Through his mother's influence, Josh (BBoy Supa Josh) started dancing at 5. By age 7, Josh's journey in Bboying began after watching movies like BREAKIN' and Beat Street. In high school, Josh started practicing with Philly's local breakin' scene to further his breakin' skill and knowledge. Since 2009, Josh has been performing with Rennie Harris Puremovement Street Dance Theater Company and is the company's Assistant Director. Josh has also worked with Raphael Xavier, who has recently been exploring the movement of Breakin' on an aging body. Today, Josh is the Co-founder and an active Retro Flow Crew member, representing the breakin' scenes of Philadelphia and New Jersey. He was named one of the "Top 25 Artists to Watch" by Dance Magazine in 2018. In 2012, Josh was selected with three other Puremovement dancers to travel to the DR of Congo as a cultural ambassador of Hip Hop for the Obama Administration. Josh is a Co-Founder of Snack Break Movement Arts, a performance duo specializing in street-dance-inspired performance works made for the concert stage with his wife, Emily Culbreath. He has showcased his work in places such as York College, the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, the Yard on Martha's Vineyard, the Come Together Festival hosted by Koresh Dance, The Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, The DeLaMar Theater in Amsterdam and The Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. Josh is studying at the University of Iowa, pursuing his MFA in Dance as a graduate fellow.
Emily Culbreath (Pietruszka)
Emily (Lady Em) Culbreath began dancing professionally in 2015 after graduating with her BFA in Dance from The University of Colorado at Boulder. She began touring with Rennie Harris's Grassroots Project soon after and then with the renowned hip-hop theater company Rennie Harris Puremovement in 2018. She is now the rehearsal director for RHPM. Emily has shown her work at the "Illadelph" street dance festival, "The Come Together Festival" hosted by Koresh Dance, "Here and Now vol. II" sponsored by W.O.R.X, The San Francisco International Hip Hop Dance Festival, Summer Dance Forever's Theater Forever program, Urban Movement Arts' "UMA Shows Up" program, and as a guest choreographer at Franklin & Marshall College (PA) and Georgian Court University (NJ). She is currently a graduate fellow at the University of Iowa. Emily has taught and guest lectured in various contexts, including Mark Morris Dance Group, New Visions for Public Schools, California State University, The Juilliard School, The Ailey School, Princeton University, and Rennie Harris University's street dance certification program. Emily held an adjunct faculty position at Franklin and Marshall College in the Spring of 2023. Emily co-founded Snack Break Movement Arts with her husband, Joshua Culbreath, in 2021. Snack Break is a project-based duo that recently won Summer Dance Forever's Theater competition duo category in the summer of 2022.