About the Artist
Michele Byrd-McPhee is a dancer, choreographer, teacher, producer, curator, and director of Ladies of Hip-Hop. Byrd-McPhee has been working for many years to re-contextualize spaces and conversation about Hip-Hop culture along gender, sex, cultural and socio-historical and racial lines for decades. She has been situating Hip-Hop arts and dance techniques in spaces that honor and acknowledge their roots; while acknowledging the pioneers who have shaped them.
In the course “Hip-Hop Culture, Women & the World,” students will examine the roots of Hip-Hop culture and its current place as a global phenomenon with a specific focus on the history, contributions, and experiences of women in Hip-Hop.
Event information will be available soon.
- Ladies of Hip-Hop
- Ladies of Hip-Hop YouTube Channel
- “Q&A: UW prof Duane Lee Holland, Jr. locks into a new space for hip hop,” courtesy of The Capital Times.
- “At What Point Does Appreciation Become Appropriation?,” courtesy of Dance Magazine.