Nacho Pop

Nate ‘Nacho Pop’ Mendelsohn


Published: 10/05/2016 11:06am

Nate ‘Nacho Pop’ Mendelsohn relocated from New York to Sydney in 1999, starting in film clips and TV commercials (Channel V Dance Space, McDonalds, Coke, Evian). He quickly established ties with the music scene, firstly through his work with artists such as Bliss n Eso, Paulini, Girlband and Amy Pearson. He soon stepped up to international stars, from Pharrell Williams, Gangstarr, to The Black Eyed Peas.

Nacho was main hip-hop choreographer and backstage host for So You Think You Can Dance Australia. Season 3 launched McDonalds ‘Nacho’s Road Trip’ across Australia, finding the best dancers in every city and bringing them back for a street-style routine on the SYTYCD stage in the finale. He was also the first non-sport ambassador for Puma Australia. He caught the attention of the arts industry in Australia and was chosen to choreograph and open the Sydney Fashion Festival, and to be the choreographer/main dancer in 2012 Sydney Symphony ‘Vanguard’ Launch. He has recently choreographed and hosted Justice Crew tours, teaching them dance moves all along the way.

Nacho is an official member of the following crews: Mighty Zulu Kingz (Bronx, NY, est 1973) Seven Dollars (Switzerland) Star Connection (New Zealand) and Fresh Sox (Melbourne).