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Mamadou Dahoue was born in the northern region of the Ivory Coast in the village of Seguela. Mamadou was trained in varying styles of dance from the diverse regions of the Ivory Coast. He became a member of the National Ballet of Cote d'Ivoire at the age of eighteen. After performing and traveling with company for a year Mamadou enrolled in the School of Dance and Cultural Exchange of Rosemarie Guiraud and received a diploma upon graduation in 1985 in performance and dance education. He furthered his studies and received a professional certificate in African Dance, Direction and Choreography in 1990. Mamadou was a performing member of "Les Guirivoires" which toured West Africa, Europe and America, performing at Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) "Dance Africa. Mamadou moved to New York and created a new company, "Mamadou Dahoue and the Ancestral Messengers Dance Company. Mamadou was featured on Channel 13's "City Arts" - "Famous Where I Come From" segment and his dance class was also featured on "City Arts" as part of a program exploring visual and performing arts in NYC. Mamadou has served as an adjunct professor at Medgar Evers College, was the receipient of many awards - "Agbedidi" African artist-in-residence program with the University of Florida and the New World School of the Arts. He received the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship award. Mamadou will receive the "2008 Sunshine Award" in October paying tribute to his contribution in dance. He has served as artist-in-residence with the Queens Council of the Arst and Brooklyn Arts Council. For more information about Mamadou, please visit or contact

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West African Dance instructor Bronx, NY
Mask Culture and Dance Bronx, NY
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Work Experience:
7/30-Aug 3 - The 13th Annual Drum and Percussion KOSA Festival in Castleton State College in Vermont - Mamadou conducted Traditional West African Dance from the Ivory Coast

7/30 - Van Cortlandt Park's Barefoot Dancing series - Bronx, NY - performance/lecture and Audience participation

7/12/08 - UDEC Harlem River Ecology Center

6/29/08 - Mamadou Dahoue & the Ancestral Messengers Dance Concert - Brooklyn Heights High School

9/07-6/08 Conducted Dance Workshops in the following Public and Private Schools:

Pulse High School - Bronx, NY
P.S. 93 - Brooklyn, NY
United Nations International School
P.S. 198
National Dance Week 2007 - Teen Dance Summit at Bronx Community College
P.S. 219
IS 296 - Bushwick, Brooklyn - West African Dance classes for preparation of yearly International show for children
PS 54 - Brooklyn, NY

12/07 - Brighton Ballet Theatre - Production of the "Nutcracker" - Kingsborough Community College - Brooklyn, NY

Family Concert at Carnegie Hall presents "Dindinyaa - Joy of the Child

Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors "Dance with Folkfeet - NYC

BAM DanceAfrica - 2005 - Mamadou Dahoue and the Ancestral Messengers Dance Co.
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Mamadou Dahoue is located in Bronx, NY and has the following skills: West African Dance instructor, Mask Culture and Dance
Culture / Tradition, Dance
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West African Dance instructor

Category: Dance
Master dancer of African Dance, holds many classes, lectures and demostrations, and also performance.
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Years Experience: 20

Mask Culture and Dance

Category: Culture / Tradition
Mamadou Dahoue, is a Historian as well as a teacher of Mask culture.
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Years Experience: 20