ANGELINA CAMARA-DIXON

Angelina began dancing at the tender age of 2 ½.  She studied ballet, tap, and jazz from ‘The Art of Dancing,’ in Carson, California.  After moving to Atlanta in 1989, she was introduced to African dance and culture as an eager student of Toni Young.  She quickly grew fond of this dance technique, which included styles from Senegal, West Africa, and quickly gained the title of Dance Captain of Watoto Uhuru (Children of Freedom).

After graduating from high school, Angelina moved to Tallahassee, Florida where she was embraced by The African Caribbean Dance Theatre under the direction of Marcus & Jevelle Robinson.  Here, she learned more styles of African Dance from different parts of the continent, including Guinea and South Africa, and where she also learned Caribbean dance.

After moving back home to Atlanta, Georgia, she danced with the Uhuru Dancers for several years before moving on to dance with Injebulo Leta.  Over the years, she has studied African dance from such greats as Youmoussa Souma and the late Kemoko Sano, both from Guinea, West Africa, and Djian Tie from the Ivory Coast.

Her recent endeavors include being embraced by Giwayen Mata, a powerhouse sister group containing commanding women. Not only is she dancing, she has also found a love for drumming.

Angelina and her new husband are the proud parents of her two beautiful girls, At’talla and Mycire and their baby boy Isa.

 

e-mail: angelina@giwayenmata.org