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About Joe

JOSEPH ‘MN JOE’ TRAN has been a professional breaker since 2005. He is a member of the world-renowned crew Knuckleheads Cali and a founding member of BRKFST Dance Company, an exploratory dance company rooted in breaking. Tran is the recipient of the 2019 McKnight Dancer Fellowship. He has worked as a dancer and choreographer for the NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves “First Avenue Breakers” from 2007-2019, choreographed original works with Lisa Berman and set repertoire with BRKFST Dance Company as a Cowles Guest Artist at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities for the University Dance Theatre production. He currently works as a breaking instructor for Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists and Concordia University. He has accumulated multiple first place victories in breaking competitions across the US, Europe and South America.

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