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Los Angeles, United States

Velani Dibba is a director and multidisciplinary artist of Polynesian-West African descent. Her work focuses on the collision of different cultures through design-focused and ensemble-driven work, both new and classical.


Recent directing credits include we need your listening (Ice Factory Festival), Terrorism (Columbia University), Falling & Loving (Asst. Director to Anne Bogart, SITI Company & STREB Extreme Action), Apologies to the Bengali Lady (Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The Tank), Patience (Corkscrew Festival), Space Odyssey (Columbia University) and I Pledge Allegiance (ITI World Theatre Congress).


She was an inaugural fellow at the Laboratory for Global Performance & Politics in 2017 as well as a Global Cultural Fellow at the University of Edinburgh. Currently an Artistic Associate & Archive Fellow at SITI Company, she holds a BS in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and an MFA in Directing from Columbia University.

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