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Aminata Touré

Born in Conakry in Guinea, Aminata grew up in the Matam district, the artistic center of the capital, where dance and music are an integral part of the life of the inhabitants. From an early age she was interested in dance, observed the dancers and the various ballets, mainly the “Matam” ballet. Aminata was 10 years old when she joined her first ballet, the Suraa kata ballet. She trained and danced within this ballet and did not leave it until 2008. She worked with various dancers and choreographers, mainly with the dancer-choreographer Soriba Simbo Camara in the United States and the dancer and singer Fanta Yayo in Sweden. Little by little, she made herself known in Conakry and quickly became, under the diminutive of “M’Mi”, one of the most popular dancers of her generation.

Outside of work in the ballet, Aminata does not miss an opportunity to dance at different festivals. She is learning to dance Sabar, senegalese dance known throughout West Africa. At the same time, Aminata also teaches her art.

In April 2007, the famous company Afrika! Africa! begins auditions in Conakry to recruit dancers and musicians. Aminata is one of five dancers to be recruited among hundreds by the famous dancer-choreographer Georges Momboye to represent the colors of Guinea in Europe. She arrived in Germany in January 2008 and started working for the company.

After a year and a half and more than 350 performances across Europe, Aminata is pleased to land in Belgium in June 2009 and continue her career there as a dancer and dance teacher.

In January 2010 she created the association Ginè Faré with which she continues to develop her activities. She takes over with her team the organization of the International Summer Courses in Brussels and gives courses in Belgium and abroad.

She participates in various artistic projects. She dances with the band Brassafrik, takes part in concerts with the groups Folikan or Bolokan (group founded and directed by her uncle Babara Bangoura), collaborates with N’Faly Kouyaté & Dunyakan.

In 2013 she brought together around twenty artists and set up her own ballet in Brussels, the Ballet Badenya.