Melaku Belay is an Ethiopian traditional dancer born at Addis Abeba in 1980. Early, he showed some aptitude and interest for the different kind of dances that punctuates the everyday life of Ethiopian people. He learned his passion among his people, dancers and performers who transmitted him the tradition during major festivals as Timqat, or during school gathering. At the beginning of his professional career he received intensive trainings of performing and choreography at the National Theater of Ethiopia. He also attended several workshops at Ras Theater and Hager Fikir Theater, the oldest indigenous theatre in Africa. Later on, he developed his talent and his ability through different experiences and trainings, mastering no less than 30 different dances.