Esme

Hi everyone! My name is Esme and I am a Wife and Mum. I am from Australia. We have lived in Kigali previously from 2012-2013 and have now returned for another 3-4 years. I work as a Nurse Educator for an NGO here. I have been a Contemporary dancer for the last 10 years. I have also done some training in Ballet. I have danced in performances and been to Dance intensives over this time. I LOVE to DANCE and I am looking forward to teaching at City Arts! Pre Ballet, Ballet I, Creative Movements

Keilah

Keilah studied dance as part of her university coursework at Union College in New York and has been living in Rwanda since 2014. She's been passionate about dancing since she was a child and is excited to get to share that passion with the children of City Arts. Her main background is in ballet and contemporary dance. Ballet II

Larissa

My name is Larissa, and I am from Russia. From the age of 6 I took part in sport gymnastics and dances. I have a diploma stating that I have a Bachelor’s degree in classical dances. At this point my family and I are living in Kigali. I love classical music and dances and would gladly share my knowledge. Classes: Pointes, Ballet V

Lauren

Hello all, my name is Lauren and I'm from Chicago, Illinois USA. I've lived in Kigali since 2013, and I love having a place to dance! I work as a freelance journalist, and I'm also a violinist, so I'm often amidst doing something creative!  I've been dancing ballet since I was teeny tiny, and then branched out to other forms of dance like hip hop when I hit my teenage years. I love to dance, teach and choreograph, and City Arts is a great place to do it all! Pre-Ballet, Ballet I, II, III, IV, Hip Hop  

Nina

Nina graduated from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in the United States receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance. She has been dancing since the age of three with a focus on Modern/Contemporary dance and Tap dance. She moved to Rwanda in November of 2015 to be with her husband and has since been on a never-ending search for any opportunities to perform, create and share dance with the community in Kigali. Tap, Modern, Ballet II, Ballet IV

Elvis

Hi everyone, my name is Elvis aka ‘Elvis Shaggy’. I am a singer, a dancer, a choreographer and a stylist. I am originally from Bujumbura, Burundi and I have been living in Kigali since 2015. I became interested in dance at the age of 8, where I was inspired by the great artists, MC Hammer and Michael Jackson. In 2000, I began to explore my passion with music by performing in cabarets, theatres and nightclubs which led me to win several dance competitions from 2002 until 2014. I have a big passion for dancing, teaching and choreographing. I especially embrace the creative movement and the physical aspect of dance. I teach: Hip Hop, Dancehall, Afro House, African Contemporary, Congolese. City Arts is a great place to let me pursue this.

Pascal

My name is Pascal UWAYEZU, Rwandan with 23 years old, studied Agriculture in Advanced level, I am a professional acrobat and Karate Master (Seinsei) with first Dan! Am currently working with Hope foundation, Gatenga youth center, Path to success and sometimes with City Arts where I teach both acrobatics/gymnastics and Karate in all those schools! Classes: Acrobatics