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Meet Olu Yemisi

Olu Yemisi, an award winning dancer and choreographer, produces fantastic performances. Olu Yemisi and Company Dancers performs at festivals, concerts, and events. They perform Caribbean dance, Latin dance, Salsa, Rueda, Merengue, Carnival, and African dances. She was awarded three 2005 Latin Dance Awards which include Group of the Year, Instructor of the Year, and Salsera of the Year. She is also the winner of the 2002 Amtrak Salsa Competition.

Olu Yemisi is the director and founder of Dance With Me DC and Olu Yemisi & Company Dancers. Dancing and choreography are her passion. She has taught dance for over 11 years.

Olu Yemisi teaches Caribbean, Latin, African, Hip Hop, Theater Dance, and original choreography. She is also an artistic director and choreographer for performing artist. Her master classes and performances have been held at institutions such as the University of the District of Columbia, and the University of Maryland.

Olu Yemisi produces events and educational programs that focus on the dances as well as the history of the dance and the music. The programs include dances from many cultures. Presentations also consist of dance demonstrations, theater, workshops, and audience participation. The dances are performed to live or recorded Jazz and polyrhythms.

Olu Yemisi's background also includes partner dancing, cultural programs, as well as gospel, choral, and jazz music traditions. She has performed at various festivals. She competed in International Ballroom dancing, and has performed with cultural groups in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area.

Olu Yemisi's dance workshops and classes are currently held in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area. She is available for shows, and workshops abroad.

"...dancing in Washington D.C., dancing from Maryland to Virginia, dancing inside the U.S.A., and touring around the world..."Olu Yemisi & Company Dancers; a Caribbean, Afro-Latin, African, and African American cultural dance company for hire. See us on tour.

"Never leave home without your black dance shoes because your black dance shoes got good news. Your black dance shoes will help you use your feet to dance in a lesson, a rehearsal, or a performance. Whatever you choose, don't leave home without your black dance shoes, and please don't loose your black dance shoes because you will have to move with or without your black dance shoes."-Olu Yemisi quote from "Teach Me A Dance Lesson"Watching Olu Yemisi dance is like watching water dropplets dancing in a hot skillet.--John Hinkle

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