NABACHWA SSENSALO (Rehearsal Coach) was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She has trained with the Lula Washington Dance Theatre (LWDT), The Ailey School, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Bella Lewisky, and Stefan Wenta. She toured professionally with LWDT for eight years. In 2004, she received the Montgomery County Arts and Cultural District Individual Artist Fellowship for excellence in dance performance. She served as a judge for Midwest Starz and Encore dance competitions. Ms. Ssensalo also holds a BA in Economics from Occidental College where she attended as a full merit scholar through the Irvine Foundation. Currently, she is in her fifteenth season with DCDC and is a proud recipient of the JOSIE Award 2012 for Best Female Performer. Ms. Ssensalo joined the company in 2000.