Esperonto Bean & Stefani Thomas
Esperonto Bean is the Program Director of the Youth Urban Dance Program at Joy of Motion Dance Center. Esperonto has been part of the street dance community for more than 20 years. He is well-versed in many dance styles, including house, hip-hop, locking, and punkin/waacking. Recognized as one of the original house dancers from Baltimore City, he has performed in legendary house clubs such as The Sound Factory Bar in NYC, Club Zanzibar in NJ, The Paradox and Club Fantasy's in Baltimore, MD. Esperonto was the co-recipient of the 2007 Kennedy Center Millennium Stage Imagine Choreographer Award for his House Dance Choreography.