Dayna Scott Will Include Guinea Rhythms and Guest Dancer
Dayna Scott, executive director of Broomfield FISH, is bringing in an old friend to perform a traditional West African dance.
Scott will perform a traditional rhythm from Guinea with her friend, teacher and Master Dancer Sidiki Sylla.
Scott has lived many places, moving from Ohio to Massachusetts and Washington to Vermont, but has lived in Broomfield since 2009.
She said she “loves the amazing sense of community here” and has the honor of working with neighbors-in-need every day through her role as director of FISH.
Scott has spent her entire life in the serving others. She was the Executive Director of Connecting Youth in Vermont for nearly 20 years, then at Project VOYCE in Denver for three years, before coming to FISH.
Her family is scattered around the country, but she lives locally with her husband Ken and dog Sami. She spent two decades of her life studying West African music and dance, and has traveled extensively in Senegal, Mali and Guinea.
Scott said she is excited to participate in Dancing with the Broomfield Stars so that she can raise money for the Community Foundation and also share a culture that she holds dear.
“The Foundation’s impact is incredible and so far-reaching,” Scott said. “They support so many critical causes and help countless people lead happier, healthier lives.”
Sylla was born in Conakry, Guinea and at age 9 began entering dance competitions. He later joined one of the two top ballets in Guinea, Ballet Djoliba, and toured extensively as a principal dancer. He has performed across multiple continents and in 1997, moved to Burlington, Vermont to help instruct and lead the Jeh Kulu Dance and Drum Theater.
He is coming to Colorado especially for this event and also will be holding community classes. To learn more about those classes visit dancewithsidiki.bpt.me.
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