Founded over 27 years ago by Artistic Director Safi A. Thomas, H+ | The Hip-Hop Dance Conservatory is a multi-platformed, non-governmental organization (NGO) with consultative status on the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations since 2017 with the mission to preserve, evolve and proliferate the art-Form of Hip-Hop Dance in the United States and abroad through our six foundational pillars: Pedagogy, Repertory, Advocacy, Medical Research, Infrastructure, and Design.
Signified by the acronym, PYRAMID, these pillars are designed under the premise that every artist is a human first. This artist cannot thrive at their greatest potential if their basic human needs are not being met consistently. In turn, each Pillar was carefully chosen to address the needs of our culture and community in Hip-Hop, which are in many ways reflective of the needs of the overarching Arts infrastructure in the United States.
Medical Research Pillar