MINIJACKERS & JACKIN THE BOX
MiniJackers and Jackin the Box youth companies are a project for young dancers with a passion for hip hop who want to delve into theatre. Created by Ashley Jack, they have the aim of pushing talented young people to gain more skills in terms of ability, technique and confidence to perform.
MiniJackers is the youngest crew, for ages around 10-16, while Jackin the Box has dancers aged 14-21 years old. Promising dancers are selected from Ashley's regular classes and invited to join the company at appropriate times.
The companies regularly perform at prominent events, including Breakin' Convention (2017), Breakin' Rules (2018, 2017, 2015), the Active Schools Dance Extravaganza (2018), the Audacious Women Festival (2017), the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival (2016), and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (2018, 2015).
See the Theatre Pieces page for more information about the companies' theatre works, including a trailer for 'Frequency', recently performed at Edinburgh's Festival Theatre.