Godfrey Muwulya

Master East African Teacher and performing Artist, and teacher and player of East African traditional instruments, Godfrey Muwulya began training as a dancer and musician in his native Uganda in primary school at the age of five years. He joined Ndere Troupe, Uganda’s cultural ambassadors to the world, as their star dancer and instrumentalist. In 2007, he quit in Ndere Troupe and started performing and traveling as a solo dancer, teacher and instrumentalist . Godfrey has travelled to numerous countries including Japan, Netherlands, Germany, Macedonia, and many States in the United States. He has performed at DanceAfrica at BAM and was featured in the New York Times for his standout performance . He has performed at the Radio City Music Hall in New York with NYU, and has performed in other great performance venues in United States including the National Arts Club, New York. Godfrey has worked with many dance companies, schools and universities including New York University, University of Arkansas, Marymount College, Brooklyn International High School, Little Red School House, Middlesex School in Concord, MA, all Martha’s Vineyard Schools, AnaHATA Dance Company, Peridance studio, MJM Dance Company, The Yard in Martha’s Vineyard, Steffi Nossen Dance Foundation, and The Arts Club New York City, and the 92NY Dance Education Laboratory (DEL) at the 92nd Street Y, New York. He has worked with Barry Blumenfeld, the President of New York State Dance Education Association (NYSDEA). Videos of Godfrey’s work have aired on New York and New Jersey televisions. He is a recipient of the Best Global Artist of the Year Award at the 2023 UDMAA  Awards (Uganda Diaspora Music Artist Awards).

Photo by Danica Paulos for Nel Shelby Productions.