Bio

Professional Training

1990- 1994 Troupe Federal de, Conakry  III- National Ballet, directed by Sekouba Westero,     Guinea     1987- 1990 “Ballet Djoliba” – National Ballet, directed     by Frankis Magloire Camara, Guinea.     1984- 1987 “Ballet Silimbo” – National Theatre of Dakar,     directed by Lansana Dioubate Fatou N`Diaye, Senegal.     1977- 1983 “Konkoure Bamba” – Troupe Federal de Conakry     II – National Ballet, directed by Karamoko Sekouba Camara, Guinea.

Choreographic Experience

1999- 2013 Booker T Washington, High  School for the Performing and Visual Arts.   December, 2010 World Festival of Black Art and Culture in Senegal, West Africa  –    Amphibian Stage Production Jumbie Fort Worth 2010 Present: Moussa Diabate’s Kakilambe– 1999- 2007 Unity Community African Dance Ensemble of Camden, NJ     1998 Khamisi Dance and Drum Company, Cincinnati, OH     1996 UCLA Pan African Film Festival opening, as choreographer, Los Angeles,     CA     1985- 1988 Theatre National, Ballet Silimbo, “Fangama” Directed     by Lansana Diabate, as choreographer, Dakar, Senegal.     1995 New York Public Theatre, “Bring in Da Noise, Bring in Da Funk”,      directed by Savian Glover, Produced by George C. Wolfe, as assistant choreographer.     New York, NY

Selected U.S. Appearances

1999 23rd Season Anniversary, Black Academy of Arts and Letters, Dallas, TX  –   The Animal Kingdon and Epcot Center, Orlando FL –  1998 Ethnic Dance Award, Hostos Center for the Arts, Bronx, NY  – 1998 Black Academy of Arts and Letters in “The Africans”, Dallas,    TX  –  1997 Brooklyn Academy of Music in “Geography”, New York, NY directed   by Ralph Lemon and produced byYale Repertory Theatre and 651, An Arts Center  at BAM as dancer, drummer and singer.   Yale Repertory Theatre in “Geography”, New Haven, CN. –  The University of Texas, Performing Art Center in “Geography”,   Austin, TX –  Duke University, Institute of the Arts in “Geography”, Durham,    NC – State Theatre in “Geography”, Minneapolis, MN — 1995 Delacorte Theatre in “The Tempest” featuring Patrick Stewart,   directed by George C. Wolfe for the New York Shakespeare Festival, produced  by New York Public Theatre as drummer, New York, NY — Broadhurst Theatre, Broadway in “The Tempest”, New York, NY     Symphony Space in “Dankarafule 19995” a tribute to Papa Ladji – Camera presented by Kewula Kamara, as drummer, New York, NY.

International Appearances

2010 World Festival of Black Art and Culture  a.k.a Fresman in Dakar  Senegal, West Africa  –2007 Toronto International Association     of Black in Dance —- 1996 Tokyo, Japan, Session Theatre in “A Dream” directed by Kaoru     Imeda, produced by Wongai, as choreographer and drummer     Okinawa, Japan, Okinawa City Center in “A Dream”. Miyako Island, Japan, Hirara City Center in “ A Dream”. Fukuoka Island, Japan, Ohnojou City Center and Yukuhashi City Center in “A     Dream”. –1991 Conakry, Guinea with “Konkoure Bamba” for the Centennial     of the City of Conakry, as dancer.     1989 Paris, France, “International Parade of the Champs Elysees –      Bicentennial of the French Revolution”, with “Ballet Djoliba”      produced by Jacques Lang, Ministre de la Culture, as dancer. — 1988 Bissau, Guinea Bissau. “Independence Day Ceremonie”, with      “Troupe Federale de Conakry ll”, Official Ceremony for Independence     Day, as dancer. — 1984-1987 Dakar, Senegal, with “Silimbo”. Celebration of yearly     championship for Paris-Dakar Motorcycle Rally, as dancer.

Djely Moussa Diabate has also performed as a Griot, dancer, drummer and balafon player in traditional ceremonies throughout West Africa.

Teaching Experience

1999-2013     Dallas, Texas Booker T Washington High School for the Performing and Visual     Art.

1997-1999     New York, NY, Abizaid Arts Studio – Dance     Ethnic Dance Award, Bronx, New York, Hostos Center for the Arts     Diabate Tour – Dundunba Festival, Republic of Guinea, 3 weeks intensive     Dance and Drum workshop     Black Academy of Arts and Letters, Dallas, TX, Dance     Yale School of Drama, New Haven, Conn, Dance     Community Center, Lexington, New York, Dance and West African Mythology     Dance Complex, Boston, Mass, Dance     Hirara City Center, Myako Island, Japan, Dance     Dance Academy, Los Angeles. CA, Dance     Dance West, Boulder, Colo, Dance West African Mythology     Diabate Tour, Republic of Guinea, Dance, Drum and West African Mythology     Duke University, Durham, NC, Dance     Wellness Center, Minneapolis, Minn, Dance and Drum     El Puente Academy, Brooklyn, NY, Lecture and Dance demonstration

Recordings, Radio, TV Appearances

2006 PBS Barney and friends with Booker     T Washington High School – Barney Went to Kenya, with African Dance Ensemble     of BTWHSVAP

CD “Fore Fote” Mohamed Lamine     Dibo Camara, Chorus- drummer     CD “The Tempest” for WCBS, drummer     Sound track for the movie “Congo” Directed by Frank Marshall,     drummer     CD “Wali” for M’Bembe Bangoura, drummer     Radio and Television of Guinea with “Konkoure Bamba”, Guinea 1991,     interview, dancer “RTG” with African Style de Guinea, Guinea 1991, dancer     Antenne 2 with “Djoliba” France 1989, dancer     Radio and Television, with Wongai, Japan 1996, dancer     Austin Radio, Austin TX, interview, singer, for “Geography” Good Morning Texas, channel 8 “Juneteenth” 2007