Darren ‘Jelly’ O’Kane

Darren 'Jelly' O'Kane

Darren ‘Jelly’ O’Kane

From Omagh, County Tyrone, Jelly is now based in Newcastle, UK. He has been dancing since 1998 and is a member of Bad Taste Cru (BTC).

Jelly has had an extensive career as a competitive bboy, battling worldwide, representing Ireland and the UK at many international events. As a solo competitor he has represented the UK in major events such as Red Bull BC1 (Ireland) and Outbreak Europe (The Netherlands), and has also won many titles with BTC.
Jelly is a vital member of the BTC creative production team, choreographing and dancing in many critically acclaimed dance theatre productions in such world renowned venues as The Royal Albert Hall, The Royal Opera House, The Place and Sadler’s Wells (UK), The Palace of the Arts (USA), and at events such as Breaking Convention (UK), San Francisco Hip Hop Theatre Festival and Z’Arts Up (France).

Jelly is also a filmmaker, guitar player and a DJ, with an eclectic music collection. His love for music is the driving force in his life and inspires and influences everything he does.