“The 22-year-old has been recognised over the past five years for her exceptional talent in neoclassical and contemporary dance, as well as her dramatic skills. Khoza is a soloist at the Cape Dance Company and also studies at the Cape Academy of Performing Arts. She recently performed with the Joburg Ballet, one of the country’s most prestigious ballet companies, and has returned to the Cape Dance Company until July 2016.”
The Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative launched in 2002 and brings together some of the best artists in the world with protégés in seven disciplines – architecture, literature, film, music, visual arts, theatre and dance.
She has performed in renowned productions such as Don Quixote, Swan Lake, The Nutcracker Suite, Romeo and Juliet, La Sylphide, Les Sylphides, Sleeping Beauty and The Firebird. Her next performance with Cape Dance Company will be at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown when she will perform in A Thousand Shepherds on July 2 and 3.
“With this thrilling opportunity, I hope to explore the potential within myself that’s locked away somewhere. I hope to explore movement, different ways in which things are said. Learn the tricks of the trade from a man, Ohad Naharin, who has so much to give and who could teach me so much. I am so honoured to have been selected by Mr Naharin,” said Khoza.
Source: The South African