Growing up in New York City�s Artsy Lower East Side during the early 1970�s and 80�s, Conrad Rochester discovered his passion for music and dance. As the multicultural neighborhood began bubbling with individuals that are now considered legends, Conrad was engulfed by the energy of music, dance and art of this era. Initially, at the age of 9 with the Hustle, he discovered his keen ability to grasp and master movements. Then later as a young teenager, he became involved in the B-Boy Scene as a member of Fresh 14 and the Rockwell Crew. Self taught and motivated through competition, Conrad�s movements were elevated through local battles and inspiration from Martial Arts films. Competition with neighboring crews such as Scrambling Feet and BVD Crew built Conrad�s respect and talent among established peers. He was enticed by the fruition of this form of dance into Breaking and House through the incorporation of more foot and floor work. Particularly, house dance because of it�s free spirit, positive vibes and ability to captivate beauty through movement. It was no surprise that at just 17, he was already accepted and known as a member of the Loft and Paradise Garage Movements. During this time he was mentored and inspired by Perry, Archie Benet, Carlos Sanchez, Jusun San AKA Chino 3, and Malcolm AKA Nick II in addition to many other gifted and established dancers in the House Community.
Through his movement, Conrad has continued to mesmerise and entice audiences on so many levels of life. He has had cameo appearances in several dance films including "Wild Style", "Maestro" and the most recent "Check Your Body at the Door." Conrad has also performed and choreographed for various dance companies and artists including Dance Warriors Project, Vissi Dance Company, Louie Vega, Mr. V, Mrs. Patty, The Martinez Brothers and most recently with The Legendary House of Ninja. As a father of two teenage boys and still involved in the House Dance Scene, Conrad recognized a need to preserve the history of this art form and navigate its future. In early 2007, he and his partners established House Dance International (HDI), the first Urban Dance Festival designed to provide unity and leadership in the global House Dance Community. HDI successfully held its first and second NYC festivals during 2007 and 2008. Conrad has used his dynamic energy, good nature and lifetime Rolodex of diverse contacts to catapult his career into a slew of new angles. From promotions and party hosting with The Funkbox NYC with Tony Touch, Coney Island Dancers and PolyRhythms to teaching with the House Dancer Poject and the global marketing of the house dance movement with The Alliance for Freestyle Urban Dance. Look out for new functions and events in the next coming year!