Byron Cox is a community activist, dancer, and business man, motivated by the
tenants of the House Dance community. Rising from an unlikely background,
Byron has seen to the growth of house internationally while focusing on each
individual soul. His company, The House Dance Project has produced champion
competitors, teachers, and given rise to companies around the world.
Byron was born to immigrant parents in New York City. After moving to South
Jersey, Byron became known for his exploits in vocal renditions of gospel,
standards, and Broadway music with dance as hobby. With the likes of Michael
Jackson, Heavy D, and T.R.O.O.P.E, along with the local heroes of the
Philadelphia and Camden scenes, the love for dance developed along side his
aggressive pursuits in technology consulting. Moving to New York City in 2000,
he was exposed to New York’s underground and never looked back. This warm
and friendly environment served as a church during the trials of 9/11 and its
healing power the impetus for forming The House Dance Project. After a year
with Body Poets, Byron worked full time on The House Dance Project,
Performing for headline house artists and featured in numerous documentaries.
After performing at The Duke, Dance Space Center, and the Winter Music
Conference for Louie Vega, Byron went on to choreograph Mr V’s “Da Bump”
video and record release, along with various other artists. He has taught and
lectured throughout New York City, including NYU, DNA, Peridance, and PMT,
and has collaborated on one of the first all house feature length
productions “International Meeting” in Sweden and blazed the stage with THDP
at Dancefest in San Francisco. With his longstanding family and crew, "Reset" debuted in New York City and still stands as the premier example of house dance staging, receiving thousands of hits from video views around the world. Expanding his family to include the Spiritshop crew, Byron has performed
with the top talent of central Europe for Hip Hop Kemp, the internationally sanctioned IDO event, Beatstreet, and Miss Egzotica 2013 in Poland.
While growing up in the battle scenes of New York and Philadelphia, Byron has represented his craft as
The winner for various international battles including World Dance Colosseum - Japan, The Styles Crash - Poland, New York City Jacks, The Urban Movement Tour - Philadelphia, World Of Dance - Belgium, Baltic Sessions - Estonia for House Dance.
While performing is fun, some of his best work is in the studio sharing with
people who love house and in the clubs chasing beats, feelings and sounds. The
organic nature of the dance is always paramount in his mind and translates to the
floor in each step.