Meet DEL Dance for Early Childhood Guest Artists: Godfrey Muwulya and Milteri Tucker

Meet DEL Dance for Early Childhood Guest Artists: Godfrey Muwulya and Milteri Tucker!

We’re elated to welcome these educators back to DEL.

Godfrey Muwulya and Milteri Tucker are returning guest artists for this summer’s DEL Dance for Early Childhood course, facilitated by Deborah Damast, with Erin Lally and Daria Fitzgerald! They are extremely knowledgable and talented educators, so don’t miss your opportunity to learn with them this July!

Read more about Godfrey and Milteri below.

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. 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.

Milteri Tucker

Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Milteri Tucker holds degrees in Dance, Biology, and Chemistry as well as a Masters Degree in Dance Education from New York University. She is the founder and artistic director of Bombazo Dance Co.

Ms. Tucker has apprenticed and performed with Bomba elders and distinguished families in San Juan, Santurce, Loíza, Cataño, Ponce, Mayagüez and Arroyo, Puerto Rico. As an educator and master Bomba dancer, she lectures on dance technique, figure and timing, across the United States and the world. 

She’s performed and showcased her work at New York City Center, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture, BAAD!: Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, Pregones/Puerto Rican Traveling Theater, Thalia Spanish Theater, Castillo Theater, El Museo del Barrio, Julia de Burgos Cultural Center, the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts and STEPS. 

A member of Maria Torres Emerging Artist Foundation (MTAEF), Tucker was a featured dancer at the Latin Billboard Awards for Puerto Rican recording artist Don Omar in 2013, by choreographer and mentor Maria Torres. In 2019, Milteri represented Bomba Puertorriquena in Lin Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights movie. In addition to her choreographic and artist work, Milteri is the visionaire and author of the first bilingual (Spanish and English) children’s book on Bomba titled Bomba Puertorriquena

We hope you’ll join us in learning from these established artists and educators. 

Enroll in DEL Dance for Early Childhood by July 3!