Alseny Soumah

Joti Singh studied Guinean dance with master artist Alseny Soumah as part of ACTA’s Apprenticeship Program in 2007. Soumah’s family taught him to dance when he was a small child in Conakry, Guinea, and he performed with a neighborhood group before dancing professionally with Ballets Merveilles and Les Ballets Africains.  Singh has studied Guinean dance for eight years with master dancers in Portland, Oregon, the Bay Area, and Guinea, West Africa.  During the apprenticeship she will study improvisation, and other skills necessary for solo performance.