Rose Marie Guiraud
is an internationally
acclaimed  multi-talented
dancer, choreographer,
actress, singer, storyteller
and teacher who began her
professional career from the
age of four as a traditional
African dancer and singer.

For more than 31 years
Ms. Guiraud has
continued to develop her  
techniques of professional
African choreography,  
dance and singing.  
Ms Guiraud is the  
Founder/Director of EDEC,
GMCE and Three Dance
Les Guirivoires, Les Guirettes  
in Cote d'Ivoire and
Guirivoires Dance Theatre
in the USA. In addition, she is
an  anthropologist, playwright,
arts administrator, costume
designer, lecturer and arts
educator. She is fluent in four
languages: Wê, Malinké,
French and English,
Ms Guiraud has collaborated with some of the leading professionals in the
performing arts and major institutions internationally, in Africa,  Asia, Europe,
North and South America and Scandinavia throughout her  brilliant career
She is author of several
theatrical plays and dance
theater dramas. She also
has recorded six albums as
a solo vocal artist.
Ms. Guiraud has a vast experience of raising and working with young adults and young
artists, especially disadvantaged youth among which are war orphans and special education
children in Africa and the USA.

She has created an appropriate training and support base for young people to achieve self-
sufficiency and reintegration into their communities and established alliances and
collaborations with arts organizations, hospitals, churches, school districts, after school
programs, universities, dance schools, festivals, conservatories, dance & theater companies.

Ms. Guiraud has demonstrated a strong ability to build student's skills to a professional level
of performance and reinforce student’s own creativity and responsibility in their communities.

In spite of the tremendous amount of time and energy spent in training youth and young
professionals Ms Guiraud has found time to be; on the Jury of Young Choreographers
Project, Theater & Miss Pageants for Africa and Europe, a member of the Educating Cities
Conference, serve as a talent scout and producer of artist performers and perform as a
radio and television personality, guitarist and percussionist.

Rose Marie Guiraud continues her work as a beacon in the performing arts and education
because in Ms Guiraud's words, " The Dance is Beauty, Love, Giving and Receiving, Life
and Light ".
Ms. Guiraud is presently residing in the USA
Rose Marie Guiraud Salutes
Former US Ambassador , Andrew Young
during Merril Lynch's
African-American History Cerlebration Feb. 2007
Rose Marie Guiraud and Tonya Conrad of
the Merril Lynch Organizing Committee for
Black History month Celebration
Emmett McDonald                              Andrew Young                Rose Marie