Elements Collective

Welcome to Elements Collective

Exciting News!

Elements Collective have been lucky enough to receive Funding from the Australia Council of the Arts for the Creative Development of our new hip-hop dance theatre show M.I.N.D.E.D. directed by Leah Tilney.

This means the team will be funded for artist wages for a 5 weeks development plus Lighting, Costume & Sound design and Dramaturg direction.

Cast includes B-boy Yogi, Benny Garcia, Travers Ross & Leah Tilney plus dramaturg Emma Serjeant.



CYPHER TOUR by Nick Power

Elements Collective owner Leah Tilney is off on tour with this amazing show by originally a Brisbane hip-hop heavyweight BBOY RELY aka NICK POWER.

Elements Collective are also co-producing the Toowoomba, Roma and Brisbane leg of the tour. Details are as follows:

"Step into the Cypher, the circle where power moves, footwork and funk is the language. A raw celebration of Hip Hop culture, Cypher is your chance to share the space with four ultra skillful, world class b*boys as they battle it out in the ultimate hip hop ritual."

Choreographed by Nick Power and backed by the booming beats of sound designer Jack Prest, Cypher invites you to step to the edge of the circle and witness the raw energy and culture within.

"Cypher is raw skill, strength and talent.. and yet the work is also beautiful and astounding" Planet Arts

Choreographed by Nick Power
Produced by Britt Guy
Sound Design by Jack Prest
Lighting Design by Mirrabelle Wouters
Performed by B*boys Akorn, Tass, Stevie G and Blue

The work requires the audience to stand and move quickly in low light. In past seasons we however have been able to accommodate small children, wheelchairs and people with disabilities with a little pre planning. Please note any accessibility concerns when booking.

Initial presented as part of Dance Satellite, curated and produced by Britt Guy, an initiative supported the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding advisory body. Tour supported by The Playing Queensland Fund and arTour, initiatives of the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet.


Book now for performances
Saturday 21 May, 3pm & 7pm 
and Breaking workshop on Friday 20 May, 5pm
The Grid Hybrid Arts Collective, Toowoomba

Book now for performances 
Saturday 4 June, 7pm & Sunday 5 June, 5pm 
and Breaking masterclass on Sunday 5 June, 1pm
Elements Collective, Fortitude Valley 

Book now for performance
Wednesday 8 June, 7:30pm and Breaking workshop on Wednesday 8 June, 3:30pm
Performance: Hibernian Hall, Roma
Workshop: Jubilee Hall, Roma State College


Does your school or dance studio need a teacher?

Elements Collective are one of QLDs premier Hip-hop dance companies and have a fantastic range of B-boying/B-girling  (breakdance), hip-hop (Street dance) and Acrobatics/Tumbling & Tricking teachers.

We currently supply teachers and programs to over 20 schools and studios throughout Brisbane and Gold Coast.
Email us HERE to enquire about our programs and staff!




Hire for Events, Workshops, Classes or Rehearsals. Please email bookings@cupo.com.au for availability!

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Located in Fortitude Valley (Brisbane), Elements Collective is Brisbane's leading Hip-hop based Dance Company and the only company dedicated to representing all elements of hip-hop culture, Providing quality Workshops, Classes, Performances and Touring Theatre Productions.

Offering workshops & programs for Kids to Adults in Break & Street Dance Styles. Elements Collective also run many community and schools based workshops and masterclasses in Dance, Music Production, Beat-boxing, Emceeing and Songwriting.

Elements Collective bring together a mix of the Brisbane's most well known and established hip hop artists and was founded as a means of spreading Hip Hop culture to an audience where it might otherwise not be properly received.
Elements Collective are proud to be one of the few companies in Brisbane to produce and tour live Hip-hop and Street Theater Productions spreading positive,social and cultural messages through each performance. Touring and booking information can be made by emailing productions@elementscollective.com.au 

Drawing upon the skills of various artists in all elements, each member has been teaching, performing and representing the culture for many years and are highly respected in their chosen fields, many of them award winning and champion artists.

EC has a growing list of facilitators and performers who provide  unique and exciting work. Focusing on Workshops, Teaching Tours, Regional and Rural work, Live shows, Corporate events and many  more.

Elements Collective run their main classes in the Valley from Cupo Venue  :2x large dance studios that open up to a  huge events space. Studios are available for hire through the venue CUPO! Enquire about studio hire here.


CLASSES: Elements Collective currently run over 20 classes per week through their external teaching programs at dance schools around Brisbane including: Mater Dei Dance, Kidz Academy of Performing Arts, Generation Dance, Cranfield School of Dance, C.A.P.A, Ellapointe, Street Tread and Universal Dance Company to name a few.

WORKSHOPS: Elements Collective supply professional choreographers and teachers to schools, clubs and community organisations around Brisbane. Elements Collective have a implemented a unique and successful syllabus for Hip-hop / Street and Break dance classes throughout QLD and a widely known throughout Australia for their elite facilitators, many of whom have represented the country at World level events.

PERFORMANCES: Elements Collective are Brisbane’s premier hip-hop dance company, not only are they well known for their representation in Australian hip-hop culture, but also known for having a huge list of experienced , versatile and talented performers who create exclusive and exciting entertainment for sporting teams, corporate showcases, demonstrations, promotional work, film, TV and advertising.

PRODUCTIONS: Elements Collective create exciting, innovating and new hip-hop based dance theatre. With a cast of some of the best street dancers in Australia, Elements Collective currently have 2x touring shows: “Goldy and the 3 B-bears” a children’s dance theatre and comedy work and “One Way” an open age, full length, dance theatre piece along with a 3rd production currently in creative development. All 3 shows are available for seasoned residencies, touring and festivals.

- Workshop Facilitators
– Regular Dance & Acrobatics Teachers
– Exclusive Choreography and show development
– Programming
– Mentoring
– Performers
– Entertainment
– Theatre productions / Touring 
– Event Management

Founded as an agency for performers & teachers in 2008, Elements Collective’s studios officially opened doors in September 2010.
Elements Collective are actively involved in Brisbane’s hip-hop community hosting regular classes as well as community & schools programs, events, workshops and performances.

Studio Space
Elements Collective is run from the CUPO venue at 17 McLachlan Street, Fortitude Valley.
Studios are available for hire through www.cupo.com.au or by emailing bookings@cupo.com.au

Elements Collective is independently owned and directed by Leah Tilney (B-girl Flix).

The idea for Elements Collective evolved through the collaboration of founding members:

  • Leah Tilney (B-girl Flix)
  • Tom Horn (Tom Thum/ Born Fresh Records)
  • Conan Whitehouse (Photographer / Fre Agentz Crew)
  • Joe Mackay (Eloquence – The Winnie Coopers)

Elements Collective has a growing list of facilitators and performers that provide unique and exciting work. Focusing on workshops, teaching tours, regional and rural work, live shows, corporate events and many more.

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