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     Marie Djoniba Dance Centre Instructor

    Sabar

    Open Level
    Wednesdays, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

    Bio



    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 nine. 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 for the Performing Arts.

    CNN International sired a beautiful segment about Marie and her West African dance class at Peridance! You can watch it online .

                    Week of: Jun 19, 2017 - Jun 25, 2017
    African Based I Djoniba Dance Centre
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    6:00PM - 7:30PM       Open
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