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Since 2007, Taylor Travassos-Lomba has danced in the New England breakin' community, where he is known by his b-boy name RTHYM. Taylor learned to dance alongside his crew, Swift Charakterz, and works to translate his experiences learning through hip-hop into the classroom. Taylor is considered a top-contender in the Massachusetts and Rhode Island battle scene and has been invited to compete, judge, and speak at numerous cultural events in the breakin' community. Most recently, he was invited as a judge for Boston University's 2020 event "OVR DRV," as a battle guest for the 2020 event "Entering ShaoLynn" in Lynn, MA, and as a guest speaker for the "Each One Teach Two Symposium" in Toronto, ON. Taylor also produces original music and organizes community outreach events in the cities near his hometown. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics and Philosophy from Brown University and began teaching at Tufts in the Fall of 2018.
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