Artist, Art Director, and Designer in Karen, Kenya
Artistic Director: Arnie Umayam
Currently the artistic director and choreographer of The Academy of Dance and Art located at Rhino House Karen Road Nairobi, Kenya. Studied at De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, School of Design and Arts Major in Technical Theater. In 2004 He was a soloist dancer of Filipinescas Dance company directed by the National Artist for Dance Leonor Orosa-Goquingco and a company member of AIRDANCE a top contemporary dance company in the Philippines in 2009. Arnie was a freelance dancer/artist in musical productions performed in the international stage. Aside from teaching classical and contemporary dance and choreographing various productions for theater companies, dance companies, universities and dance schools in the Philippines, Arnie is also a practitioner designer in Production, Set, Lighting and a Technical Director.