Jimmie Surles does not only teach at the IDCF Stuttgart this year, he has also grown up in the city and describes it as the place he loves and would always come back to. Nonetheless Jimmie made the move to Los Angeles in 2005 after months of going back and forth between the city of angels and his hometown in Germany to push his career as a dancer. Jimmie even quit his studies shortly before his graduation to invest in his dream. A risk he wouldn’t regret. After coming back to Germany he started choreographing for various events, fashion shows and independent artists and soon became engaged in projects for brands like adidas and BMW, a number of movie roles and performances alongside Grace Jones, Mariah Carey und Nile Rodgers.