Dance Guest Artists

Souleymane Badolo 

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Known informally as “Solo” and based in New York since 2009, choreographer/dancer Souleymane Badolo was born in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. He began his professional career performing with a traditional African dance company before founding his own Burkina Faso-based troupe in 1993, Kongo Ba Téria, which fuses African traditions with western contemporary dance. He danced with the world-renowned company Salia ni Seydou, which appeared at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in 2002. Since relocating to New York, he has received two New York Dance and Performance Awards (Bessies) and numerous commissions and residencies, and he has been a guest instructor at The New School, Bennington College, and University of North Carolina Asheville.