Asatu is a seasoned performer, choreographer, Kemetic Yoga Instructor and founding member of Emesè: Messengers of the African Diaspora a collective of artists founded in 1998 with a mission to promote and present the rich cultural traditions of the African Diaspora. Her background in dance incorporates over 25 years of various genres including Ballet, West African, Congolese, Brazilian and Cuban. Her introduction to Afro Brazilian dance and Capoeira began in college in 1992 and grew to become her passion after meeting Mestre Carlos Aceituno in San Francisco and becoming a member of Fogo na Roupa. She has had the honor of studying and performing with a number of master artists in the Bay Area and abroad in particular her mentors Mestre Carlos Aceituno and Regina Califa, Jorge Alabe, Blanche Brown, Titos Sompa, Malonga Casquelourd,Jose Francisco Barroso, Juan De Dios Ramos, Zak and Naomi Diouf, Linda Faye Johnson, Isaura Oliveira, Dandha da Hora, Rosangela Silvestre and others. Asatu currently teaches weekly Afro Cuban Orisha at the Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts.
Afro Brazilian Dance with Asatu will focus on folkloric dance from Brazil including Orixas, Bloco Afro, Afoxe and Maracatu.