Omari Mizrahi

Omari Mizrahi

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Teacher Bio

Ousmane Wiles (Omari Mizrahi) was born in Senegal, West Africa. His passion for dance and the arts grew over many years of watching his mother and father Olukośe Wiles and Marie Basse Wiles dance and play the drums. His parents are the founders of the Maimouna Keita School of African Dance in New York City.

Omari has trained with Ron K Brown, Assane Konte, Ephrat Asherie, The House of Mizrahi and Marie Basse-Wiles. Over the years ...read more

Class Descriptions

Vogue

An art form of poses and beat to beat synchronization! Coming from the Gay black and Latino Ballroom Community. This style expressed the feminism and fierce attitude within Voguefem. Strike a pose and learn the 5 elements of Vogue Fem, Catwalks, Duckwalks, Floor work, Spin and dips & Hands performance! Stretch and warm to the hottest vogue beats in ballroom. Drills and short conversation about ballroom history and culture.

West African

In this class you will learn the proper technique in West African styles from Senegal, Mali, and Guinea such as Djembe, Sabar and Kutiro. Starting with a stretch and warming up the neck, shoulders, back, and legs, into a breakdown of steps. 
Leading the class Across the floor with music and a short combo towards the end of class.

Upcoming Classes

Sun · May 27
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
All Levels VOGUEING
Tue · May 29
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
All Levels VOGUEING
Thu · May 31
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
All Levels AFRICAN
Fri · Jun 01
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
All Levels VOGUEING
Sun · Jun 03
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
All Levels VOGUEING
Tue · Jun 05
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
All Levels VOGUEING
Thu · Jun 07
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
All Levels AFRICAN
Fri · Jun 08
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
All Levels VOGUEING
Sun · Jun 10
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
All Levels VOGUEING
Tue · Jun 12
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
All Levels VOGUEING
Thu · Jun 14
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
All Levels AFRICAN
Fri · Jun 15
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
All Levels VOGUEING

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4-day multidisciplinary dance intensive. Ages 12-21

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