In this category we celebrate classical, popular and traditional dancers and promoters of dance who creatively push the boundaries of their genre into new levels. Whether it is Pantsula, Ballet or any other form, these artists embrace and excel in their chosen genre thus becoming synonymous with the art form itself.

Nadine Mckenzie

Nadine Mckenzie is passionate about movement, she is passionate about dance.   When Nadine was two-and-a-half years old she was in a serious car accident which left her paralysed from the waist down.  At the age of 12 Nadine started ballroom classes, dancing in her wheelchair. However, Nadine felt that she had not yet broken through the confines of her disability. When she was 16 the founder of Remix Dance Company spotted her and invited her to join this unique organisation. Remix is at the forefront of dance innovation in South Africa; it constantly seeks to break down barriers between able-bodied and mobility-challenged dancer and is where Nadine has found her second home.

Tebogo Kgobokoe

Tebogo Kgobokoe is one of the most revered and respected dance personalities in South Africa with a passion for development, an arts activist who wants to see support of the arts enhanced. She is an undefeated SA professional ten dance champion and six times South African Latin American Professional Champion. She has been teaching dance for more than sixteen years and has devoted most of her time to the development of dancesport in rural areas in South Africa. Tebogo is trained in Contemporary, Ballet, Spanish, Modern dance, Freestyle, Rock n Roll, Latin American and Ballroom dance.

Sonia Radebe

Sonia Radebe, began her career as a professional dancer in 2001 with Moving into Dance Mophatong in Newtown, where she continues to work. Radebe is passionate about training people with physical disabilities to explore and uncover the magic. She has shared her personal work with audiences in Chile, the United States, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. In 2007 she was acknowledged by the Gauteng MEC for Arts and Culture as the Dance Umbrella’s Most Outstanding Female Dancer in Contemporary Style, and in 2011 was awarded the Gauteng Dance Manyano Best Female Dancer of the Decade Award.

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