Sylar Robert Ssempijja
Robert is a Ugandan dancer and instructor that uses a combination of traditional African dance and urban styles and techniques like contemporary dance in his art. He is schooled in techniques from Burkina Faso and is currently working towards a diploma in dance at Ecolé des Sables in Senegal. Robert uses his knowledge in dance in a professional area, but he also is a great part of developing contemporary dance in Uganda due to his voluntary work with dance practice for kids in Uganda.
Robert is dedicated to spreading the knowledge he possesses to others. He also runs an art foundation for kids in a community in Kampala and he is a trained yoga instructor. This also includes bringing together the African dance tradition with contemporary techniques.
After his first semester at Ecolé des Sables, Robert came home to Uganda and found that he lacked an arena in East Africa to meet and share skills with other dancers. After discussing their concerns, he began working towards building the organization Dance Revolution East Africa.