Our Team






MeetOur Team

Our instructors are very passionate about dance and teaching. Very friendly and approachable, they work together as a team to bring their best to VDF. All our instructors have university level training and community involvement. They attend trainings, workshops, and meetings to continue learning and growing.


Vivian Boateng (Ballet)

CEO

Ms. Vivi is the founder of VDF. She holds a Masters degree in Theatre and Dance studies at the School of Performing Arts, University of Ghana, where she currently serves as an assistant lecturer. She has undergone the ballet teacher training program with Mandy Fouracre Dance Academy, an affiliate of Royal Academy of Dance, UK and American Ballet Theatre curriculum Teacher training program with ABT certified teacher, Bets Kalalau She has been teaching ballet in various schools for the past ten years. She also enrolled with Performing Arts Studio in Munich, Germany for further training in Ballet, Jazz and Modern Dance. She was the Critical Director and choreographer for the 2014 Ghana International School (GIS) Musical, AIDA, 2016
musical SARAFINA, 2017 musical, THE PRINCE OF EGYPT and 2018 musical, MERCHANT
OF VERNICE. She is currently the resident choreographer and drama teacher at GIS. She has a passion for excellence and loves children. This makes her class enjoyable. Her pedagogical approach to teaching helps her students to learn more than just dance. She considers the physical and Intellectual aspect of each child and helps them to become the best they can be. She is married with three children. “I am thankful for the opportunity to pass on my passion for dance``




Rebecca Agbolosoo-Mensah

Musical Theatre/Ballet

Miss Rebecca is a Theatre Artist from Ghana. She holds a masters degree in Intercultural Communication Studies from Shanghai Theatre Academy. She has professional training in Acting, Musical Theatre, Stage design and Dance (African dance `{`traditional, modern/contemporary`}`, Chinese Modern dance, Peking Opera, Hip-hop, Ballet, Contemporary as well as dance composition. She's been professionally acting and dancing since 2013, and is a member of Roverman Productions, the leading theatre production currently in Ghana. As a performing arts teacher she has been professionally teaching since 2012. She enjoys working with children because she's able to make an impact in the lives of students especially in their mental, physical and emotional development through the arts, she hopes to inspire the students she works with to go further and excel in their future career paths. She also holds adult classes and corporate workshops in dance and acting, using these classes as fitness and stress relieving tools, as well as body and mind conditioning exercises for our daily and professional life. She has had the opportunity to teach both internationally (China, Shanghai) and locally; Ghana international School, Jack and Jill School, And University of Education Winneba as a teaching assistant. She’s had the opportunity to perform on some of the big stages in both Ghana (The National Theatre, Alliance Francaise) and China (Shanghai Dramatic Art Center and Shanghai
Grand Theatre). Some works to her credit include :The Woman In The Bathroom, Special Delivery, Life In Dance, Collective Rage, Lion and Jewel, Going to Baidi , My Children My Africa, Train Driver, Ewurama, I Can't be part of your revolution, Maids in the enclave, Unforgiven, Games Men play, Make Me A Woman Tonight, The Last Flight, What's My Name, among others.


Angelika Kankam

Ballet / Hip-Hop

Angelica Kankam, born on the 11th of October, 1991, is a dancer, choreographer and dance teacher. She majored in Dance Choreography and Acting at the School of Performing Arts,
University of Ghana. In the year 2013, she represented the Dance Department of the University of Ghana in Frame walk, a cross-cultural workshop, based in Germany. She has performed in Germany, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Iviore (Massa Festival), and in Ghana (National Theatre).She has gone through intensive teacher training workshops with Sandra Esteves from Portugal and Bets Kalalau from USA. She has worked as a Dance teacher since 2015. Pippas Health Center, Body Basics Gym; Vivie’s Dance Factory and a number of Schools have benefited from her professional dance training. Angelica was twice adjudged 'Best Female Dancer' in *2013* and *2015* by the
School of Performing Arts, University of Ghana.She has made some appearances in music videos of eminent artists like Manifest (Simple love) and Yaa Yaa (Dumb drum) which she equally served as the choreographer . She has further graced stages across the country, including the national theater of Ghana.


