Massachusetts
Profile Type: Artist
NEFA Grant Recipient
Artist
SIMDACA

My name is Chefiatou Tokou aka Chefi, I am a Togolese- natural born dancer who has been teaching and performing professionally since 2000. I am the owner of the Simba African Dance Academy (SIMDACA) and the initiator of the new African Dance Move called SIMDACA MOOV (fusion of African traditional, contemporary and trending African modern dances from West, North, South and East such as coupe decale, afrobeats, afrodance, gwara gwara, zouglou, etc.) 

As a dance minister, my awareness of God in the individual  is what makes the difference in my class . The purpose of my unique dance program SIMDACA MOOV is to empower  all to connect to their inner power in order to express their uniqueness and talent. I have travelled to perform, teach classes and workshops in the New England area. During my class sessions and performance I love to have fun, therefore I infuse my fun, unique and creative personality to my dance in order to inspire  and motivate all age groups and all levels of dancers.  
   

Contact Information

First Name: 
Chefiatou
Job Title/Position: 
Dancer
Mailing Address: 
315 Francis Ave
Mansfield, MA 02048
Physical Address: 
315 Francis Ave
Mansfield, MA 02048
Last Name: 
Tokou
Phone: 
786-393-3718

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Dance - Ethnic
Additional Disciplines: 
Dance - General
Dance - Ethnic
Dance - Folk
Dance - Modern / Contemporary
Dance - Traditional
Design - General
Design - Fashion
Year Founded: 
2017
Populations Served: 
Adults
Businesses
Elders
Families
General Public
Immigrant Populations
Incarcerated (or Formerly Incarcerated) Individuals
LGBTQ Populations
Native American Tribes
Nonprofits
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Teens
Veteran/Active Duty Military Personnel
Youth-At-Risk
Languages Available: 
French
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Artist Market
Artist Representation / Artist Management
Arts Criticism / Journalism
Arts for Social Change / Creative Activism
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Audio or Video Recording
Broadcast Production
Performance / Concert / Reading
Professional Development / Training
Professional Network Gatherings / Events
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Public Relations Services
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Residency - Production / Development
Residency - Other
Social Media Services
Theater Technical Production
Events Per Year: 
5
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
County
Multi-County Region
State
Multi-State Region
National
International

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Awards: 
New England Dance Fund Network
I am a NEFA Grant Recipient