SUAH African Dance Theatre
Suah African Dance Theatre is an African dance company based in Greensboro, NC. Suah is a name from the Gio ethnic group from Liberia, West Africa. Name meaning “A new beginning or one with new ideas in a new era”.
SUAH is led by Wesley L. Williams Jr. and GABRIELLE T. YVETTE BULL-WILLIAMS Mr. Williams is a dancer, choreographer, entrepreneur, and teacher of West African Music & Dance and African contemporary dance styles. Wesley has performed with “Jan Van Dyke Dance Company”, “Ballethnic Dance Company” of Atlanta, G.A., and “North Carolina Black Repertory Company”. Wesley Williams was also a member of the Chuck Davis” African American Dance Ensemble”. He has been in residency at several colleges and universities, such as, Duke University, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and University of North Carolina School of the Arts to. Wesley Williams has also worked alongside master teachers such as Dr. Chuck Davis, Mabel Robinson, Dr. Maya Angelou, Mr. Sherone Price, Jan Van Dyke, t, and Thaddeus Bennett. Mr. Williams is very humbled to have work and been taught by so many great past and present legends in his lifetime.
Gabrielle Theresa “Yvette” Bull Williams: is a native of High Point, NC. She first fell in love with dance at the tender age of 3 years old. The young dancer would go on to attend the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) and earn a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Dance, Performance Arts. In 2004, Yvette became a member of the North Carolina Black Repertory Company. Born to Liberian parents, Yvette has always had a passion for West African music, dance, song, and culture. However, it was in 2002 that she was formally introduced to West African Dance and Contemporary African Dance. She promptly joined the Wesley Williams Urban Dance Theatre, now known as SUAH African Dance Theatre (SADT), and Yvette currently serves the organization as Principal Dancer and Assistant Director. In these roles, she coordinates company performances, as well as shares her love for West African dance and culture through “edutainment” in schools across the country.
In addition to the leaders, Jeremiah, son of Wesley Williams and Gabrielle Yvette Williams, is a 9 year old Musical Prodigy! He and his younger brother (London Isaiah Williams) has been a member and musician of SADT since the tender ages of 2 years old.