Rupert's alias of "Ru-Tang the Veganese Art Warrior" emerged from his involvement in Hip-Hop and formed with his continued commitment to the culture. As an MC or dancer, it is important to find some-kind of strong persona when engaging in cyphers and battles. The "Veganese Art Warrior" is just this.
With a foundation in basic break technique of top-rocks, foot-work and freezes, and with knowledge of Hip Hop Party moves and grooves, Ru-Tang is most capable of teaching beginner students from ages 5-18, but also facilitates workshops with older dancers looking for an introduction to the art-form. He has been employed by the same studio since 2013 and continues to love his job.
As a dance performer, Ru-Tang has performed on stage with a Tribe Called Red, Snotty Nose Rez Kids, VCC gamelan ensemble, Project Soul, SOULdiers, and Streetrich Hip Hop society. He has facilitated workshops for the YMCA, Boldskool, Sam's Dance, IndigenEYEZ, Full Circle, Power of Hope, PYE Global, and Art Starts.