Professional ballet performers go undercover as break dancers in Washington Square Park.
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For our latest mission, professional ballet performers pose as break dancers in New York’s Washington Square Park. The men hype up their tumbling routine to a gathered crowd before realizing they brought the “wrong music.” The crowd is surprised as they slowly realize the performer’s hidden talents.

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Created and Directed by Charlie Todd

Produced by Deverge

Music: by Tyler Walker

Created and Directed by: Charlie Todd
Producers: Alan Aisenberg, Andrew Soltys
Associate Producer: Juan Cocuy
Camera: Lauren Murphy, Chloe Smolkin, Peter Steusloff, Christian Mortensen
Hidden Camera: Ilya Smelansky
Sound Mixer: Ken Barbera
Editor: Matt Braunsdorf
Assistant Editor: Danny Behar
Still Photography: Arin Sang-urai
Production Assistants: Danny Behar, Austin Poplin, Alex Romanski, Zak Roland
Field Day Director of Photography: Justin Ayers
Field Day MoVI Operators: Spencer Thielmann, Adam Nawrot
Field Day Assistant Camera: Sarah Harrison
Cast: Zultari Gomez, Stephanie Salts, Zachary Denison, Jason Rodriguez, James III.
Choreographer: Jun Lee

This is one of over 100 different missions Improv Everywhere has executed over the past ten years in New York City. Others include Frozen Grand Central, the Food Court Musical, and the famous No Pants Subway Ride, to name a few. Visit our website to see tons of photos and video of all of our work, including behind the scenes information on how this video was made.

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20 Responses

  1. KD Kam says:

    It would’ve been better with rap music

  2. Improv Everywhere says:

    Also announced today– our next Mp3 Experiment will be taking place in NYC
    on September 18. Join our email list for details –

  3. Джейн Шепард says:


  4. Sabina K says:

    Improv everywhere videos always make me smile

  5. Blazing Shade says:

    As always, funny and interesting!

  6. Just Me says:

    These always make me really happy. :)

  7. mikeszko says:

    Chujowe ;-)

  8. Agent57000DM says:

    Someone’s been watching “Streetdance 3D”. :)

  9. PaintDanceLive says:

    Go Dancers!
    Next video idea: get people to dance while they’re waiting in various
    arduous lines,
    Life needs more random acts of fun!

  10. jurassicsushi says:

    2 Words +Improv Everywhere
    GOT EM!

  11. Fortune Finder says:


  12. IIClueless_ KII says:

    I like how the black guy just didn’t do anything and just posed right at
    the end. He’s just,”Alright, time to shine now!!” 

  13. KROME6200 says:


  14. glaidska says:

    This is just GENIUS!!!!!

  15. Lisa Chaney says:


  16. Carmen M. says:

    I hope they realize girls are part of the act.

  17. Dimize says:

    anyone else notice the wierd guy walking by at 2:22 holding a shoebox with
    what appears to be a wire going from it to his cell phone?

  18. mark mcelroy says:

    Love this one!! The originality is great! :)

  19. Das Neko says:

    Cognitive dissonance the youtube video.MPG

  20. jigglypuff says:

    love this and your videos and all the effort you guys put in to making
    these!! would love to see more movies in real life :)