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Anssumane Silla

Anssumane Sillá began his dancing career at the tender age of 11. He has since danced professionally for over 18 years with the National Ballet of Guinea Bissau. He career has lead him to perform for Dignitaries, Ambassadors and Presidents from around the world. Anssumane has performed in Mali, Senegal, The Gambia, South Africa and Libya. Anssumane currently performs with Kulu Mele African Dance & Drum Ensemble. The longest-lived African Dance company in Philadelphia, Kulu Mele has built a repertoire that is an exciting blend of West African ancestral tradition and African American creativity. Anssumane has garnered numerous awards for excellence in dance performance and teaching. It is paramount to Anssumane that each class participate understands each dance style and believes in an open and comfortable dance environment. He is very excited to teach the traditional and contemporary dance style (Bijagos, Balanta, Fula, and Manjaco) from Guinea Bissau and for people to enjoy themselves while having an amazing workout and learning a facet of culture from his county.


Live Dance Class in Philly

Studio 34 4522 Baltimore Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19143

Studio 34: (215) 387-3434 Nikki: 646-415-4759

Join Anssumane for African Dance lessons. Classes begin on Sunday, January 11, 2009 at 3pm. The fee per class is $10.

Anssumane Sillá has danced with the National Ballet of Guinea Bissau since 1992 and has participated in numerous dance festivals throughout Africa.

Styles include contemporary & traditional: Bijagos, Balanta, Fula, and Manjaco.

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