Curriculum Vitae



PROFILE:

Darnetha Lincoln M’Baye is a creative and energetic dancer with excellent training.  She has been studying and performing since 1991, and began to specialize in African dance in 1995.  She has performed at many well-known venues around the US, Canada and Puerto Rico, and has teaching experience in both dance and physical fitness.


CHOREOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE:

Artistic Director, Roots In Revolution
(NY, NY, 2009 - present)
-- Ma Ko Moom (I Own It)-- With Shallow Space Between Us
-- Unfinished -- Postcards From African
-- Eat Baby

Guest Choreographer, Long Island University – C.W. Post
(Hicksville, NY, 2005 - 2012)
-- May 2006:  My Many Woman
-- April 2007: Teey. Dole. Fit.
-- May 2011: With Shallow Space Between Us
-- May 2012: Mihaly's Etudes  (a suite of three pieces)
-- December 2012: Siege To Survival

Co-Choreographer/Dancer for Mor Dior Seck
(NY, NY, 2002)
-- Three music videos – in reggae, zouk and sabar styles.


PERFORMING EXPERIENCE:

Principle Dancer, Sing Sing Rhythms (Senegal)
(NY, NY, 2000 - present)
Musical Director: Cheikh Tairou M’Baye; Artistic Director: Babacar M’Baye
-- Including performances at Lincoln Center, The Apollo Theater, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Festival International Nuits D’Afrique, Festival International de Louisiane, SummerStage at Central Park and Celebrate Brooklyn.

Principle Dancer, Bousso African Dance Company (Senegal/Mali)
(NY, NY, 1998 - 2000)
Artistic Director: Lamine Thiam
-- Featured in dance drama, “Here We Are At Home”.

Professional Dancer, Mamadou Dahoue & Ancestral Messengers (Ivory Coast)
(NY, NY, 1998 - 1999)
Artistic Director: Mamadou Dahoue
-- Included performances at Dance Africa NY and Dance Africa DC.

Professional Dancer, African Caribbean Dance Theater (Guinea/South Africa/Trinidad)
(Tallahassee, FL, 1995 - 1996)
Artistic Director: Marcus Robinson

Dancer, Wake Forest University Dance Company
(Winston-Salem, NC, 1991 - 1994)
Artistic Director: Rebecca Myers
-- Appeared in modern, jazz and hip hop dance pieces and co-choreographed: Sunday Side Up (jazz); The Artist Formerly Known As… (hip-hop)


TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

Freelance Instructor
(NY, NY, 2002 - present)
-- Teach Senegalese dance technique at  various venues: Alvin Ailey School, Columbia University Teacher’s College, Hansborough Recreation Center Dance Program , NYC Summer Arts Institute and Sarah Lawrence College.

Freelance Teaching Artist
(NY, NY, 2007 – present)
-- Develop and lead residencies on a wide range of topics for K-12 students, for three Arts-In-Education organizations:  Community Works, Manhattan New Music Project and Notes In Motion Dance Company.


ACADEMIC EDUCATION:

Master of Fine Arts in Film, Florida State University,
(Tallahassee, FL, 1996)

Bachelor of Arts in Communications, minor in Cultural Anthropology, Wake Forest University
(Winston-Salem, NC, 1994)


DANCE EDUCATION:

Assane Konte, Kankouran Dance CompanyKutiro, Bougourabou
Babacar M’Baye, Sing Sing Rhythms    Sabar
Dance New Amsterdam (various teachers)  Simonson Modern & Jazz
Dianne Markham       Modern - Graham
Lamine Thiam   Djembe, Sabar
Malang Bayo    Kutiro, Bougourabou
Mamadou Dahoue    Djembe - Ivory Coast
Marcus Robinson      Djembe, Kutiro
Marie-Basse Wiles     Kutiro, Bougourabou
Mouminatou Camara         Djembe - Guinea
Ousmane Sall   Sabar, Kutiro
Rebecca Myers Modern


LANGUAGES:

Fluent in English and Wolof (traditional Senegalese language)
Conversant in French


AWARDS:
Recipient of a Jerome Foundation Travel & Study Grant
Space Grantee, Harkness Dance Center


MEMBERSHIPS:
New York Live Arts, Associate Artist

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