Dancer, Choreographer, Instructor, Musician… Anoa is native of St.Louis, MO. She began training as a West African Dancer in elementary school through the community of artists who studied the culture in St. Louis. Many of these teachers studied under the great Katherine Dunham and others studied under dancers and drummers who were invited to America by Miss Dunham from West Africa and the Caribbean.
Anoa has performed throughout Missouri and Illinois which include great venues such as The Fox Theater and The Sheldon Concert Hall. She has performed at several events with West African Dance Companies such as The Spirit of Angela, Kumasi Nankama Aswad, Pinx Academy of Dance and her own group Notibutwe Muhindi Kambeng. As an advanced dancer Anoa has choreographed for a host of local companies throughout the metropolitan area along with leading workshops in West African dance at schools, studios and other venues for over ten years and continues today.