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.
Artistic Director, Roots In Revolution
(NY, NY, 2009 - present)
-- Ma Ko Moom (I Own It)-- With Shallow Space Between Us -- Unfinished -- Postcards From Africa
-- Eat Baby
Guest Choreographer, Long Island University – C.W. Post
(Brookville, 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
-- December 2014: Works In Progress
Co-Choreographer/Dancer for Mor Dior Seck
(NY, NY, 2002)
-- Three music videos – in reggae, zouk and sabar styles.
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)
(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.
Master of Fine Arts, Florida State University
(Tallahassee, FL, 1996)
Bachelor of Arts, Wake Forest University
(Winston-Salem, NC, 1994)
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
Fluent in English and Wolof (traditional Senegalese language)
Conversant in French
Recipient of a Jerome Foundation Travel & Study Grant
Space Grantee, Harkness Dance Center