Ofelia

Ofelia Omoyele Balogun is a Dancer and Movement Artist currently studying Diverse Dance Styles at Irie! Dance Theatre (Roehampton University). Ofelia has been working and collaborating for companies like Irie! Dance Theatre, Ballet Nimba, I Love Myself Hip Hop Dance Theatre and Union Dance among others. Her credits include: Britains Got Talent, British Museum, Wiz’Kid, Patoranking, One Dance UK, Serendipity, African Heritage and Award-Winning Black Movie director Menelik Shabazz. Recently, Ofelia has been touring in Africa with the production “Mirrors” and insight into Afro- Italian descendants life while she keeps travelling to deepen her dance and cultural knowledge in countries like Senegal (Ecole de Sables), Cuba (Danza Contemporanea de Cuba), South Africa (University of Johannesburg ) and Ethiopia (Destino Dance Company). She has been commissioned by Pawlet Brookes – Serendipity (UK), to create a solo work called “The Willow Tree” an exploration of racial and identity duality, performed at LDIF Festival on May 2019. Currently working on developing her choreographic voice focused on Yoruba ‘s Orishas Dance, AfroCaribe vocab and contemporary technique. She aims to raise consciousness about the necessity of inner journey trough somatic approach workshop and motivational DanceLabs.