Shafiki Sseggayi stole many hearts with his performance in ‘so you think you can dance netherlands’ in 2011. originally born in a small village in uganda, shafiki learned to play traditional african music and at the age of 15 he moved to the big city of kampala, where he was exposed to african contemporary dance. contemporary dance taught him so much about himself and his character - creating in him power, energy and devotion. in uganda he became a member of several different companies, including mutumizi dance company, keiga dance company and latin flavor uganda where he both performed and choreographed his own pieces. bringing aspects of himself, african culture and mentality to anyone interested in the dance world is very important to him. Shafiki later moved to the netherlands in 2011 in order to attend the Amsterdam high school for the arts; he graduated four years later with a degree from the urban contemporary department. in 2013, he worked with ultima vez under wim vandekeybus and since 2014 he holds a fixed contract with johannes wieland tanztheater at staatstheater kassel.
2019 Guest choreographer Lenka vegnerova FIN DE SIECLE ,Kassel 2018 (1 Dec) Guest choreographer Annamari keskinen & Ryan Mason, ANARCHY OF THE BODY, kassel 2018 Guest choreographer Helder Seabra, RÖNTGEN, Kassel. 2017 Guest choreographer Tom Weinberger, Segments on Notes, Kassel. 2016 Guest choreographer Maxine Doyle (Co Choreographer of Punch drunk), New Production „After Lethe“, Kassel. 2014 Guest choreographer Hofesh Shechter, Dog, Kassel. 2014-2019 Johannes wieland tanztheater, Staatstheater Kassel, Germany. 2013 Ultima Vez, Spiritual Unity, Concert House Brugge, Belgium.