Maya Kadakia

Lecturer/West African Dance

Lathrop Hall
1050 University Ave
Madison, WI 53706-1304

Kadakia, Maya

Maya Kadakia, is currently an Associate Lecturer in the UW-Madison Dance Department teaching African Dance.  She is a professional dancer and teacher who possesses an understanding of the cultural traditions of West African dance, an acute sense of rhythm, an engaging and patient teaching persona, and a passionate, creative ability to express herself through movement.  She is multi-skilled in various West African traditions and is able to translate those skills into performances well-suited to Western audiences which express the amazing tradition, culture and history of West Africa.  She is currently involved in two companies based in Madison, Kikeh Mato Afro-Pop and Limanya Drum and Dance Ensemble.