Abdoulaye Koita is a performer that specializes in dance and music that is from/stems from the traditions of Africa and its diaspora. He started performing at 14 after being inspired by dance legend Baba Chuck Davis. After high school, he continued his education at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NCAT) and joined the E. Gwynn Dance Company, where he was a dancer, musician, and costume designer and constructor for three years. After his first year at NCAT, he received an internship in his hometown at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), where he worked with the Artistic Director of the DanceAfrica Festival, Abdel Salaam. This internship allowed him to realize his love of choreography and sparked him to transfer to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he earned a B.A. in dance. He currently dances for Asase Yaa African American Dance Theater and Bill T. Jones’s newest project.