Marie “Poppins” Bonnevay is a french dancer, choreographer and artistic director. She discovered the different elements of the Hip Hop culture in France and has been training in Locking, Breaking, House, Waacking and Choreography, and found her natural strength in Popping.
She made it her goal to move to the United States and finally got the chance to in college, when she was accepted as an exchange student in Chicago. After her graduation, she moved to Los Angeles where she started training more than ever. Marie started entering competitions and taking them left and right (Hip Hop International Las Vegas, Bboy Summit, Step Ya Game Up, Soul Session Norway, HipOpsession…) She became part of Culture Shock LA, Style Elements Crew, Warriors Crew, Academy of Villains and We Are Heroes for America’s Best Dance Crew 8. Marie also got her MBA Degree in ITESM Mexico.
As a dancer, Marie has worked with artists such as Justin Bieber, Busta Rhymes, Ne- Yo, Celine Dion, Dj Tiesto, Rita Ora, KRS One, Snoop Dogg, Common, Ludacris and more. As a choreographer, she worked with Kelly Rowland, Brandy, Trevor Jackson and Yass (“Empire” tv show). She was also casted in the movie STREETDANCE 2 and has starred in many commercials (Google, Microsoft, Budweiser superbowl, I Robot), and worked with the leading choreographers and directors in the industry. She has also been casted for many theater shows in different countries (Denmark “Carmen”, Sweden “Twisted Feet”, Japan “The Battle 2015”).
Marie also teaches workshops in other parts of the world and has judged
competitions in countries such as Mexico, Brazil, UK, Ireland, Spain, Colombia, Thailand, Russia, etc… Her goal is to spread her knowledge that she learned and developed in Los Angeles. She wants to continue her work in the dance industry but also give back consistently to the community. Marie also wants to stay active battling in international competitions and remain a strong force representing women in Hip Hop.