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Artistic Director

Khensani Mathebula (Johannesburg, South Africa) trained in modern concert dance under the instruction of Ms. Laraine Rabin. In 2010 she was discovered by international guest Ms. Ana Marie Forsythe at a Horton workshop in her hometown, and recruited to the competitive Ailey School/Fordham University BFA program in New York City. Ms. Mathebula was awarded an Emily Blavatnik/Ailey Artistic Scholarship, and a National Scholarship for Dance from CATHSSETA to attend the program. She graduated Cum Laude as a double major in Dance and Political Science in 2015. She adjudicated 'Solo Performance' in Johannesburg - a prestigious modern dance examination she passed with distinction. She has performed works by noteworthy choreographers including Ronald K. Brown, Matthew Rushing, Michael Leon Thomas and Vincent Mantsoe, as well as Alvin Ailey in the work Memoria at New York City Center Theater. She is a current professional dancer with Alpha Omega Theatrical Dance Company. As an emerging choreographer, Ms. Mathebula was selected as an independent choreographer at The Ailey School to produce her own show in 2015. Since then she has presented work in choreography festivals around the city. In 2017 she founded her own company: Matheta Dance, with aspirations to build its presence in both the States and South Africa.