Deshawn Da Prince

Hanro Janse van Rensburg

Deshawn Hawthorne, known as Deshawn Da Prince was originally a hip-hop freestyle dancer with styles such as waving, gliding, popping & tutting.

 He was enrolled into Devor Dance Center in Jamaica Queens NY. at age five and his first classes ever were Jazz, Ballet, and African, but five years later he was introduced to Hip Hop. with a group from the same center named Da F.I.R.M. He was the youngest dancer in the group but kept up with the other young adults in the group. Deshawn, later on, joined a crew of boys who named themselves G.I.B (Go In Brother) who labeled him as a choreographer for the group.

 Deshawn has worked with artists such as Chris Brown, Lil Nas, Christina Aguilera, Jidenna, Keke Palmer, Lil Mama, and more…. Whether choreographing or backup dancing he booked as much as possible.

 As Deshawn went on experiencing the choreography world he then started submitting to shows such as Carnival NY, Sybarite Love is Love & WOD N.J. where he presented his latest works.

He also started artist development and creative directing through the experience of doing such shows.

Right now Deshawn is a choreographer, dancer, dance coach & artist developer who is signed to MSA and runs a New York Hip-Hop company named “Royal Thieves” which is a high-energy dance crew who just won 3rd Place in the U.S division at “World Of Dance Finals” in California!

Deshawn is just getting started, his vision and goals are now more clear than ever.