Lindiwe Famodou, a 28-year-old Detroit native, has been calling Atlanta her home for 9 years. Lindiwe is a graduate of Georgia State University. Currently she is a nanny. She also offers line dance classes to adults, and children. She is her mom’s only child and much of her inspiration to teach and to dance comes from her mother who is also a dancer and has been a middle school science teacher for 41 years. Lindiwe also has two spunky little brothers who sit in on rehearsal when they are in town with her father, Karanja and his wife Maru. Lindiwe has been studying dance since the age of 9 when she took her second trip to Dakar, Senegal. Since then she has danced with African Family Ballet of Detroit, MI for 7 years and has been a member of Giwayen Mata since 2003. Over the past few years, she has developed a passion for
children and one day hopes to be a family therapist.