Lennora Esi was born in Filderstadt, Germany in 1991. At the age of eleven, she was introduced to the world of musicals and instantly fell in love with the performing arts. Throughout her teenage years, she took singing and piano lessons, starred in musicals and theater plays, all the while taking different dance classes.
After high school, she moved to Berlin to study acting and graduated from the International School of Acting for Theater and Film in Munich in 2014.
In 2012, Lennora was introduced to her first African Dance class and fell for it right away. Shortly after, she joined the Umoya Dance Company in Munich, and performed with dancers and drummers from South Africa and Ghana.
In 2015, she joined an African Reggae Band called Kim Azas, and started teaching workshops and substituting dance classes. She began teaching regularly at her dance school in Munich in 2017, right before moving to Vancouver.
As our Traditional West African dance instructor, Lennora’s class builds on the cultural foundations of African dance. Accessible to beginners, her class is a mixture of culture, knowledge, exploration, and carefully crafted choreography, all of which are designed to align mind, body and soul.
Come join Lennora every Thursday for Traditional West African Dance at 6PM at our studio located on 6468 Main Street, Vancouver BC. Click here for more details regarding class schedule.