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Zinse Agginie

Utah Division of Arts & Museums (UDAM) teaching artist.

Zinse is a native of Ghana who has lived in the USA for many years. Before coming to the USA Zinse lived in the UK working as a registered psychiatric nurse. Zinse also majored in Graphic Arts Technology at the London School of Printing.


In the USA Zinse joined the Arts In Education program of the Arkansas Arts Council as a storyteller and African drum rhythms teacher. Zinse composed and choreographed the drum ballet, a series of hand drum rhythms and movements that combine to present an interesting performance piece. The drum ballet is widely popular in many schools in many states Including Utah where Zinse has had many arts residencies.


The drum ballet as a drumming teaching tool has won lots of praise, leading to Zinse winning the Arkansas Governor’s award for Arts in Education in 2008. The high point of the drum ballet was inclusion in the performance line-up for the dedication of the W.J Clinton Presidential library.


Zinse is also an author who has self-published one book and is currently working on a story book for primary school students.

Zinse works with all ages pre-K to college and all populations. Zinse’s place of domicile in Little Rock, Arkansas.


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