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Boy Blue Biography

Boy Blue Entertainment is an award-winning hip-hop dance company founded in London by choreographer Kenrick ‘H20’ Sandy and composer Michael ‘Mikey J’ Asante. As joint Artistic Directors, they work together on the creation and development of all of Boy Blue Entertainment’s productions and projects.

Acclaimed for presenting “the perfect marriage of music and dance” Boy Blue releases boundless creative energy in its performances, laying down the beats and delivering thrilling and raw dance sequences. The Company is proud to be home to some of the UK’s most sought-after hip-hop artists.

Possibly there most prominent commission to date was for the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics, where in collaboration with Danny Boyle, Kenrick choreographed hundreds of young dancers for the segment Frankie and June say thanks Tim . ..as well as staging the handover of the Olympic torch to seven future Olympians and the lighting of the Olympic Cauldron. Michael provided musical compositions for the celebration of British music and the accomplishments of Sir Tim Berners-Lee.

Since its inception in 2002, Kenrick and Michael have worked to engage and inspire through the creation of first class work for the stage and screen. Always keen to take hip-hop beyond the streets and clubs, Kenrick and Michael have been at the forefront of the UK movement to present hip-hop as an art form in its own right, creating dance theatre productions from the outset. Their breakthrough into the mainstream came with the production Pied Piper, originally presented at the Theatre Royal Stratford East, before transferring to the Barbican and outing the UK. The production won the Laurence Olivier Award for Outstanding Dance Production. The success of Pied Piper led to Boy Blue being invited to join the Barbican as an Associate Artist.

Boy Blue History

  • In 2009 BBE became Associate Artists at the Barbican, London, Europe’s largest multi-arts and conference venue presenting a diverse range of art, music, theatre, dance, film.
  • In 2007 BBE received an Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Affiliate Theatre for their full-length hip hop dance theatre work Pied Piper.
  • In 2012 Kenrick Sandy, Artistic Director of Boy Blue Entertainment, was picked as a leading choreographer for the London Olympics Opening Ceremony, Thanks Tim Segment.
  • Shows – created two full length hip hop dance shows Pied Piper and Over The Edge, touring Nationally throughout England.
  • BBE have taught over 5000 people over 5 years through their education / workshop / outreach.
  • The company has received critical acclaim in the British and international press for their work – including five star reviews in The Independent.
  • Kenrick Sandy was a judge on Alesha Dixon’s Streetdance Stars on BBC television 2011/2013 and has been a regular choreographer on BBC’s ‘So You Think You Can Dance’.
  • In 2012 BBE and Jonzi D were commissioned by Channel Four to create a short dance film piece, ‘One Man Walking’ which was aired at prime time on national television. Kenrick Sandy played the lead role in this film.
  • Boy Blue Artistic Directors

    Kenrick has created choreography for artists as diverse as

    • Rita Ora
    • Fergie, Black Eyed Peas
    • Plan B
    • Victoria Beckham
    • George Michael
    • Sophie Ellis-Bexter
    • Dizzee Rascal
    • Leona Lewis
    • Alexandra Burke
    • Street Dance 3D & All Stars

    Michael is at the forefront of urban music.

    • Kano’s gold selling Home Sweet Home
    • Kano’s Mic Check
    • Kano’s 9 to 5
    • Kano’s Sometimes
    • Kano’s George Michael
    • Delilah’s Inside My Love, #5 in the UK charts
    • RoxXxan
    • Tanya Lacey

    Boy Blue Services

    • Education for all ages from 4 years and up and all levels
    • Dance Classes
    • Choreography
    • Workshops
    • Residencies
    • Mentoring
    • Arts Consultancy
    • All services are quoted and tailored to your individual requirements
    • Choreography for Music Artists, Stage, Theatre, TV & Film
    • Music Creation and Production for Music Artists, Stage, Theatre, TV & Film
    Through the establishment of Boy Blue’s highly respected education and training programme in East London, the company has built a safe haven for young people who wish to come together, explore music and dance and in engage in the arts. Unique in enabling young people to train alongside professionals, the programme, as well as being an incubator for the development of new work, has discovered and honed local talent. Now boasting a company of over 40 professional dancers and a youth group of similar size, this unique model enables all members to be part of the development of new work, and professional performances opportunities in the various works. Open classes for all ages attract hundreds of people every week.