“Good ideas take time, great ideas take a little longer, and epic dance battles take experience, conception, and modern dance integration—Solid Dance Battle: 40 years in the making” -J.R.


Founder/Owner Solid Dance battle

J.R. started sharing her dance techniques as a studio instructor starting at age 14.  She landed her first professional contract at 15 and went on tour with*NSYNC, Performed with the Disney CO.,  has contributed and performed in multiple Super Bowl halftime shows and competitions. A constant force in the dance industry, J.R. started Solid Hip Hop in 2002. A program that integrates ideas and concepts for up-and-coming dancers to showcase their talent, get noticed and grow their careers.

Rather than compete, Solid Hip Hop dancers went straight to performance art at the street level. The raw choreography, the dancers’ energy, and talent generated a buzz that caught the attention of the NBA, MLB, and NFL. Solid Hip Hop dancers were now the focal point at halftime shows, baseball games, and showcasing their talent at the Staples Center. The end goal for J.R., of course, is to create opportunities for talented dancers.

J.R. has now taken Solid Hip Hop to the next level and transformed it into the premier dance battle of the year. Solid Dance Battle makes its debut at SoFi Stadium. 

Email: jr@soliddancebattle.com

The Battle Team

Tim Stevenson

Creative Director

Tim Stevenson is one of today’s most innovative choreographers, producers, directors.  As a choreography he has worked with some of the industry’s greatest performers like Jennifer Lopez, Destiny’s Child, Trinity Jo Dee Messina, Preston c Howell, Usher, Boys to Men, Johnny Knoxville, Paris Hilton, Stacie Oricco among others.  Tim comes from an extensive background in all styles of dance and has performed on stages, concerts, television award shows, and music videos with Jennifer Lopez, Boys II Men, Usher, Brandy, TLC, Jennifer Love Hewitt to name a few.

Outside of all his projects Tim finds the time to create a dance convention that brings together some of the greatest educators in the world called DanceaTAK and co- write a book called “The Business of Dance.” Everything you need to know about the Hollywood dance industry and Producing Commercials and Podcasts.  Tim strives to bring positive experiences to all his projects and inspire all who strive for excellence.

Alex Mitchell

Social Media Director / Battle Instructor

Dance has always been Alex’s passion. Early on, his drive and skills landed him a dance opportunity on MTV. Through time he learned his true creativity was to share his abilities. He now does Dance Battle instruction motivating individuals to push their limits and find their true groove. His alter ego is the driving force behind Solid Dance Battle’s social media platform, which allows all levels of dancers to engage, interact, learn new moves, and feel a sense of community.

DJ Method

Battle DJ

DJ method has been dropping beats that energize crowds and motivate dancers on the Solid Hip Hop tours for ten years. His ability to bend songs and manage BPMs has positively driven the spirit of dance battles and major events to the next level. His streetwise mixes and beats reflect the pulse of the music culture in southern CA. The power of his music and the energy of the people become one.