Kamesha Fofana, a native of Berkeley, California, is a professional artist dancer, drummer, choreographer and educator. She began to dance at age 5 and studied with many prominent musicians from the bay area and U.S. These family members, teachers and mentors were key to her development as a multi-talented artist. In addition to singing in church, her career as a professional dancer began at age 14 where she attended Berkeley High School in 1990 performing under the instruction of Zak and Naomi Diouf.
From 1994 to 2001, Kamesha continued to dance and study West African dance under well renowned instructors born in Gambia, Guinea, Mali, Cote d’Ivoire, and Senegal. Since, Kamesha has been traveling, studying, performing and teaching West African drum and dance with companies such as Ballet Brika West African Theater, BMS Drummers and various other artists within the U.S. and Jamaica, W.I. Kamesha has had the opportunity to study with Youssouf Koumbassa, Naby Bangoura, Abdoulaye Sylla, Nimely Napla, Alseny Soumah, Ouysenou Kouyate and many others. She is currently teaching West African dance at the YMCA-East Bay.