DTSL Founder, Artistic Director and Choreographer, Mr. DIEUFEL LAMISERE

Born and raised in the Petion-Ville district of Port-Au-Prince Haiti, Mr. Lamisere was obsessed by the art of dance since his early teenage years. His career started at the age of 10 with the most recognized performing arts school in Haiti, RMT-Regine Mont-Rozier Trouillot.

Trained in classical ballet, jazz and modern dance with Nathalie Trouillot Dalzon, Mr. Lamisere also studied with Odette Wiener, founder and artistic director of the Ballet Bacoulou and Fenol Jean-Jacques. Mr. Lamisere also performed with RMT and La Compagnie des Jeunes De la Danse, who's repertoire includes: Bal de Graduation, Don Quixote and the Little Mermaid. Mr. Lamisere performed and toured with the ballet Bacoulou (Bahamas, Martinique, France and Spain) and was a guest dancer with BFH-Ballet Folklorique d’Haiti for the production of Tezen. Mr. Lamisere also performed with Eddy Toussaint who was the artistic director of GBH (Grand Ballet of Haiti) and Les Grand Ballets of Canada.

Mr. Lamisere was the Founder and Artistic Director of EDCOM-Ethnic Dance Company and Artistic Director of the Capoise Dance Company in North Haiti. He worked with the MICIVIH as a dancer on A Quoi Sert la Liberte for human rights and performed in the 25th assembly of OEA in Port-au-Prince. After 6 long years of touring the world Mr. Lamisere decided to move to New York City and pursuit his dream of having his own Dance Company – this dream has come to life - HaitiDansCo.

With his based of operations in New York City, Mr. Lamisere spent 12 years promoting Haitian culture and exposing people around the world to the beauty and value of both the traditional and contemporary aspects of Haitian dance. After 12 years of touring with HaitiDansCo and teaching abroad, Mr. Lamisere decided to return home to continue his work with the RMT Academy of Dance and other dance companies of the capital. After one visit to Santo Domingo, Mr. Lamisere fell in love with the other side of Hispaniola.  He decided to stay and share his knowledge with the people of Santo Domingo. During his time in Santo Domingo, Mr. Lamisere worked with the Ballet Folklorico National, Ballet Teatro and Hispadanco. After spending one year in Santo Domingo, Mr. Lamisere decided to return home to Haiti to continue his work with his people.

Mr. Lamisere spent two seasons choreographing for Troupe Bacoulou d’Haiti. After his tenure with this dance troupe, Mr. Lamisere decided to relocate to Jacmel, where he began to build the foundation for his most ambitious project to date, DANCE TO SAVE LIVES.