Thoriso Magongwa

Thoriso is South Africa’s fastest rising ballet star.

The boyish principal dancer of Ballet Theatre Afrikan has been praised by critics for his bravura and lightness of movement”. That’s an understatement indeed, Thoriso can float like a butterfly. According to experts, it is his combination of classical training with his township roots that placed him in the semifinals at the Prix de Lausanne (2000), won him a nomination for an FNB Dance Umbrella award for most outstanding male dancer (2003) and placed him in the finals of the Helsinki International Ballet Competition (2005).

The young Sowetan is 22 years old and has been dancing since the age of 13.

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