GODFREY ELDER

 
My mission is to live out my dreams and inspire others to do the same before its time to go.
— GODFREY ELDER
 
Godfrey Elder is an American actor, author, dance instructor, performer, educator, emcee and entertainer. As an instructor, Godfrey has a over a decade of experience teaching dance classes and workshops to all ages. Skilled in breakdance, hip hop acrobatics, house dance, popping, choreography, and more, his classes have been the training grounds for thousands of dancers throughout New York City, New Jersey, and Connecticut. His unique dance classes gained popularity from New York City Council Members, including coverage by major media outlets such as New York Newsday, the Daily News, and interviews on NY1. He’s also traveled nationwide on a Hip Hop Tour throughout Australia with Indigenous Hip Hop Projects, teaching, and performing. Godfrey’s motivational style has inspired and aided students to use their talents to win awards, dance competitions, pursue professional dancing careers and to become dance instructors themselves. Merging the simplicity of having fun while promoting a healthy lifestyles, his mission as a dance instructor is to create a safe environment where people can unite and build confidence through self-expression within the global culture of Hip-Hop.

As a dancer, he attended Broadway Dance Center, one of New York City’s top tier dance schools but grew up learning from Hip-Hop Pioneers throughout the five boroughs. He has since performed internationally and has been featured in music videos with iconic Hip-Hop artist such as Black Sheep and A Tribe Called Quest. He is well known for his dynamic dance moves, headspins and charismatic stage presence. Godfrey leads a successful career as a master of ceremonies and party motivator in the entertainment industry. Emcee G satisfies clients needs of high quality entertainment, whether be it a high energy, non-stop dance party, or a classy, reserved celebration. Emcee G has worked with model, Natalie Sady from The Bachelor Australia in a charity fundraiser for underprivileged kids during Melbourne Spring Fashion Week and also for multi-platinum recording artist, Katy Perry for her Prismatic World Tour in Australia. With the natural ability to get the dance floor moving, sensitivity to the needs of ethnic-based and religious ceremonies, he’s has provided entertainment for hundreds of special events including corporate events, weddings, mitzvahs, birthday and holiday parties, community functions, venue promotions from New York to LA and Australia. With a decade of experience, he has a passion for bringing people together with a welcoming vibe and creating unforgettable memories for families and friends.

As an actor he’s been featured in commercials advertisements, TV shows, and appearances on MTV, BET, and Univision. As an author, he’s published three motivational books entitled Get Straight to the Point, XV, and 12 Paragraphs that will change your life, of which are creative collections of quotes, and stories to challenge conventional thought, inspire proactivity, and success. In addition he also is a recording artist and song writer. Elder, is an advocate for youth, education, and promotes literacy. He believes in giving back to the community and has experience with young people as a seasoned educator. With a talent for connecting with young people he facilitates workshop on youth leadership, hip-hop culture, academic success, youth empowerment, self esteem, job readiness, health, fitness, leadership and more. He’s worked with many community outreach programs and has given workshops at youth detention facilities. G’s love to give back has lead him to performed in dozens of nursing homes and children’s hospitals across New York City.