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Joseph "Dyno" Corrales

Temporary Lecturer in Dance - Hip Hop Dance: Breakin'

Joseph "Dyno" Corrales
  • 9500 Gilman Dr
    Mail Code: 0344
    La Jolla , California 92093


Since 2000 my life has revolved around the Culture of Hip Hop. My journey into the Culture started out as Breakin’ in the garage with a few friends and attending a few underground Hip Hop functions. What began as something that I loved doing as a youth would later become something that has taken me around the world from teaching workshops, creating youth programs, judging competitions, performing (KRS ONE tour), hosting community events, organizing Hip Hop jams/battles, representing in battles, and rocking cyphers all around the globe - with my crew CYPHERST8.

From its birth on August 11, 1973, Hip Hop Culture has continued to be a powerful Afrocentric movement that has promoted positivity & power to the people all around the world among folks from all walks of life. It is my responsibility to protect its’ integrity and help guide students in the right direction of stepping into a vibrant Culture. For me, teaching is not a profession but rather a Cultural responsibility of passing down stories and knowledge from mentors/elders who have done the same.

In 2005 I was introduced to the Universal Zulu Nation (grassroots Hip Hop organization est. in 1973) by DJ SURE 163 (Super B-Beat Boys) where I learned about the community aspect of the Culture. In the same year, it was my first time meeting a Hip Hop Professor in a University setting - who goes by the name of Bboy House (Arizona State University / Furious Styles Crew). In 2012 I received a B.A. in Sociology from SDSU which has aided me in developing a critical framework. In 2013 I moved to the Bay Area to learn more about Hip Hop Culture as a form/tool of Social Justice born out of the Black Power movement. I attended SFSU to earn a Certificate in Nonprofit Management. I moved back to San Diego in 2016 where I have been actively involved in the SD Hip Hop Community - which encompasses all elements of the Culture, Style Writing (Visual), DJing (Music), Emceeing (Street Poetry), and Dance. In the years following, I have accomplished my goals in the battle scene (1st Place Footwork Master - Massive Monkees Day 2019 in Seattle, WA) as well as elevating my path as a Teaching Artist. I intend to accomplish more in the future. I look forward to the many experiences we will collectively create, “Cypher Never Ends.”

Dyno (of CYPHERST8)



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