Meet Kukuwa!

African Dance Instructor and Choreographer 

Professor Kukuwa Nuamah (Kukuwa) was born and raised in Ghana, West Africa, and has been dubbed the Queen of African Dance. Her life experiences and educational background fully enable her to channel some of the most hidden secrets of a healthful lifestyle – movement through dance, coupled with nutrition practices, emanating from the birthplace of mankind… Africa.

Kukuwa is an Adjunct Professor at George Mason University, School of Dance and maintains an affiliation with the University of Miami, and Florida International University. Outside her University commitments it is no surprise that dance in all its wonderful incarnations has been an integral component of her life since the age of three. Today, her classes focus on African dance, history, and culture; they continually garner the highest enrollment numbers in George Mason University’s history. Outside the University, Kukuwa enjoys meeting with private clients for holistic nutrition and health guidance, providing personal fitness coaching, promoting Kukuwa Dance Workout conventions, workshops, corporate seminars, and destination cruise and resort vacations across the globe.

Endorsed by Oprah (‘O’ Magazine), Essence, and People Magazine; Kukuwa is a Certified Health Fitness Presenter and Examiner, and an authorized CEC provider for the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) & American Council on Exercise (ACE). A world renowned choreographer and performer, Kukuwa has earned international acclaim as the originator of the Gye Nyame African Cultural Dance Company, and creator of the Kukuwa® African Dance Workout.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the Kukuwa® African Dance workout!

Kukuwa teaches group classes on Mondays & Thursdays at 7:35pm and is available for Private Lessons.