Joanna Holewa Chrona
Joanna Holewa Chrona aka Skywalker met dancing at a very young age but has been active within the freestyle scene since 2009. She started with popping at back then the very popular place LAVA Megashop where all freestyle dancers met and practised together. Since 2009 she has travelled all over the world with her dancing as well as in Sweden. Performances for the danish queen, for the president of Croatia, worked with the choreographers Steen Koerner, Ambra Succi, Lisa Janbell, Lotta Gharton. Joannas strenght is mainly Popping but recently she started her own label called AFIA and through that she is also organizing events. She is also active and very influenced by Hiphop, House, Djazze, Sabar and Pantsula… its through her travels that she is buildt as a dancer. Since 2013 she is working with the all female group Swedish Family, they have together won a lot of battles such as Scandinavian Superjam, City Color Cyphers, Streetfighters, Malmö Run 04 and been invited to festivals in both Senegal and Gabon to teach.
1. What is the main focus on your classes?
In my classes I will teach the basics of every style, but not to get caught so that all look the same, I will vary them with different exercises to develop your personal style.
2. Which qualities do you think are important for a dancer?
Being honest with yourself and move in a way that your body wants to move. To have a good relationship with the music and be able to use the techniques together.
3. What makes your style unique?
I have traveled a lot and taken influences from all the different corners of the world and do not limit myself when it comes to dance styles. I know the basics of each style I practice but choose to mix in with things I am inspired by.
4. What inspires you?
Anything can inspire me. A good song, another dancer, a sunny day, a motivational speech, an article of clothing, different countries / cultures. Every day I see something that inspires me to continue dancing.