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Billie Jordan    

After surviving an abusive childhood and repeated trauma in a fatal earthquake, Billie Jordan used these experiences as a catalyst for improving the lives of elderly people in her community - setting them up as the world's oldest hip hop dance group with

After surviving an abusive childhood and repeated trauma in the Christchurch Earthquake, Billie Jordan used these experiences as a catalyst for improving the lives of people in her community. She established The Hip Op-eration Crew™; a hip hop dance group consisting of senior citizens aged 71 to 96 years old. They are in the Guinness World Records as the oldest dance group in the world and have performed at the World Hip Hop Championships in Las Vegas, and to an audience of 15,000 at the Taipei Arena in Taiwan.

A feature documentary film called Hip Hop-eration about Billie's mission to get her elderly neighbours to the World Hip Hop championships has been playing in cinemas all over the world and has won dozens of awards at international film festivals.

Billie was recognised by Her Majesty the Queen in 2016 with an MNZM (Member of the NZ Order of Merit), awarded New Zealander of the Year in the Local Hero category in 2015, has done a Ted Talk to critical acclaim, and been a guest speaker at the Beehive and many of New Zealand's most prestigious events. She has now launched the Hip Op-eration Dance Academy™ globally so every person in the world, including senior citizens, has the opportunity to learn hip hop dance through her academy.

Hear the inspiring story of how Billie changed the lives of her elderly neighbours and how they changed hers. If your audience don't give her a standing ovation at the end, they'll be the first audience not to do so!


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Speech Topics

Themes covered in speaking presentations

Style: Inspirational, Entertaining, Motivating, Visionary, Insightful, Impactful, Brilliant.

Category: Inspiration, Teamwork, Leadership, Overcoming Obstacles, Challenging Convention, Exceeding Expectations, Make it Happen, Against All Odds, Community, Business, Difference One Person Can Make.

Role: Keynote, After-Dinner, Breakfast, Workshops, Entertainment (dance crew also available).

Travels From: Waiheke Island, Auckland, New Zealand.


In The News

Billie Jordan and her Hip Op-eration Crew have been featured in the following news media:-

Front page of the Wall Street Journal Michael and Kelly Show, USA Huffington Post Daily Telegraph Irish Examiner Upworthy BBC Television BBC Radio Sunday Night Programme, Austrailia Fox News, USA Ruptly News Agency Europe Associated Press, World Telegraph, UK Breakfast New Zealand Today Australia Chinese Television, China CCTVA, Africa Jay Thomas Show, USA Las Vegas Sun, USA TVNZ, New Zealand TV3, New Zealand Channel 7, Australia Channel 9, Australia Radio New Zealand ABC Australia France International Courier Womens Weekly Lucky Break Magazine Dance Connect Taipei Prime Time News, Taiwan lots more from Israel and Amsterdam to Sweden and Greece.

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