Jorge Pabon

Adjunct Instructor


JORGE "POPMASTER FABEL" PABON was born and raised in NYC’s Spanish Harlem where at  an early age he developed his dance and choreography career at Hip Hop jams and clubs  throughout the city. His pioneering individuality has been showcased internationally since 1982.  Fabel also gained world renown as a featured dancer in the Hip Hop cult classic movie Beat Street

Senior member of the Rock Steady Crew and member of the Electric Boogaloos, Fabel is also co-founder of GhettOriginal Productions Inc. With GhettOriginal, Fabel co-authored, co directed, and co-choreographed the first two Hip Hop musicals ever, So! What Happens Now? and Jam on the Groove (first official Off-Broadway Hip Hop musical). He has also choreographed various Hip Hop musicals and theater productions throughout the years. 

Fabel is the co-founder of Tools Of War© which is an organization that brought Hip Hop  culture back to the parks of New York City for 15 years (2003-2018) . TOW represents the grass  roots essence of Hip Hop culture. 

As an adjunct professor, he teaches Hip Hop dance/movement and history in the Experimental  Theater Wing and Open Arts/Collaborative Arts Program at NYU's prestigious Tisch School of  the Arts. Fabel presents lectures, demonstrations, teaches master classes, and participates in  outreach programs and conferences internationally. 

Fabel is currently a master teacher and national reviewer for the National YoungArts  Foundation. He was recently the Artist, Scholar in Residence and Fashion Curator for the  Universal Hip Hop Museum’s [R]Evolution of Hip Hop exhibit in the Bronx.  

Currently, Fabel is the Artistic Director for the European launch of the 50th Anniversary of Hip  Hop (50HHA™) and will have some of his archival vintage fashion displayed at the Museum of F.I.T.’s Fresh, Fly, and Fabulous: 50 Years of Hip Hop Style exhibit.