About

Biography

Khensani Mathebula (Johannesburg, South Africa) trained at the South African Ballet Academy under Joburg Ballet after competing in international dance competitions with Vanessa-jayne Bennett's studio "Moving Visions". She went on to train in modern concert dance under the instruction of Ms. Laraine Rabin. In 2010 she was discovered by international guest Ms. Ana Marie Forsythe at a Horton workshop in her hometown, and recruited to the competitive Ailey School/Fordham University BFA program in New York City.

Ms. Mathebula was awarded an Emily Blavatnik/Ailey Artistic Scholarship, and a National Scholarship for Dance from CATHSSETA. She adjudicated the 2014 'Solo Performance' in South Africa, a prestigious modern dance examination she passed with distinction in 2011. She recently graduated Cum Laude as a double major in Dance and Political Science. During summers she trained at Complexions, Lar Lubovitch, Bates and Evidence intensives, the latter for which she held a Beth Young Scholarship. She has performed works by noteworthy choreographers including Ronald K. Brown, Matthew Rushing, Michael Leon Thomas and Vincent Mantsoe, as well as Alvin Ailey in his work Memoria at New York City Center in 2012 & 2013. Her mission is to share her joy through dance as both a dancer and choreographer.

Choreographed by Ronald K. Brown

 

PRESS

1. CBS New York

“Mobile Couch: Alvin Ailey Dancer Theater”

 November 19, 2013

2. Independent Online

SA sisters dance their way to Broadway

July 11, 2016

3. The Sunday Independent

“Sisters live their dream in land of plenty”

August 14, 2016

4. Bedforview and Edenvale News

“Resident Shines in New York”

May 8, 2016

5. Kempton Express

“Dancer Lives out her dreams in New York”

May 11, 2016

6. Wealth Ladder Magazine

“Artistic Sisters Conquer The Big Apple”

July 14, 2016

7. Who’s Who Magazine

“Seeing Reality Within a Dream”

CATHSSETA Advert 2012

8. B Sharp Entertainment

“Mathebula Sisters”

August 11, 2016