Dickson Mbi was born in Cameroon but grew up in London where he studied at Lewisham College and London Contemporary Dance School. He is a world-renowned dancer in the Hip Hop dance community and best known for his popping skills which is integral to the work that he creates today.
In 2012 Dickson featured in the advertisement for Lucozade Revived, and over the course of his career, he has worked with award-winning artists such as Russell Maliphant and Boy Blue Entertainment. He was nominated for the Emerging Artist Award at the 2017 Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards and following his performance in Maliphant works 2, he was nominated for the Outstanding Male Modern Performance award at the 2018 Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards. Last year Dickson received the award for Times Breakthrough Artist at the South Bank Sky Arts Awards.
His an Award winning choreographer and have been commissioned by several theatres, festivals and arts organisation. In 2016 he received REVERB Award for Best Choreography, MASDANZA Audience Award for Best Choreography and Leave A Trace – CHVRCHES (Music Video). Sadlers Wells Theatre commissioned a documentary about his artistic journey on BBC4: Street to Stage and commissioned him to make work on their elderly company ‘The Company of Elders’ 2018 and choreographing the wining choreography for the BBC Young Dancer 2019.
As a leader of his community, Dickson focuses on fostering the new generations of dancers with his partner Brooke Milliner in their battle crews Prototype and Fiya House. As a choreographer, Dickson enjoys making works for other companies as well as presenting his own works under Dickson Mbi Company, produce by Farooq Chaudhry.