Hiplet fuses classical pointe technique with African, Latin, hip-hop and urban dance styles that are rooted in communities of color. By mixing ballet with current popular songs familiar to audiences who don’t normally attend ballet, Hiplet is making ballet accessible to all. Performances may incorporate the rhythms of African drums with Tchaikovsky, arabesques and beat-boxing or even tango en pointe — all while showcasing Hiplet’s trademark sass, hip movements, and struts to popular music such as Black Violin or Beyoncé. After features on Good Morning America, Buzzfeed and The Huffington Post, this new art form has gone viral since spring 2016. Partnerships with Mercedes Benz, Vogue’s Anna Wintour, New York and Paris Fashion Week, W Magazine, Versace and Old Navy, to name a few, have culminated in an incredible worldwide demand for choreographer Homer Bryant’s innovative technique.