Dance Life Africa
Nosipho Mkhize, 31, of Empangeni in KwaZulu-Natal, launched Dance Life Africa (DLA) as a community dance project in 2014. The organisation was registered as an arts company in 2017. “I had a vision of uniting Africans through dance and using dance as a therapy for youths and children,” Mkhize says. Her dance classes have touched thousands of dance students and audience members alike. Mkhize, born in 1990, is a classical contemporary dancer, creative visual artist and writer. She holds a BA degree in drama and music from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. On top of teaching dance, art and music, Mkhize has added digital classes and marketing services in the DLA mix. Now her students, aged between three and 12, learn about digital drawings, animation, filming, photography and 3-D printed design.