the moment they stepped foot on stage; we are excited for what this crew has to offer. Fostering and developing the talent of the next generation is a priority of Identity Dance Company and YUNG ID is a great example of what the youth of New Zealand can do.

Successes and achievements

  • Bronze Medal – 2017 SDNZ National Hip-Hop Championships
  • Gold Medalists HHINZ 2018
LEAD BY- JOSHUA CESAN, INDIGO SAGALA, CHEVY MIKAERE

ADULTS

THE ORIGINAL – IDENTITY DANCE CREW

Established 2008. A passion for dance brought a group of individuals together to form one of the strongest hip-hip dance crews to come out of New Zealand. Identity Dance Crew created a stir in the hip-hop scene with their unique style and choreographic flare and have since helped change the perception of dance today. Members of Identity Dance Crew remain core company members helping to grow and develop Identity’s local, global and corporate presence. The extensive skill set of these original members form the greatest asset Identity Dance Company has to offer.

Successes and achievements

  • Gold Medal – 2013 SDNZ National Hip-Hop Championships
  • Silver Medal – 2013 Hip Hop International Dance Championships
  • New Zealand’s got talent finalists
  • Gold Medal – 2014 SDNZ National Hip-Hop Championships
  • Haka Fusion 2015 Champions
MEMBERS – JOSHUA CESAN, ANDREW CESAN, RICHIE CESAN, CHEVY MIKAERE, TANIORA MOTUTERE, AHUTOA LANEFALE, JAMES TAUTUKU, CAMERON CRANSTON, CARLOS SKIPPER, JOSH FALEATUA

VARSITY

SWAGGANAUTS

Established 2014. Swagganauts holds some of the most talented up and coming male hip-hop dancers in the country and have been training hard since the junior division to achieve at such high levels. Inspiring boys to dance has always been a goal for Identity Dance Company and Swagganauts has a lot to show for this. These boys are paving the way for the next generation of male dancers in New Zealand.

Successes and achievements

  • Bronze Medal – 2015 SDNZ National Hip-Hop Championships
  • HHI grand finalists 2017 and Bronze Medalists HHINZ 2018
LEAD BY- JOSHUA CESAN, GABRIEL SUTTON, LOUIS TYRELL

MASQUE

Established 2015. Masque was the company’s first ever varsity crew to be established. Starting off strong as a mixed crew Masque made an Identity inspired stamp on the varsity division. Masque now competes as an all girls team fusing Identity’s core styles with a fresh feminine touch. Masque is a team to look out for in the future, with many successes to come.

Successes and achievements

  • Bronze Medal – 2015 SDNZ National Hip-Hop Championships
  • Bronze Medal – 2016 SDNZ National Hip-Hop Championships
  • 4th Place – 2016 Hip Hop International Dance Championships
  • Gold Medal – 2017 SDNZ National Hip-Hop Championships
  • Gold Medalists HHINZ 2018
LEAD BY – JOSHUA CESAN, INDIGO SAGALA, CHEVY MIKAERE