Serwaa Daley is an emerging dancer and choreographer. She recently graduated with her Honors BFA in Dance, specializing in Performance and Choreography from York University. She was a member of the York Dance Ensemble and has performed work by choreographers Tracey Norman and Susan Lee. Before graduating, Serwaa has danced for Jasmyn Fyffe in the 2017 New Blue Emerging Dance Festival, performed in the Toronto Fringe with Arbez Drama Projects, and performed repertoire from Peggy Baker Dance Projects as part of Dance: made in Canada/fait au canada. She has completed intensives from Dance Teq (2015) and Peggy Baker Dance Projects (2017).
After receiving her degree, Serwaa travelled to New York City to attend ArchCore40, artistically directed by international choreographer Jennifer Archibald. Since then, she has been blessed with an abundance of performance and training opportunities. She performed in Expect Theatre’s Beats + Intentions Emerging Inter-Arts Ensemble part of Nuit Blanche (2018) and participated in workshops by Kaeja d’Dance (2018) and Adelheid Dance Projects (2018). Serwaa is a company member of The Parahumans Dance Theatre where she has experimented with post-contemporary dance and improvised performance. Along with concert dance, Serwaa has made her commercial dance debut with her recent appearance in the “Breaking Down” music video for Indigenous musician Iskwé. She is interested in expanding her training in dance forms including Butoh, Partnering, and Hip Hop.
Serwaa made her choreographic debut in York Dances Space Continuum with Primitive Instincts and is curious to create dance works that span the vast range of the human experience. She plans to collaborate with artists of varied practices. She is also interested in Dance Science/Kinesiology and has taught conditioning classes for dancers. Serwaa intends to pursue a career both in performing and choreographing and plans to travel to become familiar with dance communities in New York City, Montreal, and abroad.