Professional street dance & community arts educator Marcelino DaCosta, also known as Frost Flow, has been a practitioner and advocate of Hip-Hop culture since 1998.
He is the founder of the world-renowned GROUND ILLUSIONZ Hip-Hop Art Collective based in the Greater Toronto Area of Ontario, Canada & expanded internationally to Taiwan & Japan.
Frost’s signature style of B-Boying comes across in his social contributions. Using a distinct, Hip-Hop style of pedagogy that emphasizes grassroots movements and social agency through artistic-cultural expression, Frost shares knowledge about health, wellbeing, and self-empowerment. Through continual effort and inspiration, Frost represents a definitive essence of his craft, while bridging generations for unification and progressive education.
This year, Frost shared his “Full Step Saga” vision, craft and culture as a TEDx speaker for Vancouver’s “ID” production 2015. He is a national ambassador, local leader and supporter of many grassroots initiatives, including: The Word Project (2004), Behaviour Arts Fest (2009-2014), R.H.Y.T.H.M. & Let Go Expo (2011), and Share Our Spirit (2011-2014) & STORYTiME Japan (2015).
Frost currently works for the City of Mississauga, UNITY charity, Blue Print Pathways & is focused on his independent Art Education project – “FULL STEP SAGA”