Tanaka Lionel Roki

1996, ZW


Born in Zimbabwe, Africa. As a child in Harare, Tanaka discovers his passion for dance. Since 2009 he has been practicing every day in animation, an urban dance style technique, which he combines playfully with elements of house, hip hop, break dance and popping. He soon takes part in the first dance competitions in his homeland.

In 2014, he won a major prize as the best hip-hop dancer of the year in Zimbabwe.
In 2015, he performs at the Harare International Festival of the Arts. With the production "twenty.fifteen" of Kuenda Productions he travels to Germany and gives there 18 performance in six cities.

In 2015, he passes the entrance examination at the high school for Contemporary and Urban Bühnentanz in Zurich for the training as a professional dancer.
He dreams to become a member of the Wang Ramirez Company or the Compagnie Cage in France.

2017- 2018 Scholarship of the Pierino Ambrosoli Foundation for his last year of training.