Entertainment

Ridge dancer crowned ‘Cultural Architect’

Ryan Morrisette being interviewed at the first Cultural Architect Awards. - Contributed
Ryan Morrisette being interviewed at the first Cultural Architect Awards.
— image credit: Contributed

Hip hop dancer Ryan Morrisette was honoured last week at the first Cultural Architect Awards in Vancouver for his contribution to the dance community.

The award ceremony was created to inspire, educate and reveal the beauty of dance and art.

An instructor at DanceFX, Morrisette was recognized for his “exemplary attitude and influence within and outside his community.”

The 20-year-old is a world champion hip hop dancer who has cystic fibrosis. He dances with Freshh, a crew who were crowned Canadian National Hip Hop champs and Hip Hop International grand finalists in 2011.

Morrisette will represent Canada at the World Hip Hop championships in Germany this year as an assistant captain to the team.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Mount Polley dike completed, investigators move in
 
Soaring municipal pay criticized in provincial review
 
Government restarts forest licence review
Hope Centre opens in Sooke
 
Just the Facts: The B.C. Teachers Strike (VIDEO)
 
VIDEO: Netflix steps into showdown against Canadian TV commission
HOMEFINDER: Rebuilding one brick at a time
 
Richest 10 per cent hold more than half of wealth in B.C.
 
Clean Team