Benjamin Katey Bannerman

Ballet/Hip Hop/Traditional African Dance

Mr. Bannerman is a Master student in Dance studies from the School of Performing Arts, University of Ghana, Legon, where he is currently doing his Masters in Dance Studies. He has undergone the Lafour prima ballet teacher training program with Mandy Fouracre Dance Academy. He is a passionate artist, who experiments new ideas with body movements and other art forms to break existing status quo by utilising almost every style of dance and that versatility makes him an asset to any project. He has a number of choreographed dances; BB Centipede, Who am I? Origin of Man, amongst others to his credit.


Stella Akuffo

Ballet

Miss Stella graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance Studies and Information Studies at the University of Ghana, Legon, where her interest and passion for dance was heightened. She has worked with the Vivie’s Dance Factory, National Dance Company of Ghana and Quality Control Company Limited and has developed her specialty in dealing with various individuals from different backgrounds and learned to adapt to diversity in terms of social justice and inclusiveness by reaching out to all. Stella has been exposed to some dance genres and especially loves jazz, ballet, contemporary and African traditional dance. She has featured in productions
such as ‘I told you so’, ‘Diema’, ‘Asem yi di ka’, just to mention a few. “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that counts but the life in your years” Abraham Lincoln; Stella has carried this philosophy throughout her life and it has informed and influenced everything she has done these past years. In future, she wishes to experience life in other parts of the world, learning their way of life and acquiring knowledge from these cultures.


Jackeline Fadel

(Ballet, African Traditional Dance, and Contemporary Dance)

Jackeline Fadel a 28 years old graduate of the school of performing arts at the University of Ghana. She majored in Choreography in 2018.She studied Ballet with Pippa’s Health Centre under Olivia Stephanie North and with Bethany Kalalau. She did an attachment with the National Dance Company of Ghana and worked with International Choreographer Zelma Badu-Younge and ethno-musicologist Pascal Younge of Ohio University in 2015. She has informal training in salsa, hip hop, Acro dance and belly dance. She joined a professional training with Valerie Miguel, Artistic Director and choreographer of GTCD (Ghana Theatre & Contemporary Dance) & Vice-President of the International Dance Council - UNESCO in 2017.She also took some beginner yoga training and Conditioning with Elizabeth Sutherland to prepare for a dance role in Messiah (2017).She has been a freelance dancer and
choreographer for four years till date. She has performed in Wake Up, & Back to our Roots created and choreographed by Valerie Miquel, Katso created and choreographed by Kofi Anthonio, Benedictus Mattson & Godson Sokpor, Messiah, & A Ya Eko choreographed by Elizabeth Sutherland, Alkebulan Awakening created and choreographed by Colette Eloi, Asem Yi Di Ka, created and choreographed by Kofi Anthonio, Wantherlust choreographed by Dzidzo Johnson (student choreographer). She has been in various workshops such as, Intensive American Ballet Training, modern dance, Contemporary and Workshop with Bethany Kalalau, June-July 2018, embodiology Dance Workshop with Sharon Wray 2017, contemporary dance
workshop with Valerie Miguel (April 2017), Jazz workshop with Mintaah Djin, contemporary dance workshop with Jude Kurankyi 2016, Ballet workshop with Olivia Stephanie North, Lauretta Evans-Anfom, Sandra Esteves, Liliona Quarmyne in 2016.


Mr. Omoyemi Davies

(Hip Hop, Afrobeat, Kizomba and Salsa)

