Saturday West African Dance Workshop with Ojo Olumuywa at Hinsdale Dance Academy
Experience the joy of West African Dance
Hinsdale Dance Academy
West African Dance Workshop
Saturday, July 29th from 2pm - 4pm
Age 8 and older welcome.
Taught by Master of West African Dance, Olumuyiwa Ojo.
Olumuyiwa was born in Nigeria where he first learned how to dance. Between 1981 and 1986, he studied with Ms. Inaicyra Dos Santos at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater Arts. Olumuyiwa went on to found his own dance company, the Youth Palace Dance Theater of Ibadan, performing and choreographing for the group. He also served as a lecturer in dance at the University of Ilorin, Nigeria and subsequently left for the United States to pursue a Masters degree in dance at Temple University where he studied modern dance with Edrie Ferdun, Ann Vachon, and Helmut Gottschild. He graduated with an M.F.A. in Dance Choreography and Performance in 1993. After graduation, he worked at the University of Illinois at Chicago as an adjunct faculty member and founded Langbodo Dance Theater of Chicago to teach and showcase Nigerian dance styles. Olumuyiwa is on the staff of the HSDC Education Department where he instructs teachers how to integrate dance with their classroom curriculum.