Andile Ndlovu

South African Ballet Theatre
Cape Town City Ballet
Washington Ballet Studio Company
Washington Ballet

Andile Ndlovu of Johannesburg, South Africa, is in his seventh season with The Washington Ballet, after dancing one season with TWB’s Studio Company. Ndlovu began his training in Latin American and ballroom dance at the age of 10. At 15, he began training in ballet under Martin Schöenberg, director of Ballet Theatre Afrikan. In 2007, Ndlovu performed with South African Ballet Theatre, performing the lead in Don Quixote and the Jester in Swan Lake, among other roles. He went on to dance with Cape Town City Ballet and tied for first place in the contemporary category of the 2008 South African International Ballet Competition. Ndlovu was part of the 15 year anniversary tour of Step Afrika! as a guest artist, performed his collaborative choreography solo with Gregory Vuyani Maqoma in Beyond Skin, and was a part of the South African version of Queen with Mzansi Productions, choreographed by Debbie Rakusin and Timothy Le Roux. He recently choreographed Guardian of the Pool which was performed by The Washington Ballet Studio Company.

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Andile Ndlovu, Washington Ballet

 

See also:

South African ballet dancer confounds racial stereotypes, CNN
Cupcakes Conversation with Andile Ndlovu, The Washington Ballet, Ballet News
CNN’s African Voices profiles Andile Ndlovu, South African Ballet Dancer Defying Racial and Gender Stereotypes, Face 2 Face Africa

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