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DJONIBA CENTRE INSTRUCTORS

Richard Gonzales

Richard Gonzalez

Afro-Caribbean Dance / Orisha

Marie Basse

Marie Basse

West African Dance

Peniel

Peniel

Haitian Dance

Danielle

Danielle Lima

Samba

Maguette

Maguette

Intermediate African Dance

Djoniba Mouflet

Julio Jean

Haitian Dance

Djoniba Mouflet

Djoniba Mouflet

Beg-Basic African Dance

Kelly

Afro-Caribbean Dance / Orisha

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marie Basse-Wiles

West African Dance / Senegalese Sabar

WED 6:00-7:30pm Senegalese Sabar  

Marie Basse-Wile
Marie Basse-Wiles was born in Dakar, Senegal, West Africa. The granddaughter of Bambara singer and dancer Maimouna Keita, Marie began her professional career at the age of 9. She began teaching at the age of 12 as a member of the Ballet National of Senegal. Her professional accomplishments include resident work with Kinne N'Diaye Rose, daughter of master drummer Dou Dou N'Diaye Rose, and Papa Dougoufana Traore, as well as renowned choreographers Mamadou N'Diaye, Demba Diallo, Oumy Sene and Raymon Sylla. Her international touring experience includes performances with the Ballet National of Senegal and Koumpo Dance Company, under the direction of Ibrahima Camara. She has won numerous awards for her commitment to the community and accomplishments in dance. She has created numerous ballets throughout her career as well as a piece for The Center For Traditional Music and Dance "Bedenya 97" Festival that is archived at the New York Public Library's Performing Arts Library.

Marie Basse



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