Hi-Hat (choreographer)

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Nadine "Hi-Hat" Ruffin is a choreographer of hip-hop dance from New York City.[1] She has worked with Montell Jordan, Big Time Rush, Teddy Riley, P-Diddy, Wyclef, Shakira, Rihanna,[2] Mary J. Blige, Eve, and Jay-Z. Ruffin's work is featured in many Missy Elliott music videos, such as "All n My Grill", "She's a Bitch", "Hit Em wit da Hee", "Sock It To Me", "Beep Me 911", "Get Ur Freak On", and "One Minute Man".[3][4] Ruffin has served as a guest judge on the American dance competition reality TV series So You Think You Can Dance.[5][6]


Ruffin has choreographed the following television shows and movies:[5]


  1. ^ LaLa says: (2011-04-01). "Tip your hat for Hi-Hat! | Dance Informa Magazine". Danceinforma.com. Retrieved 2012-03-10.
  2. ^ "Rihanna Goes Topless in 'Where Have You Been' Video". Rap-Up.com. 2006-07-15. Retrieved 2012-03-10.
  3. ^ "Hihat, Hip Hop'S First Diva Of Dance". Jazzmynepr.com. Archived from the original on 2011-07-13. Retrieved 2012-03-10.
  4. ^ a b Wloszczyna, Susan (2010-08-06). "Exclusive 'Step Up' dance video: Friday's move". Usatoday.Com. Retrieved 2012-03-10.
  5. ^ a b Hi-Hat on IMDb
  6. ^ "Chicago/LA Auditions". Fox Broadcasting Company: FOX.com. 2010-06-02. Archived from the original on 2010-10-10. Retrieved 2010-10-26.
  7. ^ SASA, SASA (2010-08-27). "Back Stage: I dance because dance can change". Mmegi Online – Issue: Vol.27 No.129. mmegi.bw. Retrieved 2010-10-26.
  8. ^ "Home Video (July 19)". Le Soleil (The Sun). Cyberpress.CA. 2010-10-20. Retrieved 2010-10-26.