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Born and raised in Washington Heights & The Bronx, New York City, DISTER has always been a part of an amazing culture that is more than its food and dance, but also cant be defined without it. From Hip Hop to Mambo there are many layers to his story.


A young kid finding his way as a Graffiti writer and club dancer, he evolved into a professional Muralist and Artistic Director while building a successful career as an international Choreographer.


Using the tools from these fields, he pivoted to focus on education, working as an adjunct professor in several universities in New York and abroad. 

With plans to educate and work within our communities on a larger scale DISTER started  I LOVE MY HOOD, a collective of educators artists and activists dedicated to the greater good through Hip Hop.

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