Donny from DDDC Africa Dance
Donny was born in Cameroon, but grew up in Paris. Since he can remember his home was filled with love to African music, dance and culture. His first memory of dancing is the dance with his beloved mum. ”Dancing gives me freedom to express myself, my emotions, through movements”. In 2008, when he moved to London, the multinational and multicultural mixture of this city allowed him to discover kizomba, and that’s where his journey with that beautiful dance has started. In 2011 he won his first competition and became UK Africadancar champion. Shortly after that he joined a prestigious teaching school where with Iris de Brito and other wonderful team of dancers, he trained his skills to become UK Africadancar champion for the second time in 2012. “Kizomba gives me that incredible feeling-I can lose myself & find myself at the same moment-it’s the beauty of it” . His energy& talent was finally noticed not only by locals but also international promoters. He has started teaching outside UK and cross European borders.
To name a few:
- Workshops in Stockholm (Sweden), Switzerland, Rio de Janeiro( Brazil ), Birmingham(UK), Berlin, (Germany), Luxembourg , Dubai , Athens (Greece), New York(USA) , Washington(USA), El Grande London (UK), Bristol (UK), Chester(UK), Cork,Dublin,Limerick(Ireland) , Paris Swimming Festival(France)
- Sao Paolo Afro Joy Festival(Brazil)
- Kizomba Nation Luanda (Angola)-including tv show
- Circulo Festival Munich (Germany)
- Batuke Festival London(UK)
- Bournemouth Festival (UK)
- Notthingham Bachakiz Festiva(UK)l
- TeessideFestival (UK), 100% kizomba /zouk (Ireland), Scala Latin Festival London (UK), Bolingo Festival London (UK), Salsa Contigo Festival London (UK), Hamburg Kizomba Gala (Germany), Kizomba Gala Berlin(Germany), Berlin Valentine’s Festival (Germany), Afro Moves Stuttgart (Germany), Xmas Kizomba Gala Kassel (Germany), Salsa Gala Trier (Germany), Corfu Beach Festival(Greece), Instanbul International Dance Festival (Turkey), International Salsa & Zouk Festival (Oman), World Salsa Congress Agadir Sea Sun Salsa & Swing, Kizomba Malaga festival(Spain), seville *Malta Salsa Festival (Malta), Afrocuban Salsa Festival Norfolk(UK)
- He also appeared in 2011&2012 edition of UK edition of TV show “I got To dance” .
Asked about his plans for future, he answers honestly and simply: Continue to grow and develop not only as a dancer but as a person. Explore new cultures, meet new people & share his passion to dance with others. He’s also planning to work on his own music & train himself with Dj’ing skills.