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Mr. Victor Bah

Faculty Information
Department(s) Fine Arts
Title(s) Director of Sankofa, Teacher
Contact Information
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School Phone
301-735-8401   x259
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Mr. Victor Bah is a dance and theatre educator. A native of Ghana, West Africa, he majored in dance at the renowned School of the Performing Arts at the University of Ghana. During his college years, he was recruited to join with Abibigromma - the National Dance Company resident at the University, where he traveled extensively to local and international venues, dazzling audiences with traditional music and dance from West Africa. He was featured in the ceremonial welcoming performance for President Bill Clinton (the first U.S. President to visit Ghana), the first Emancipation Day Celebration that brought together people in the African diaspora to Ghana, and for the African Heads of State in Tripoli, Libya. After college, Mr. Bah traveled through Western Europe and Australia teaching African Cultures, Music, Dance and Theatre. The joy of teaching and love for the performing arts fueled his burning desire to merge diverse cultures by building bridges of trust and respect through the exposure and embrace of our connected arts.

Mr. Bah has been a performing arts teacher at Bishop McNamara High School for seventeen years, teaching African Music and Dance and dance theater classes. He has taught master classes and conducted numerous African Dance workshops in local dance studios, schools and colleges. He has directed plays like Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing, as well as choreographed for Euripides’s Trojan Women and Sophocles's Antigone. He has written, choreographed and directed thirteen drama dance productions: Africa, Spirit, Passion, Generations, Hamile, King, Agoni, Mambo, Kleopata, Romjuliata, Maafa, Cristo, MO, The Deliverer, Harriet - An American Icon and Violet. He has worked with renowned performing artists, choreographers and designers in the Washington D.C. area; chief among them was with the great composer and conductor Marvin Hamlisch at the Opera House in the John F. Kennedy Centre for Performing Arts.

Mr. Victor Bah has written, choreographed, directed and co-produced theatrical dance productions at historic Theatres under the auspices of Bishop McNamara High School such as Shakespeare’s Hamlet at the Lincoln Theatre and Harriet and The Underground at the Warner Theatre in Washington D.C.

Mr. Bah's favorite quotation is "Love until it hurts and remember to pay it forward."