Passion for Breaking
Since his freshman year at Penn State now senior Nico Jao has been following one of his passions for dance. After years of martial arts and gymnastics, there wasn’t much of a surprise when Jao turned to a specific style of hip-hop dancing involving complicated aerials, twists, and stunts called b-boy, or breaking, and what is commonly referred to as break dancing.
For Jao, dancing started as a way he could escape from reality, but now he feels that it has become part of his identity.
Video reporting by Ruijia Zhang, edited by Nick Thomas