The Dakar-based WAATO SiiTA, also known as Ballet African Renaissance, comprises the best percussionists and dancers from Senegal: young, energetic, and dynamic artists who deeply love what they do. The company—led by artistic director Bouly Sonko, who headed the National Ballet of Senegal for 31 years, and choreographer Pape Moussa Sonko—was founded in 2010 and has served as a cultural ambassador for Senegal on several occasions.