Theatre Arts Major

Esperonto Bean

Esperonto Bean

Adjunct Professor
Areas of Specialization - Dance and Movement Studies


Esperonto Bean is recognized as a pioneer House dancer from Baltimore, and is versed in many dance styles, including House, Hip-Hop, Locking and Punking/Whacking. He is the founder and director of Bmore Houseful, which is a dance company dedicated to House dance culture.

Esperonto was the co-recipient of the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage Imagine Choreographer Award for House dance choreography. He was a premiere performer and master class instructor at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall at ArtScape, Culture Shock DC, Edgeworks Dance Theater, Lesole’s Dance Project, The White House Easter Egg Roll, Georgetown University, Portland University, Earth Week on the National Mall, Dance Place and The Kennedy Center Millennium Stage. He also trained and choreograph for the 1# US Junior Ice Skating Team.

Esperonto's credibility in the dance scene also led him to open for acclaimed House and Hip-Hop artists such as Barbara Tucker, CeCe Penniston, Robin S., FunkMaster Flex, KRS1, Loon, K-Solo, Mix Master Mike and Dirty Vegas. He has performed at legendary house clubs such as The Sound Factory Bar in NYC, Club Zanzibar in NJ, The Paradox in Baltimore, MD.

Esperonto was mentored by the legendary Fluky Luke and the late Fred “ReRun” Berry of the famed group “The Lockers”. He is a member of GroovMekanex, the first Locking crew in the DMV area. Esperonto has danced with GroovMekanex as special guest performers for the internationally recognized Hip-Hop dance company Rennie Harris Pure Movement. GroovMekanex is currently the leading locking crew in California. Esperonto has studied under Ana “Lollipop” Sanchez and the late Shabba Doo from the famed move Breakin’ to learn the dance style Punking and Whacking.

He was adjunct faculty at Baltimore County Community College and Howard Community College where he implemented the first lecture course on the history of Hip Hop culture. Esperonto is currently teaching the first accredited Urban dance course at American University.