Master Classes, Performances and Residencies


Desert Dance Theatre offers performances and residencies to schools and communities in collaboration with its off-shoot performing groups, Crossroads Performance Group and Step’s Junk Funk.


Desert Dance Theatre hosts…

Guinea West African Dance & Drum Class by Aly Cisse

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 & Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Dance Theater West, 3925 East Indian School Road, Phoenix

Cost: $10
RSVP Required. Must have at least 10 participants or class may be canceled.
Call or text Lisa at 602-740-9616 or email

Aly Cisse was born in Guinea Conakry, West Africa. He grew up learning his country’s native dances, the kora, and drums. When Aly was fifteen, he moved to France and began performing as an acrobat, dancer, and drummer in Circus Boabab. He moved to Germany for five years learning to perform on the pole and performing with Circus Africa Africa. Cavalia discovered Aly and contracted him to travel and perform in the Odesseo Show. He performs African dance, plays drums, sings, and executes amazing acrobat choreography in the show! The show originated in Montreal and has traveled to Atlanta, Toronto, Mexico City, and is currently in Scottsdale until February 10, 2013. Then the show will leave for Burbank and then Ontario.