Welcome to Zamble African Dance
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Gaspard Zamble is the founder and director of Zamble African Dance Company. Gaspard is a highly skilled dance practitioner with over 17 years’ professional experience teaching, choreographing and performing traditional African dance.

His arrival in London in 1992 ushered in a new and dynamic era for British African dance. Drawing on a tradition largely unknown in this country, Gaspard’s performances proved a revelation to audiences. The high-octane virtuosity of Ivoirian dance, especially that of the Gouro people from which Gaspard hails, was unlike anything seen in the UK before.

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Career highlights to date include the following:

  • Ten years with the National Ballet of the Ivory Coast and three years as member of Adzido Pan African Dance Company
  • Performed at WOMAD Festival and MOBO Awards
  • Performer at Millenium Dome Opening Ceremony in 2000
  • Worked with schoolchildren of all ages across the UK, and toured schools in Isle of Man
  • Run open access adult dance class at The Place successfully for over five years
  • Choreographed and led dancers in St Patrick’s Day Parade, Notting Hill Carnival and Mayor’s Thames Festival.
  • Jointly choreographed and performed in ‘Stormforce’ at Edinburgh Fringe Festival