Clement Mensah PhotoClement Mensah
Ghana/USA

 

 

Clement was born and raised in Ghana, West Africa. He moved to the Netherlands at the age of 11. After high school and graduating from CIOS (sports academy) he went to Amsterdam School of Arts and graduated in June 2008. He came to the Alvin Ailey School in 2007 as an exchange student where he received a fellowship to study. He was member of the Student Performing Group at the Alvin Ailey School while apprenticing with Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company in 2008. He has also been part of the Francesca Harper Project, danced with Elisa Monte Dance Company from performing both national and international. Clement joined the Matthew Westerby Company in 2009 and led the hugely successful Project Poetry Live! in partnership with the Litchfield Performing Arts, Connecticut. He has taught workshops and master classes at different institutions and schools such as Dance Wave in Brooklyn, NY., Alvin Ailey School, The Theater School in Amsterdam and Codart in Rotterdam, NL. Mr. Mensah has been artist in residence at Dancers’ Workshop, WY and Bennington College, VT  and Episcopal School of Jacksonville, FL as well as teaching and assisting teachers at the Center for Advance Training (C.A.T.) at Trinity Laban. After receiving his MA degree in Dance Performance at Trinity Laban School of Contemporary Music and Dance in London, he returned to the U.S performing arts scene. As a former member of Ronald K. Brown/Evidence A Dance Company, Clement appears as a guest artist in Josè Limón Dance Company. Currently, he is a member of Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group and Battery Dance Company where he performs, choreographs and teaches dance all over the world. As a young choreographer and founder of “Off the Radar” creative project, Mr. Mensah aims to use the gift of creativity to bridge different cultures and bring generations together through self-expression. Clement will be working with Global Arts Corps during our next workshop in Cambodia.