Since age 6, Mikeall Lewis a native of New Orleans, Louisiana began developing a passion for the art of dance. Along with ” second line” and “street” dancing indigenous to New Orleans culture, she studied under Master Abdoulaye “Papa” Camara of Senegal; former director of the National Dance Company of Senegal and Allahbatu Traditional West African Dance and Drum Company. This apprenticeship evolved into a position as Assistant Artistic Director of Allahbatu Traditional West African Dance and Drum Company; the largest community organization in the southern region.
With Papa’s blessing, Mikeall established
N’Fungola Sibo “This is my dream” African Dance & Drum Company, Inc., located in New Orleans, Louisiana. N’Fungola Sibo has awakened the spirit of Africa within everyone in its presence through authentic Guinea, Mali and Senegal dances, drum rhythms, songs and folklore. The organization performs throughout Louisiana and surrounding regions.
Mikeall remains studious learning from renowned African dance instructors, choreographers and master drummers in the USA and abroad.