Teaching Artists

Yahaya Kamate

Yahaya Kamate became interested in traditional dance and drumming as a child in Côte d’Ivoire, and as a teenager, began formal training with his country’s National Ballet.

He has performed with Fotemoban Dance Company, Djensia Group, and Camodgen of N’guatta Dolikro Dance Company of Cote d’Ivoire and Affoubenou Sakassou Dance Company of Senegal.  For the past 11 years, he has worked as lead dancer and choreographer for several companies in the United States, including Kulu Mele Dance Company and The Seventh Principle; and he has taught dance with organizations such as Djoniba Dance & Drum Center, Mark Morris Dance Group, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and Harlem School of the Arts.

 

 

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