2019-20 Staff


Coach Victor Hicks

Founder, Head Coach & Choreographer

Coach Victor Hicks, founder, and coach of the Psi Phi Beta Youth Step Team and Leadership program believes introducing stepping to young people is important because of the deep cultural connection and the fire it ignites in the hearts it’s participants to attend HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities). Coach Hicks began his 20 years plus career in stepping as a student at Clark Atlanta University, an HBCU in Atlanta, GA. From participating as a team member and coach for his residence hall team to Stepmaster for the Mighty Psi chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc, Coach Hicks was immersed fully in the art form of stepping. Upon beginning his career in teaching, Victor envisioned stepping as a way to inspire students to consider the HBCU-experience as a choice for post-secondary education.

From his first team at Mount Zion High School in Clayton County, Georgia to the team he proudly coaches today, Victor continues to commit his time and talent preparing students for college, career and beyond through stepping. His current team engages in lessons in the “Applied Digital Skills with Google” curriculum. Coach Hicks added an “HBCU-twist” to the curriculum, merging important 21st-century learning skills with information about these illustrious institutions. Victor’s work in this was featured on the Google website as well as a documentary on ShareCare, a social media platform made popular by The Dr. Phil Show.

Darren Wade

Hip Hop/ Movement Instructor

Choreography credits include: Lil Yachty, Missy Elliott, "How High 2"

Creator of TrapSwag and The Runners

Coach Darren will work on the Fundamentals of Hip Hop with our Psi Phi Beta Competitive Ensemble.