Youth auditions at A.C.T. on July 9th from 2 to 5 p.m.

30 Grant Street, San Francisco

The Collaborative Youth Arts Project is seeking actor/dancers for a new original play called SNAKES, written by acclaimed playwright, Chris Webb, focused on how people struggle to mesh cultures and come together. The play will be performed at American Conservatory Theater (ACT) and Destiny Arts Center.

For more information contact: Sarah Crowell at (510) 597-1619 x102.

Click here to download the rehearsal and performance schedule.



Illadelph Legends of Hip Hop Festival – Bay Area

Illadelph Legends of Hip Hop Festival – Bay Area

Thursday, June 25 – Sunday, June 28, 2015

Destiny Arts Center (970 Grace Ave Oakland, CA 94608)

The festival’s mission is to honor, preserve and disseminate the history and tradition of hip hop dance rather than exploit its commercial veneer.

Age 18+ with some special exceptions

9:00a- 6:30p daily

Learn Hip Hop, House, Locking, Waacking, Popping, Bboying/Bgirling & other original social dance styles directly from the legends and pioneers of hip hop dance. Illadelph is a dance intensive that explores the continuing global impact of hip hop dance through workshops, panels and performances featuring hip hop legends.

For more information contact:

Click Here to Watch Video About Illadelph Legends

Illadelph Legends Festival Showcase Info:

Thursday, June 25 @ 7pm:

Meet and Greet with the Legends/Orientation and Free Showcase @ Destiny Arts Center

7pm – 8pm: Meet and greet legendary hip hop dance artists from across the country including Rennie Harris (Philadelphia), d. Sabela Grimes (Los Angeles), Raphael Xavier (Philadelphia), Dance Fusion featuring Caleaf Sellars & Tony McGregor (New York), Junious Brickhouse (Washington DC), Pop Tart (Oakland), Moncell Durden (Philadelphia) Traci Bartlow (Oakland), Zulu Gremlin (Los Angeles),Tyrone Proctor (New York), and more. This will also feature a deep soulful house DJ set by Abdul Itote. Additionally, Illadelph festival students will finalize registration and receive welcome and orientation materials and forms.

8pm Embodiment Project premiers Chalk Outlines, a full length production, featuring the acclaimed Oakland based singer/songwriter, Valerie Troutt and her live vocal ensemble, MoonCandy. Chalk Outlines interweaves dance, poetry, live song, and documentary theater in response to the Black Lives Matter Movement.  The piece is dedicated in loving memory to Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, Oscar Grant, Freddie Gray, Eric Garner and the countless people of color who have unjustly lost their lives due to police brutality. Pre-show performance by LA-based MC/dance Legend, Zulu Gremlin and Destiny Arts Youth Performance Company will present an excerpt from their recent show Warrior

Fri. – Sat. June 26 – 27 @ 8pm:

Performances by d. Sabela Grimes, Embodiment Project, Junious Brickhouse, Raphiel Xavier and more. Panel moderated by Marc Bamuthi Joseph featuring Rennie Harris.

@ Z Space (450 Florida St. San Francisco).

Click here for tickets or visit

    Soon after I started participating in Destiny programs, things rapidly started to turn around for me.

    Daudi Manent’o
    Destiny Alum 1990-1997, College graduate, Scientist