No Wahala Body gives honor to the stewardship of this land and The Native American Tribes that make up Humboldt County. No Wahala Body dances with love, joy and healing on Wiyot tribal land. From one tribe to another, we give thanks.
Dionna-Isioma also known as “Queen Dee” is a first generation Nigerian American from New York and currently residing in Northern California. She started dancing with Bokendeye African Dance Company in Yonkers, New York when she was 5 and continued her dance and theater training throughout the Tristate, and DMV area. She is a certified Kemetic Yoga Instructor,(CKYT200) under the training of Master Instructor Yirser Ra Hotep. She believes that movement is healing, playful and fun so meet her on the dance floor!
Mo Desir is from Western Massachusetts and now resides in Humboldt Cty. She entered into classical dance training at age 6, but has always had a beat and a Rhythm in her step, growing up surrounded by Caribbean music and culture. Throughout adolescence, Mo studied with Footloose studios: Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Pointe, and Modern, and performed with Hip Hop Performance group Project 2050: Hip Hop, stepping, African, Latin American and Bomba. Throughout Adulthood Mo continued to perform in Hip Hop Theater Production group 2050 Legacy, expanding her knowledge of performance, Hip Hop and collaborative techniques.
Efrain Colon is from Western Massachusetts. He grew up immersed in Latin American music and dancing from a young age. Throughout adolescence he danced in local dance troops and Hip Hip Performance group Project 2050 for 5 years: Hip Hop, stepping, African, Latin American and Bomba. Throughout Adulthood, Efrain continued to perform in Hip Hop Theater Production group 2050 Legacy. He was an active member of Eclipse Dance Company, specializing in Modern and Contemporary for 4 years and an essential part of The House of Escada a group for professional vougers for 2 years.
Tina Okoye is from New Jersey and currently lives in Arcata CA. She works in Residence Life at Humboldt State University. Tina has been stepping since 2009. She started in college at Lehigh University in Bethlehem PA. Her passion for stepping continued when she became the founding sister of the Yemaya Chapter for Mu Sigma Upsilon Sorority Inc. the first Multicultural Sorority in the nation. There, she joined their National Step Team where their team won various step and strolling competitions.