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Mentorships for 

Movement Artists

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Take the next step in your artistic journey

About Raphael

Distilling the art of breaking to its purest form, Raphael Xavier takes his chosen movement vocabulary to uncharted territory. Expanding both dancer and audience expectations, Xavier has forged an exceptional approach to improvisation, clearing the path for those interested in breaking as an artform.  A multi-faceted creator who draws inspiration from his many talents in dance, music, photography, and writing, Xavier’s original works are a transcendent mix of poetry, precision and spontaneity.



Guggenheim Fellowship

for Choreography


United States Artist Fellowship


Pew Fellowship 


MacDowell Fellowship 


Raphael's Work

Point of Interest

a soundscape of beats, spoken word poetry, and musical rhythms that shines a light on the natural, humorous, and at times painful change of the maturing breaking dancer

In the Moment

a collaboration of artists from Los Angeles,

Boston and Philadelphia, incorporating both

spoken word storytelling and dance

Lecture at The Yard

a talk by Raphael, done in tangent with his performance at The Yard summer dance festival, about his approach to his craft over the years

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