About Us

The crew. 



Changa is a Mexico born performance artist, community organizer and friend in the Boulder and Denver area. Changa started as a B-boy at the age of 12 and now he’s an administrator and owner at a dance studio called Mi Chantli. Mi Chantli is a community space located in Boulder and Changa was one of the many that built the space and has been helping out for 8 years now. 

Changa is now mainly a poet that always brings humor, rhymes and all kinds of stories to the mic. You can also find him hosting the weekly poetry slam at The Mercury Cafe and Changa is also one of the organizers for a weekly poetry workshop called Writer’s Block. Lastly, Changa is always doing his best. 

Mario Jose Olvera 


My name is Mario Jose Olvera, aka Mister Mario. a local artist out of Longmont Colorado, originally from Houston Texas. I am a father/teacher of two beautiful kids that have been and continue to homeschool thus far. My family and I are danzantes de la cultura Mexica and share dance, song and Mexica traditions with other families here in the Colorado area. I am a visual artist, beat maker, poet, instructor and facilitator, (depending on the day). My partner is a wonderful midwife in Longmont and Boulder community. We continue to help each others work, creativity, medicines and passions.

My passion for hip hop came at an early age while exploring the love and interest for urban calligraphy, graffiti. Since then, Hip Hop has been a huge influence in my life. As a poet, mover, writer, musician, visual artist. It has given me many great tools and experiences that involve positivity, community and social justice. I feel so blessed and privileged to have such a powerful culture at our fingertips to share with one another. I aim to learn and grow with all of you and also share that creativity and inspiration that has help me and my path.

Peace and much love!


Nathan Bala

Studio Manager