Mahiri Fainke

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Ase’ Dance: West African & Afro-Cuban Dance
Email Mahiri Fainke for more information about classes or call, (505) 545-4719

Originally from Philadelphia, PA, Mahiri grew up learning African and Afro-Cuban dancing and drumming. At about 2 years of age Mahiri had his first performance. Mahiri has studied with master dancers like Mouminatou Camara , Djenaba Sako, Youssouf Koumbassa, and Yalani Bangoura. He also has experience with ballet, tap, jazz, and Afro-Contemporary.

At 13 years of age, Mahiri is Maple Street’s youngest and most ambitious teacher, and will be starting 9th grade at PAPA, Albuquerque’s Public Academy for Performing Arts, in the fall of 2019. In reference to his new class, he says, “This class is for all levels. I want people to come support and have a good time and learn something new. Come out and help this kid get somewhere!”

…I couldn’t agree more!