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Godwin Otieno

I was Born in Kenya, my professional performing arts career started in 2009 with the Youth Accosted With Arts program (YAWA) in Kisumu, Kenya. I was part of the inaugural YAWA Dance Company formed in 2010 with its maiden performance in Bayimba Festival of Arts in Kampala, Uganda. I underwent a series of professional trainings, dance seminars and courses organized by YAWA kenya, Dance Into Space (DIS), Godown Arts Centre, Kenya Performing arts Group, Amizero compagnie and Ecole de Sables. I was part of the prestigious project ’Umoja Flying Carpet‘ which included countries from East Africa, Norway, Netherlands and southern Africa. I have performed in Various countries such as Kenya, Netherlands, Germany, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania and Finland I have Worked for artists such as Antti Tuisku, JVG, Karita Matila and Isaac Sene. I have worked with several Choreographers such as Tero Saarinen, Reija Ware, Alpo Aaltokoski, Antton Laine, Corneliu Ganea , Wesley Ruzibiza, David Kozma, Anna Bussey, Hosea Dan and much more. I have perfomed for Ooppera Baletti, Tanssin Talo, Tampere Talo, Danceteam International, YAWA dance company, Sarakasi Kenya, Danceteam Africa, Het Internationaal Danstheater , Amizero Compagnie, Post Theatre, Alpo Aaltokoski Company and much more. I have been part of various festivals and productions in Eastern Africa and beyond such as East Africa Nights of Tolerance , Time 2 Dance, Bayimba Festival, Sawa Sawa Festival, Urban Apa Festival, likkuu Likkuu Tanssi Festivali, Tanssin Talo gaala, UMK2022, BAILANTAI and more.

Performing arts

Directing Choreography Dance Dance pedagogy

Godwin is known for pushing artistic boundaries through his works dedication. His vision and mission is to create a safe space and environment for a thriving society through performing arts by taking people on a journey through his craft if they are willing to go.


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