Adrian Bernard

Program Coordinator

Adrian Bernard A.K.A Switch B is one of Toronto’s Top B-Boys and Hip-Hop Arts Educators. Having started dance in 2002, Adrian has travelled to many countries and parts of Canada through Educational, as well as competitive ventures. Some of these countries include Korea, The United States, Italy, Germany, Holland and Belgium. Through Arts Education, Adrian has taught dance in First Nations Reserves such as Janvier, Fort Chip, Fort Vermilion, Fort McKay, Anzac, Lac Seul and Kuggaruk. 

 

Adrian’s dance expertise is not only limited to a dance studio setting. Since 2012 Adrian has taught in Community Centre’s, High school classrooms, Rehabilitation clinics, halfway houses and even at the Roy McMurtry Youth Centre a Youth Prison. Having a background is Social Work, Adrian is familiar with many different personalities and age groups. Adrian hopes to one day open up his own learning facility through the Arts.

 

Outside of education Adrian Bernard, or as many know him in the competitive circuit Switch B has developed a reputation as a Battle B-Boy. In 2007 his dance crew The Floor Assassins Militia represented Canada in the B-Boy Unit World Finals in Seoul Korea. The F.A.M. has won The House of Paint Hip-Hop festival 3 times, and Switch B took first place at the Skillz-O-Meter 5 Championships in Montreal back in 2015. Later in 2015 Adrian was involved in a car accident that would temporarily put dance on hold. Through consistent training and rehabilitation throughout 2016, Adrian came back and  placed first at The Shine one on one Breaking competition in Vancouver 2017.

 

Recognized as a household name in Canada, Adrian continues to train and teach his craft. Now becoming an older generation B-Boy in the scene, Adrian has been taking his time to train and educate the next generation of dancers in Toronto.

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