Mafa Dance Village

Mafa Makhubalo's picture
Title: 
Artistic Director
Company: 
Mafa Dance Village
City: 
Mississauga
Province/Territory: 
Ontario
Country: 
Canada
Phone: 
6477612512
Type: 
Choreographer
Company or Collective
Dancer
Teacher
Dance Styles: 
African / Caribbean
Contemporary
Improvisation
School: 
No
Exams offered?: 
No
Scholarship offered?: 
No
Degree or Diploma offered?: 
No
Bio: 

Mafa Makhubalo started dancing at the age of five and continued his training with Tony Campbell, founder and director of ZAPAC (Zamdela Performing Arts Centre) in South Africa. Mafa obtain a three-year National Diploma in dance at Tshwane University of Technology. After moving to Toronto, he completed a two-year training program at Ballet Creole School of Arts. Mafa in Toronto had the opportunity to work with choreographers like Milton Myers, Danny Grossman, Debbie Wilson, Gabby Kamino, and also company member of, Collective OF Black Artist, Ballet Creole, OMO Dance Company, Nyata-nyata in Montreal and Mafa Dance Village. Mafa has presented his works in varies events, Ontario Dance Weekend, International Association of Blacks in Dance (IABD) in Toronto, Body Percussion Festival, Dance Immersion Show Case. He was invited for the 2008 Choreographers Lab program at the school of Jacob’s Pillow (Lee, Ma, USA), 2009 apprenticeship program Stagecraft and Six Weeks Dance program at American Dance Festival (Durham, NC, USA. When not on stage Mafa is actively involved in community outreach programs that help youth realize their potential goals through the arts and has Jury for Ontario Arts Council and Toronto Arts Council. He has been invited by Canada Ballet Jorgen as a choreographer for Solos & Duets and Summer Intensive program annual series from 2013-2016 and also Toronto Rhythm Initiative Summer Youth Intensive workshop.

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