ABOUT

I was born in Rwanda and moved to Newcastle Upon Tyne in the North East of England when I was 17. After completing my BA at University of Sunderland, I began to teach both on university dance courses and in the community, travelling across Europe to work with a diverse range of practitioners and performing in the UK for contemporary choreographers including Gary Clark, Ella Mesma and Martin Hylton.  

I became more and more interested in tapping into my cultural heritage, identities, gender and how these are expressed and repressed. Now, as a choreographer, my work reflects the immense passion I have for dance and cultural eclecticism, but also the issue of humanism, gender and identity in a 21st century world which is, sadly, still divided. 
 

My artistic goal as a dance theatre practitioner is to create a variety of works that explore the themes of African heritage and cultural norms and investigate the effect they have on black people who were born or have lived in the western communities (outside Africa) most of their lives.  

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