Wesley Ruzibiza

Wesley Ruzibiza, is Ecole des Sables’ newest Artistic Director. A major dancer and choreographer from Rwanda, Associate Professor at the CPARC research centre in Bordeaux, the National University of Rwanda and the Muda Africa Dance School in Tanzania and various centres for training and professionalisation of dance, he discovered contemporary dance and contemporary theatre with Arts Azimuts at the University of Rwanda’s arts centre, where he took over the direction of the dance department in 2002 for 8 years. He continues his professional training on the national stage and with various professional and vocational training courses and of artistic exchanges.
Graduated from the Germaine Acogny École des Sables/ Senegal, in traditional and contemporary African dance, with a degree and a master’s degree in finance and project management.

@ Photo credit: Marscha Tielemans

@ Photo credit: The New Times

As a dancer, choreographer, actor and director, he directs numerous choreographic and theatrical pieces that are performed all over the world (Africa, Europe and the USA) and are presented during international cultural events, including the Pan-African Dance Festival FESPAD, the Jeux de la Francophonie, the Next Einstein Forum and SIETA in New York.
Today he is the artistic director of the Amizero Company which he co-founded in 2005 with the University Centre of Arts of the University of Rwanda, one of the first professional Rwandan choreographic companies to win the silver medal at the 6th Jeux de la Francophonie. He created the international festival EANT in 2012, one of the first contemporary platform of the East African sub-region.
Wesley Ruzibiza is selected for the Youngachievers Awards by the First Lady of Rwanda in 2010. He is also selected for the 2-year mentorship programme in artistic direction with the Sundance institute in Addis Ababa, Utah, Bannf center Canada and BAM in New York.
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