Efeya Ifadayo M Sampson

BFA, Temple University. MFA, Sarah Lawrence College. Dancer, educator, and performer. Honed her talent as a member of Moving With the Spirit, her parent’s African diasporic dance company for children; continued her formal training at Brooklyn’s Phillipa Schuyler School. Recipient of a full scholarship to the Charles Moore Dance Theatre under the direction of Ella Thompson Moore and apprenticeships with Ronald K. Brown/Evidence and Urban Bush Women. Work presented as a part of Harlem Stage’s E-Moves. Served as a teaching artist for various arts education programs, including Casita Maria Center for Arts Education and DreamYard. Currently a member of many performance nation/families, where she is immersed in her study and performance of Afro-Haitian, Afro-Cuban, Yoruba, and various West African and contemporary modern dance and music forms. They include Ase Dance Theatre Collective, Movement for the Urban Village, Charles Moore Dance Theatre, and The Ring Shout Music Ensemble. SLC, 2014–

Courses taught in Dance