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Imania Fatima Detry

Imania Fatima Detry is one of Chicago's own performing and teaching artist with concentration in West African Dance.With over 20 years of professional training and performance with Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago as a principle artist and as the Assitant Artistic Director of Ayodele Drum and Dance, she truly enjoys and works in the efforts to preserve African dance and culture as well as share her current experiences and style in her teaching and performing! Imania has currently been expanding on her choreography with fusing styles that include: Djembe and Doun Dance, Sabar, House, Afrobeat, and more..   

Some of her teachers and mentors that help develop her style today include: Papa Abdoulaye Camera, Harry Detry, Tosha Ayo Alston, Danny Diallo Hinds, Nigeree Sutton-Salis, Amaniyea Payne, Vaune Blalock, Diedra Dawkins, Kwame Opare, Ron Brown, Abdel Salaam, Idy Ciss, Diadie Bathily, Babacar Ndaiye, Babacar Mbaye, Moustapha Bangoura, Mouminatou Camara, and Youssouf Bangoura. She truly appreciates their dilegence and love that they have given to her to exel as a artist.

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