Jocelyn Edelstein

Hip Hop Instructor

Jocelyn Edelstein is a dancer, filmmaker and writer from Portland, Oregon and founder of the Urban Body Project, a multi-media collective that explores the relationship between dance, culture and community. She received her BA in dance and cultural studies from Western Washington University and went on to study at The Hip Hop Dance Conservatory in New York. She has also studied with various teachers throughout Brazil including Rosangela Silvestre and with Donna Oefinger in Portland. She has taught hip-hop dance at Polaris Contemporary Dance Center since 2009 and her previous choreography has appeared in ‘Tangled’ and ‘Hand Picked’. Jocelyn’s upcoming documentary, Believe The Beat, follows a group of Brazilian hip-hop dancers and can be previewed at