Faculty & Staff

Eli Kababa
Degrees & Accomplishments
MFA candidate, Wilson College

Eli Kababa is a hip-hop dance artist and educator from the New York City metro area. He believes hip-hop can transform lives, schools, and communities. From martial arts to breaking with local crews, Kababa is versed in street arts to fine arts. He earned an AFA in 2001 and was hired by New York City Ballet’s Education Department, where his work as a Teaching Artist began. During that time, he co-founded and directed Garden State Dance Project, a hip-hop dance education company. He has been on staff at 92NY since 2015. As a facilitator for the Dance Education Laboratory, he has hosted several professional developments. He is best known for his work with 92NY’s Center for Arts Learning & Leadership (CALL), where he authored “Hip-Hop to the Top.” You can read more about his work in Dance Teacher Magazine. At Mason Gross School of the Arts, he teaches “Special Events in African Diasporic Dance; from the 1960s to Today.”