Faculty Profile N'tifafa Akoko Tete-Rosenthal

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    N'tifafa Akoko Tete-Rosenthal


    From Togo, West Africa, and raised in the United States, N’tifafa Akoko began her formal dance training in Flint, Michigan through a youth inner-city ballet company named The Company. She continued her training with the Young People’s Ballet Theater, leading to an opportunity to tour Europe twice with the Blue Lake Fine Arts Dance Ensemble.

    Ntifafa attended Grand Valley State University in Michigan receiving her Bachelors of Arts in Dance. Post graduation she enrolled as an independent study student at the Alvin Ailey School of Dance, where she studied dance with Milton Myers, Ann Marie Forsythe, and Maguette Camara along with various other instructors. She now performs as an independent artist with Maimouna Keita Dance Company, Fusha Dance, and Les Enfants du Soleil amongst a few companies while pursuing a Masters in Fine Arts from Sarah Lawrence College.