Hussein Smko is a 23-year old Iraqi of Arab/Kurdish roots. Hussein is a self-trained dancer/choreographer whose talent was spotted by Battery Dance over social media in the summer of 2014. He was subsequently trained via Skype from his home in Iraq connected with Battery Dance practitioners in their studios in New York City. He managed to get to the U.S. in early 2016 and was granted Permanent Resident Status. He currently resides in New York and began his residency with Battery Dance as the first recipient of the Adel Euro Campaign for Dancers Seeking Refuge in January of 2017.