Five Fast Facts: RUBBERBAND 

March 23, 2021
Six dancers in colorful tops, hands on the others shoulders in line with two in the middle pull the group forward
1. Two dancers stading on one foot, one holds the leg of the other while kicking up, both arching backwards with arms open

Photo by Bill Herbert


RUBBERBAND, led by Victor Quijada, performs a unique hybrid of breakdance, classical ballet, and dance theater, a style of dance new to audiences that has been described as explosive, “Their bodies channel dynamic, liquid grace one moment, then hit a sharp elbow punch the next.” (Dance Magazine)

Victor Quijada


Artistic director and choreographer Victor Quijada was born and raised in Los Angeles and grew up dancing in the b-boy circles and hip hop clubs in the city. He then moved to New York City to join THARP!, followed by stints with Ballet Tech and Les Grands Ballets Canadiens. Quijada has referred to RUBBERBAND’s unique style as “a way to bring the two parts of me together.

3. One dance holds the leg of another as he stretches backward


RUBBERBAND uses its own unique movement style, developed by Victor Quijada, known as the RUBBERBAND Method. This blend of urban and contemporary dance is now taught internationally in master classes, workshops, and university programs.

Company dances in pairs, person behind holds the person in front who has their arms up and open


Vic’s Mix, which premiered in 2016 as part of the Festival International Dans Encore in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, features choreography set to music by Bach, Prokofiev, and Jasper Gahunia, among others.

Two dancers, one lunges with a hand on the floor, the other is one their back with her legs up in the air


You can view the latest clips from RUBBERBAND’s rehearsals and teasers for new works on their Youtube channel.