James "SugEasy" Singleton

James "SugEasy" Singleton


Website: http://www.translationinmovement.com/


   7624 Goddard, 02, Shawnee, KS

James “SugEasy” Singleton

I am Hip Hop. I love this diverse culture, I live this movement, and I am an authentic advocate for the original missions of Hip Hop: peace, love, unity and having fun. Teaching the main creative elements of Hip Hop culture (Breaking, DJing, Emceeing/Beat Box, Graffiti Writing, and Street Knowledge) is a deep passion of mine as I believe these art forms enrich lives and help people discover their own expressive selves.


  • Associate’s Degree in Information Tech For Businesses, Brown Mackie College

Recent Accolades

  • Artist Inc Live Fellowship, presented by mid-america arts alliance–Fall 2018
  • Arts KC Inspiration Grant Recipient–February 2018

Artist Experience

    • Choreographer/Performer
  • Kansas City Heart Ball hosted by American Heart Association, February 2018
      • Choreographed Dance for ZTE Phone Annual Company Party in Shanghai, January 2018
      • Yanik Wedding First Dance Choreographed Routine, October 2017
      • “Fresh Pair” by Reach, Ft. Show Music Video Appearance, August 2017
      • Kansas City Heart Ball hosted by American Heart Association 2017
      • Dance USA, 2017
      • Kansas City Royals World Series Gala 2015
      • Cerner Masquerade Ball 2014
      • The Prodigal Daughter with Storling Dance Company 2013
      • Dance in the Park 2013
      • Project Dance 2012
      • America’s Best Dance Crew 2012 , Houston, Tx, CallBacks
      • Legacy Christian Church -2011 & 2012 Christmas Show
      • United Way – 2011 Commercial
      • ESPN3 Bodybuilding Competition Competition 2011
      • MTV2 – Blonde Club in KC, video for “Lady Blake and Captain Nasty”
      • Pomeroy (Alt Rock, Funk, Hip Hop Band)– Stage Performances for 11 years
      • Kanrocksas Multi-Day Concert- Choreography and Performed Between Bands
      • Mid West Model/Essence Tour – March 2010
      • Quake, Lebanon, MO, August 2008
      • Von Smith from American Idol, November 2009
      • Hip Hop Music Conference, Bartle Hall, KC, May 2009
      • Opened for DJ Magic Mike & Bad Boy Bill, Critical Mass Tour, Dec. 2008
      • Releve’ Competition Team, Lake of the Ozarks, MO – Placed Platinum and High Point
      • Leigh’s School of Dance Competition Team, Olathe, KS – Elite Top First and Regional Category Cup
      • The Culture House Dance Company, Olathe, KS
      • Creative Dance and Movement Competition Team, Kansas City, MO – Platinum and Diamond
      • Steps Competition Team, Osage Beach,MO – Platinum
    • DeeJay and Emcee
  • “My First Love” Daddy Daughter Dance at Crossroads Church, February 2018
    • New Year’s Eve Family Celebration at Lenexa Public Market, December 2017
    • No Trick Our Treat: Not Your Mummy’s Halloween House Party at Lenexa Public Market, October 2017
    • Lenexa Public Market Grand Opening, September 2017
    • Winter Party, Prom at Lutheran High School of Kansas City
    • Winter Party, Father/Daughter Dance at Parkville High School
    • Father/Daughter Dance at Rising Star Elementary
    • Father/Daughter Dance at Legacy Christian Church
    • Corporate Affiliates: Red Bull, Puma, The Nerdery
    • Past Residencies: Lucky BrewGrille, The Foundry, Empire Room, Kabals, Danny’s North, Pour House, Mosaic
  • Event Judge/Competitor
  • Reign Royal Ball – Stepping Competition, 2016
    • The Hospital 4 2013, Oklahoma City–First Place
    • City vs City 6 June 2010 Chicago, IL – Semi-Finalist
    • There Kan Only Be One 2009 – 2nd Place
    • Fresh Fest Competition, Omaha, NE – Title Winner in Breakdance, Beatbox, Popping
    • Ore Negro Dance Battle KC – 2nd Place, 2009

