The Collective

Addy Medjo
(General Coordinator)

Addy is a specialist in African Literature, Adrienne graduated with a diploma in Ritual Theatre at ;Université Paris Ouest” with acquired techniques from “Were Were Liking” and “Manu Na Njock” (therapeutic Drama).

Terry Ngala
(Musical Coordinator)

Terry is a self-taught Hip-Hop music artist with over 10 years of experience of recording and live performance. With over 2 full length LPs and 2 EPs since 2012, he has performed in Europe, Africa as well as North America. He also offer Slam-Poetry workshops at schools where he teaches basic principles on writing and performing Slam-Poetry.

                              Assistant Choreographers

Dolvan Kamleu


Viviana Rubio


Gareth Townsend (Translator)

As an aficionado of languages and their intersection with culture, Gareth ensures that Ekin’s literary works have bilingual resonance. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto’s Bachelor of Commerce Program, with a Minor in French as a Second Language.

Klausky Mathurin

Equity and Inclusion Facilitator

Joël Kabuni

Assistant camp coordinator (Mississauga and Oakville)


Assistant camp coordinator
(Toronto Downtown and North York)

Mehdi Jaouhar

Theater animator and assistant sports camp coordinator


Aleksandra Lalovic


Elaine Li (Actress/Performer​)

Elaine has been interested in the performing arts for 5 years. With a background in journalism in China, she trained in Toronto in public speaking through radio-literature and theater. Passionate about the French language, she participates in various reading, literary and poetry activities in French in Ontario.

Sandra Uhlrich (Actress/Performer​)

Sandra Uhlrich is a young French actress who has been performing in Canada for nearly 6 years, and is a member of the Ekin collective.

Chrysogone Diangouaya

Choreographer, dancer, director, storyteller


Abigail Gancena

Musical Artist

Sel'ah Genesis


Aleksandra Do

Musical Artist

                                                   Ekin France

Dola Messan

Project Coordinator (Shows)

Sandrine Gayila

International Camp Coordinator (Paris)

Mémoire Madengo

International camps coordinator (Bretagne)