JORGE “POP MASTER 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).
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 the past 14 years. TOW represents the grass roots essence of Hip Hop culture.
As an adjunct professor, he teaches Hip Hop dance/movement in the Experimental Theater Wing at NYU’s prestigious Tisch School of the Arts and Manhattanville College. 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.
Fabel is also an urban artist, Hip Hop historian, videographer, DJ and social justice activist.