For nearly a decade, Nick ‘GenNew’ Nguyen has been teaching with the aim of building the Nova Scotian street dance community through Breaking. The home-grown Haligonian has worked with organizations such as Halifax Dance, Concrete Roots, the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts, and Dance Nova Scotia. GenNew, in partnership with Dance NS and the Halifax Central Libraries, established BreakSpace, which aims to increase accessibility to the art form of breaking through sustainable community development. Nick has also competed locally and across Canada. Nick’s mission through his teaching, BreakSpace, and other ventures is to acknowledge disparities in access and empower community in an effort to attain Hiphop’s values of peace, love, and unity through expression.