Pat Ghizamboule Robinson

Executive & Artistic Director

FANIKE! African Dance Troupe is an African dance company that embraces and respects the dance, rhythm, historic and growing culture tied to African movement. Our mission is to perpetuate the survival of African & African Diaspora culture & arts through dance & percussion presentation. We encourage the exchange of passion, wisdom and knowledge of African arts within our communities, especially between the elders and their juniors. FANIKE! artists have provided cultural presentations in the Greater Jamaica, Queens community for 13 years.


Our signature and annual Black History Month Cultural Gala occurs the last weekend in February. The Gala Dance Performance includes a performance from the dancers and drummers of FANIKE! African Dance Troupe. The Cultural Warrior Award is also given that evening to community members who have made a cultural impact. Our Day of Culture II provides opportunities for our guests to participate and learn about cultural arts through classes and workshops.


FANIKE! African Dance Troupe is available for short & full length cultural presentations, workshops, dance classes and life celebrations presentations; naming ceremonies, weddings, rites of passage, graduations, Kwanzaa celebrations.


the culture continues...


Lenea Stevens

Kim Bailey

Paige Boatwright

Sarai Kearse Alleyne

Tunisha Johnson

LaNiece McKeller

Iyanu Ray


Noelle Pigott

Jordyn Pigott

Rasheeda Rhodes

Ashonti Rhodes

Crystal Ife Sekhem

Kirov Briggs

Atiba Morales

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