Profile: Dada Masilo


dada1-300x200Dada Masilo trained at the Dance Factory, the National School of the Arts and Jazzart (Cape Town) before working for two years at the renowned Performing Arts Research and Training Studios (PARTS) in Brussels. She has been teaching at the Dance Factory Youth since 2006.

Dada Masilo has danced for the choregrapher PJ Sabbagha and has performed her own works on the African continent, in Mexico and in Israel.


Genre: African Contemporary


  • Romeo and Juliet (2008)
  • Unravelling Carmen (2009)
  • Back (2009)
  • Umfula Wamadada (2009)
  • Swan lake (2009)

Places to see them in Cape Town: Artscape and Baxter Theatre


  • 2006 – Gauteng Arts and Culture MEC Award for Most Promising Female Dancer in a Contemporary Style
  • 2008 – Standard Bank Young Artist Award for dance for the piece Romeo and Juliet.
  • 2009 – Commissioned by FNB Dance Umbrella to choreograph Unravelling Carmen

Facebook: dada.masilo
Twitter: @dadamasilo


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