Anthony Denaro, M.F.A, aka YNOT, explores the design, sustainability, history, and community of hip hop. Through a futurist lens, YNOT’s work manifests in architecture, typography, dance, moving image, and music.
Senior Vice President of the legendary Rock Steady Crew, YNOT’s reputation in the dance world precedes him. As a B-boy, he works internationally at judging battles and teaching workshops. He has performed by invitation at battles/competitions, televised shows and in theaters.
In YNOT’s vision of the sustainability of hip hop, teaching and mentorship are paramount. Former mentees of YNOT have included Japanese pop star, Daichi Mura, and American musician Miguel. Currently, his classes can be found on a workshop basis internationally, as well as online through Arizona State University, where he teaches Movement Practices and Dance Theory.
Alongside his dancing and teaching, YNOT creates two and three dimensional visual works that construct the future of the Hip Hop aesthetic. His most recent works are wooden furniture fashioned to resemble Urban Stylized letters and symbols.