biggest breakdancing competition: A mother of one from South London, who is competing in the world’s biggest breakdancing tournament, has expressed her determination to “go all out to win.”
A mother-of-one from South London, who is competing in the world’s biggest breakdancing tournament, has expressed her determination to “go all out to win.”
Anna Ponomarenko, 29, known as B-Girl Stefani, showcased her skills at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris on Saturday evening for the Red Bull BC One World Finals.
Having emerged as the winner of the Red Bull BC One Last Chance Cypher in the French capital on Friday night, she secured a coveted spot and will compete against 15 other dancers in the b-girl category, representing different parts of the world, in a dance-off.
B-Girl Stefani, who resides in Southwark and is a mother to an eight-month-old, remarked, “The B-girl Red Bull Last Chance Cypher competition wasn’t easy, and I didn’t really expect to win, but here I am. I’m incredibly proud of myself.”
“The last time I made it to the Red Bull BC One World Final two years ago, things didn’t work out, but this time, I’m giving it my all to win.”
She added that she will bring her best as always, showcasing her style, power, and energy. She has come close to winning the title before, having reached the 2021 World Finals, and is even more determined to clinch it this year.
The b-boys category also features 16 finalists from countries including Great Britain, France, Brazil, and Malaysia.
The event is hosted by MC Amjad from Switzerland and American rapper and songwriter MyVerse, with the music curated by French DJ One Up.