An accomplished artistic director and founder of IMPACT DANCE, Hakeem is a choreographer, performer, mentor and British Council ambassador.
Since 1995 Hakeem Onibudo has been an influential force within the international dance community. An accomplished artistic director and founder of IMPACT DANCE, Hakeem is a choreographer, performer, mentor and British Council ambassador. His portfolio includes work for organisations such as the The Royal Ballet School, The Royal Opera House, Sadler’s Wells, the British Council, the BBC, Nickelodeon, CH4, Endemol, ITV and the Duke of Edinburgh Awards. Impact Youth has been a foundation of the Impact Dance Company since its inaugural year. From there it has grown to be one of the most successful Street Dance Youth companies of its time. Working with young people aged 11 – 17 to create narrative dance theatre pieces combining a range of different styles including hip-hop, street dance, contemporary movement and physical theatre.

Hakeem is also the creator and host of LIVE VIBE, a performance platform created in 2008, with previous residency at Sadler’s Wells, The Peacock Theatre and Rich Mix. In partnership with the British Council, the concept was taken to Hong Kong in both December 2010 and 2013 as well as being recreated in Zimbabwe in February 2012. In April 2017 an edition of LIVE VIBE took place in Caracas, Venezuela and on 2 December 2017 it was staged in London at The Place (The Contemporary Dance Trust).

Hakeem recently received the CHANGEMAKERS award from Arts Council England, which allows him to lead on a number of projects at The Place which aim to increase the number of Black, Asian and minority ethnic people who engage with the organisation. To date at The Place, Hakeem has produced Tuned-In sessions for young dancers and musicians to engage with each other, as well as a further LIVE VIBE London coming this summer.

Beyond his work in the dance community, Hakeem is an experienced and professional event host who regularly presents and entertains on high profile London events including red carpet film premieres. His clients include Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures, Walt Disney and Warner Brothers.


In the Pic Festival 2018 Biljmer Park Theater Amsterdam Holland (Panelist)
Live Vibe British Council- Caracas Venezuela 2016 and London 2017 & 2018

Say it Through Breakdance 2014-Present Tunisia British Council 

Live Vibe Harare Zimbabwe 2011-2012 

Live Vibe Hong Kong 2010 & 2012 
Additional MC/Hosting
The Vitality Big Half Festival March 2018
Wembley Park Fireworks November 2016 & 2017
MOVEIT-Olympia and EXCEL 2010-Present 

Bobby Dazzlers Her Majesty's Theatre 2012-Present 

Breakin'Convention Sadlers Wells 2004-2014 

UK Music and Dance Festivals 2000-Present
SoundMoovz Launch 2017
Impact Dance "One Day" Bristol Harbour Festival 2015 

Summit for Breakin Convention 2013 

Olympic Fans Park Opening in Association with Coke Cola 2012 

Smash for Breakin’convention 2009 

Flo-Rida “Lo” MOBO Awards Wembley Arena 2008 

Pet Shop Boys World Tour Fundamental 2006
Red Carpet Movie Premieres
Warm-up Host and Host/Master of Ceremonies
Ready Player One, A Wrinkle in time, Rampage, The Defiant Ones, Peter Rabbit, The Last Jedi, Bright, The Darkest Hour, Murder on the Orient Express, Paddington 2, FIFA Awards, Logan Lucky, Baby Driver, Alien, Transformers, Suicide Squad, Captain America-Civil War, Absolutely Fabulous, Star Trek, Alice Through The Looking Glass, The Legend of Tarzan, The Revenant, The Jungle Book, Star Wars The Force Awakens, Avengers Age of Ultron, 50 Shades of Grey, Magic Mike XXL, Ant Man, Spy, Sponge Bob The Movie, The Hunger Games Catching Fire, The Amazing Spiderman-2, Captain America -The Winter Soldier, Noah, Wolf of Wall Street, Man of Steel, Arrested Development, Iron Man 3, Men in Black 3, Fast and Furious 6, Star Trek Into Darkness, Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Frozen, The Lone Ranger, Saving Mr Banks, Thor Dark World, One Direction: This is us, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Dark Knight Rises, Street Dance 3D, Street Dance 2
Nominations and Awards
Genesis Prize 2014: Nominated 
Paul Hamlyn Breakthrough Support 2013: Nominated
Cultural Leadership International British Council 2009 Awarded
Arts Council England: Changemakers 2017 Awarded
Danceworks 1995-Present
LiveVibe London 2018
Tuned-In London 2018
Royal Ballet School Associate Programme 2015 
ESCAPE Holiday Fuerteventura Master classes 2015 – Present 

Royal Ballet School Dance Access and Partnership/Summer School 2013 

British Council Zimbabwe. Developmental workshops/Live Vibe Project Feb/Apr 2012 

Big Dance Bus workshops Big Dance 2012 

Laban international summer school 2012 

Coke Cola for Olympics Hyde park 2012 

ESCAPE Holiday Dalaman Turkey Master classes 2012/2013/2014 

British Council Connecting Classrooms School’s pledge Beirut Lebanon 2010 

Hong Kong Live Vibe Dance workshops 2013/2010 

Resident Choreographer for Street Dance International sponsored by Malta Guinness 2011 (Kenya) 2010 (Ghana) 2009 (Ghana) 

Disability in sports Islington Disabled children access to dance 2012/2013/2014


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