Dickson Mbi was born in Cameroon and 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. Dickson has featured in multiple TV campaigns including BALMAIN X H&M (2016), AUDI E TRON (2014), and was the face for LUCOZADE REVIVE (2012). Over the course of his career, he has worked with award-winning artists such as Russell Maliphant, Boy Blue Entertainment, Robbie Williams, Corrine Bailey-Rae, Black Eyed Peas and choreographed the 'Leave A Trace' music video for CHVRCHES.
He is an award-winning choreographer and has been commissioned by several theatres, festivals and arts organisation. In 2018, Sadler's Wells Theatre commissioned a documentary ‘Street to Stage’ about Dickson's artistic journey for BBC4’s Danceworks series. Later that year, Sadler's Wells commissioned him to create work for their elderly company - The Company of Elders. In the following year, Dickson was commissioned by BBC Young Dancer to create the winning choreography UNSTRUNG performed by Max Revell.
As a leader in his community, Dickson focuses on fostering the future 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.
AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
2019 The Lowry, Manchester Artist Development Programme
2019 South Bank Sky Arts Award for ‘Times Breakthrough Artist’
2018 Nomination for ‘Outstanding Male Performer (Modern)’ at the Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards for his
performance in Maliphantworks 2
2017-18 One Dance UK Trailblazers Fellow
2017 Nomination for ‘Emerging Artist’ at the Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards
2017 ‘Best Achievement in Dance’ at the UK Theatre Award,
2016 MASDANZA Audience Award for Best Choreography
2016 National Theatre of Korea commission solo
2016 REVERB Award for Best Choreography