“Life is Dance! “
Jihan Von Hendricks (Founder/Creative Director)
Ayana Von Hendricks -
Shakai Von Hendricks
Shakai began his drumming career with Baltimore based Sankofa Dance Theater in 1993 under the direction of Kibibi Ajanku and Kauna Mujamal. With Sankofa Dance Theater he was given the opportunities to perform in the youth ensemble, teen company, as well as the adult company at various venues such as Walter's Art Gallery, Baltimore Museum of Art, Dance Africa DC, Afram, Art Scape, Kunta Kinte Festivals, Common Grounds at Western Maryland College and competing in the Music Festival at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. As time went on Shakai parted ways with Sankofa Dance Theater and left the country for a month to further study in Senegal with M’Baye Gueye. With his return to the states, Shakai the joined Return To Goree under the direction of Babacar N'Diaye and Willa Walker and played along side master drummers Medoune "Dame" Gueye, Assane M'Baye, Kissama Diabate, Alioune Faye, Thiokho Diange, and Baba Drame to name a few of his world renown teachers.