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Imani Faye

West African

Imani Faye studied dance at the Jamaica School of Dance in Kingston, Jamaica where she performed with the National Dance Theatre Company. She trained at Steps, Dance Theatre of Harlem, The Ailey School, Broadway Dance Center and Fareta School of Dance and Drumming. Ms. Faye toured the college circuit with the Chuck Davis Dance Company, and with several West African dance companies including Les Guirivoires Dance Company in the Ivory Coast West Africa, The Drummers of Guinea, and the Sing-Sing Rhythms from Senegal West Africa in the Festival D' Arts in Montreal Canada. She has also performed with Jazz Ensembles such as Cecil Taylor Jazz Ensemble in Europe and Sun Ra Arkestra in New York City. She toured Mexico with The Ron Roach Caribbean Ensemble. Ms. Faye’s choreography work includes theater productions such as Blackberry Productions Great Women of Color, Harlem School of the Arts The African Nutcracker, and The Goodwill Games, and for Khanisi Dance Theatre in Cincinnati Ohio. She has taught at Wesleyan University, Sarah Lawrence and Hunter Colleges, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Museum for African Art and The Ailey School.