Omoyemi Davies is a 27 year old native of Lagos Nigeria, he started dancing at the age of 16 trained under the supervision of Mr Olushile Charles at the Davidic dance company in Lagos Nigeria (September 2008 – February 2012) where he acquired skills in hip-hop, afro beat and traditional dance. In pursuit for a degree he moved to Ghana to further his education and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology (July 2016) at Sikkim Manipal University (July 2016).He worked with a couple of dance companies while in Ghana. Dance instructor at Rofi’s Dance Art and Fitness with Mr. Solomon Abakah (March 2013), Vivie’s dance factory with Ms Vivian Boateng (August 2017). He has performed as a soloist at the Ghana Theatre & Contemporary Dance with artistic director-choreographer Valerie Miguel
(from June 2017 – till date). He participated in the African Contemporary Dance Workshop and Classical Technique given by Valerie Miguel (April 2017 at the university of Ghana in Accra), modern dance workshop with Mintah Adjin at Vivie’s dance factory (January 2018), ballet and contemporary dance workshop with Bets Kalalu from West Virginia USA (June 2018). He performed in a dance piece titled “WAKE UP” choreographed by international choreographer Valerie Miguel (Vice President of CID – UNESCO International Dance Council) staged at alliance Francaise (November 2017). “ALKEBULAN AWAKENING” choreographed by Colette Elloi (USA) staged at the National Theatre Accra Ghana (September 2017). “Mother’s Cry” choreographed by Galle Ansah staged at the School of Performing Arts University of Ghana. (April 2018). “BACK TO OUR ROOTS” choreographed by Valerie Miguel and would be premiered at Alliance Francaise on the 30th of June 2018. Omoyemi Davies was awarded for best choreography at the 2017 Edition of the Accra’s Boogie King dance competition held in
Accra. He was also awarded “Dancer of the year” in the year 2017 by the first love church an international spiritual organization.


Cherrilynn Naa Norley Deku

Ballet/Afrobeat

Miss Cherry was born on the 12th of July 1995. She is a dancer, choreographer and dance teacher. She is currently a student of university Ghana, City Campus. In the year 2009, she represented the Greater Accra Region at the Junior high schools cultural Dance competition. She has worked as a dance teacher since 2016. Vivie’s Dance Factory and a number of Schools have benefited from her professional dance training.
She has made some appearances in music videos and commercials of eminent artists and advertising agencies in Ghana like Diana Hamilton Shatta Wale, Kueiqu Afro and Apex advertising agency. She has further graced stages across the country, including the national theater of Ghana and Alliance Francaise.


Apeti Goodnews Kelvin

(African Traditional Dance/Afrobeat)

Mr. Apeti is a graduate from the School of Performing Arts, University of Ghana, Legon. He is currently a teacher at Al Rayan International School. He is a choreographer, actor and dancer. He has choreographed and taught many African Dances including SAWA; a dance piece that talks and suggests solutions to gender equality. Mr Apeti’s objective in life is to apply his educational and experimental knowledge in dance to further an appreciation of the arts of diverse cultures.


Naapkei Quaynor

(Ballet)

Miss Naa is a 22 years and a 3rd year student of the University of Ghana, studying Political Science and Chinese. She has trained professionally as an actor under Roverman Production and she has helped in choreography for the play, worked with props and also acted on stage. Vivian and I met through Roverman and I was honored when she offered me a job. She studied ballet and Contemporary dance from both companies (Roverman and VDF). Ballet I thought was difficult because I was too old to learn it but my mind has been renewed and transformed. She has trained with Bets Kalalu and Mintah in Ballet, Jazz and Contemporary As a lover of music and dance from childhood I find that; Dancing is not just a hobby but a passion that makes me who I am. Dancing motivates, encourages and heals me. I have played roles in ‘The woman in the Bathroom and Forbidden’.


Daniel Amarachi Chidera Molokwu

(Hip Hop, Ballet, Acrodance and Contemporary Dance)

Mr. Molokwu is a student at the School of Performing Arts, University of Ghana, Legon. A dancer and Actor at heart, Daniel loves the arts, whether it be dancing, acting, music or visual arts. His dance styles are contemporary, ballet, hip hop, jazz, acrobatics and ballroom. However, he is open to learning anything. He is a young, determined and creatively open minded person that puts in 110% into whatever he does and believes his potential is limitless so he does not settle for less. He aspires to be an international performer, humanitarian and activist.

Samuel Yanney

(hip hop/Afrobeat/ballet)

Mr. Yanney was born in Tema and the leader of “2tyt 4 Christ”. He is a versatile dancer with specialty in Hip Hop and Ballet. He is a choreographer and a dance teacher. He has also thought in schools like Datus International (Tema), Tema Ridge, London Royals etc. Joined Love World Creative Art Academy (Christ Embassy) in the year 2016 and represented Christ Embassy, Accra, Ghana Zone in Nigeria, Lagos. He has ministered in so many programs like Ghana Dance Festival, Grades Over Grades, Faith 360 etc.

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