Past – Born and raised in Halifax, NS, Koumbie has been passionate about the arts her entire life. As a dancer at The Maritime Conservatory and then at Halifax Dance, she reached the intensive training program level 3 before leaving to focus on the drama club at her school. There she played roles ranging from Juliet to Shylock and won the Castalia Award for excellence in performing arts. While in school she booked a role on kids shows including Aquateam and Mr. D. From there she moved to Montreal and then Toronto and then found her way back to Halifax where she met Taylor Olson and started Afro Viking Pictures. Afro Viking Pictures has produced multiple shorts and a 1000$ feature film Ariyah & Tristan’s Inevitable Break-Up which screened all over Nova Scotia as part of the North of 99 Festival and was nominated for Best Feature Film at the Screen NS Awards.
Present – In 2017 Koumbie was nominated for three ACTRA Maritime Awards and her short Film Hustle & Heart won Short Film Face-Off. Her next short film, Horizontal Concavity, was filmed in Halifax and went on to win Best Regional Short at the Bluenose Ability Film Festival. She also directed her first theatre show ‘Lullaby by Karen Bassett’ which was produced by Neptune Theatre and Eastern Front Theatre.
Future – Koumbie has a number of projects in development with her filmmaking partner Taylor Olson, including short and feature films. She is also auditioning for film/tv projects that interest her.