Londiwe Khoza

Londiwe Khoza

The protégée

Published in 2016

South African Londiwe Khoza is a versatile young dancer who has gained recognition over the past five years for her exceptional talent in neoclassical and contemporary dance, as well as for her dramatic skills.  While a student at the Cape Academy of Performing Arts from January 2012 to December 2014 ─ when she graduated with Distinction and top honours in multi-disciplines ─ Khoza was simultaneously a soloist at the Cape Dance Company, the professional troupe associated with the school. During this period, she was cast in a variety of ballets by both South African and international choreographers, including performances at South Korea’s Busan International Dance Festival. In 2015, she was invited to study at the Central School of Ballet in the UK and to dance with the Joburg Ballet, South Africa’s most prestigious ballet company. She has recently returned to the Cape Dance Company where she will perform until July 2016. “I want to be the kind of artist who changes people’s lives,” says Khoza. “I want to inspire, to motivate, to make a mark. Art is, at the end of the day, so much greater than the artist.” With her forthcoming collaboration with Ohad Naharin she hopes to explore and unlock the potential within herself under the guidance of one of the world’s most innovative choreographers.