Jaffar Smith is originally from Washington State. He began his career as a child actor in "Bill Nye the Science Guy." He started dancing at a young age studying Tap, Jazz and Gymnastics. After high school, he moved to Las Vegas, NV and began his hip hop training with Culture Shock Las Vegas under the direction of Tabitha and Napoleon Dumo. After leaving Las Vegas, he moved to San Diego where he contributed to the success of Urban FX. Soon after, Jaffar relocated to Los Angeles to pursue the commercial dance industry where he has danced with artists such as: 3LW, Brandy, Ashanti, JoJo, Mariah Carey, Omarion and has toured with such artists as Solange, MC Hammer, and The Cheetah Girls.
Beyond his dance credits, Jaffar is a motivating and inspiring instructor. Jaffar's talent expands to his choreography which is extremely clever in its musicality and movement. He has choreographed for numerous professional hip hop dance companies here and abroad and most recently EPIC Recording Artist GINUWINE, along with up and coming Warner Bros. male recording group V-FACTORY. He has been a resident teacher at Debbie Reynolds, Debbie Allen's Dance Academy, The Edge and Millenium Dance Complex in Los Angeles, CA.
His personality, style and personal flare make his choreography and class a treat to both take and watch. His energy and focus on "Having fun while pushing yourself" brings new life to class and will have you "Moving faster than you think you can!"
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