KADIATOU "MAMA" CONTE
FOUNDER + CHOREOGRAPHER
Kadiatou Conte Forte (affectionately referred to as Mama Kadiatou) devotes her life and career to passing on her African dance mastery and creating authentic dance experiences. Whether experienced artists, young people, or members of the community of all ages, she encourages everyone to know and embrace their own style and challenge themselves. Her extensive career <link to the full bio or CV> teaching and performing around the world has earned her respect and acknowledgment as a grand “Mama” of the African arts world.
Along with dance, Mama Kadiatou teaches the importance of mental and physical fortitude and the importance of loving and accepting ourselves and one another. Grounded in her unfailing faith, high regard for each of our own special God-given gifts and talents, and appreciation of the importance for mutual respect, Mama Kadiatou touches the lives of people from all walks of life. Her traditional Guinean cooking and homemade ginger beer are also well loved!