Studio Teaching Experience


360 Gym, Olathe KS

  • Breakdance and Hip Hop Instructor

Crescendo Dance Conservatory, Overland Park KS

  • Hip Hop Dance Instructor, Choreographer

Creative Dance & Movement, Shawnee KS

  • Hip Hop Dance Instructor, Choreographer

Deena Shroyer School of Dance, Leavenworth KS

  • Hip Hop Dance Instructor, Choreographer


  • Mill Creek Activity Center, Shawnee KS
  • The Culture House, Olathe KS
  • Diamonds Dance and Gymnastics, Overland Park KS
  • Christian Youth Theater, Overland Park KS
  • Shooting for the Stars Smithville MO
  • Miss Leigh’s School of Dance
  • Diamonds Dance Academy
  • Kansas City Young Audience
  • DanceWorks
  • Shooting for the Stars
  • Academy of Dance
  • StarStruck
  • Releve’ (Osage Beach)
  • Synergy
  • LizDance

School/Library Teaching Appearances

  • Briarwood Elementary
  • Rising Star Elementary
  • Westwood View Elementary
  • Spring Branch Elementary
  • Pioneer Ridge Middle School
  • Parks (Gordon) Elementary
  • Midway Elementary
  • Martin City K-8 School
  • Grandview Middle School
  • Crestview Elementary
  • Center for Alternative Instructional Resources – C.A.I.R_x000B_
  • Clardy Elementary
  • Chapel Hill Elementary
  • Bridger Middle School
  • Benton (Thomas Hart) Elementary
  • Baptiste Educational Center
  • Mid-Continent Public Library – Blue Springs North branch
  • Mid-Continent Public Library – Raytown branch
  • Mid-Continent Public Library – Riverside branch

Community/Group Home Teaching Appearances

  • Down Syndrome Guild of Kansas City
  • Garrison Community Center
  • Wayne Miner Community Center
  • Synergy Services – Youth Resiliency Center
  • Synergy Services – Transitional Living Program
  • Synergy House
  • Spofford Home
  • Passages
  • Operation Breakthrough/St. Vincent Child Care Center
  • Gillis Center-Boys Home
  • Front Porch Alliance

Hip Hop Camp/Workshop Organizing and Teaching

Style Explosion Hip Hop Camp

  • Olathe, KS 2011-Present: Breaking, DJing, Emceeing, Beat Boxing, Graffiti Writing Instructor, Choreographer

Hip Hop Instruction/Choreography Workshops

  • Kansas City Metro Area (MO and KS) 2001-Present, St. Louis MO 2017, New York City NY 2016, Minneapolis MN 2016, Los Angeles CA 2013

Dance Training

I am proud and honored to have trained one-on-one over many decades with the following pioneers of Hip Hop Culture:

  • Hip Hop: Emilio “Budda Stretch” Austin Jr. (one of the Electric Boogaloo’s founding members), Henry “Link” McMillan
  • Breaking: Anthony “YNot” Denaro, Richard “Crazy Legs” Colon, Marc “Mr. Freeze” Lemberger, Kenneth “Ken Swift” Gabbert, Steffan “Mr. Wiggles” Clemente
  • Popping: Timothy “Poppin’ Pete” Solomon, Sam “Boogaloo Sam” Solomon, Steven “SugaPop” Daniels-Silva, Steffan “Mr. Wiggles” Clemente
  • Locking: Greg “Campbell Lock Jr.” Pope, Don “Campbell Lock” Campbell, Steven “SugaPop” Daniels-Silva, Jerry “Flo” Randolph
  • House: Caleaf Sellers, Tony McGregory, Sekou Heru


Recent Training

Elite Force Crew Workshop with Buddha Stretch and Henry Link, Kansas City 2018 (Organizer, Student)

  • Hip Hop, Plus history and knowledge Q&A session

Mr. Wiggles Workshop, Kansas City 2017 (Organizer, Student)

  • Popping, Breaking, Hip Hop,  Plus history and knowledge Q&A session

Street Style Lab, New York 2015. 2016, 2017 (Student)

  • Hip-Hop, Popping, Breaking, Locking, House

Poppin’ Pete Workshop, Kansas City 2017 (Organizer, Student)

  • Popping

YNot BBoy and TopRock Workshop, Kansas City 2017 (Organizer, Student)

  • Breakin’, TopRock

Budda Stretch Hip Hop Workshop, Kansas City 2016 (Organizer, Student)

  • Hip Hop

Electric Boogaloo Camp, Los Angeles 2016 (Student)

  • Popping, Boogaloo