About

Ofelia Omoyele Balogun is an Italian-Nigerian Movement Artist, whose practice focuses on the intersection between the vocabulary originating from the African Diaspora in the Caribbean to the world and its connection with dance theatre and contemporary techniques. 

She held a First Class Ba (Hons) Degree in Diverse Dance Styles by Irie! Dance Theater / Roehampton University and a Diploma in Psychology, Sociology and Theatre.

Education

2020 // Roehampton University /Irie! Dance Theatre (UK) First Class Honor BA (hons) Degree in Diverse Dance Styles African, Caribbean, Contemporary and Urban Dance

2019 // “Thinking and Dancing African Dance Differently” by Patrick Acogny (Ecole de Sables, Senegal) / Diploma in Acogny Technique, Sabar, Djembe, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso and Benin Dance Intensive

2018 // Dance Afrique (Ecole de Sables, Senegal) Professional development for Dance Artists in Urban, Contemporary & Traditional African and Caribbean dance forms.

2017 //  Danza Contemporanea de Cuba International intensive (Havana, Cuba)/ Professional Development in Cuban Modern Dance and Afro Cuban Traditional Folklore

2016 //  London Metropolitan University/ Irie! Dance Theatre (UK) FDA Degree in African, Afro-Caribbean, Urban and Contemporary Dance

2011 // Enrico Mattei Institute (Italy) A-Level Diploma in Social Sciences  (Anthropology, Pedagogy, Psychology, Sociology with extra curricular subjects Theatre & Drama)

Residencies

2022  // YGBI  Black History Month, Firenze (IT)

2019 // Am-Free-Ka Collective, Ecole des Sables (Senegal)

Artistic Direction & Teaching

2021, ongoing // Visiting Lecturer Roehampton University / Irie! Dance Theatre (BA) Degree in Diverse Dance Style (UK)

2021 // Ministero dell’Istruzione, dell’Università e della Ricerca (IT) / Marco Polo -Istituto Comprensivo di Trieste (IT) Diversity & Inclusion in Dance for teachers and ATA educators formation

2021 // Routes Collective (UK) / Refugee Women Organization / Mentorship & Leadership

2017, ongoing // Roehampton University/ Irie! Dance Theatre (BA) Degree in Diverse Dance Styles (UK)/ Dance Ambassador / Promoting diversity in dance around the UK through lectures, talks and workshops.

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