Profile: Jacki Job



Jacki Job’s independent, professional dance career began in 1994 and includes her conceiving more than 50 original works, with performances in Africa, Asia and Europe. Her solo performance for Nelson Mandela and the Dutch Royal family (2002) remains one of her career highlights.

Jacki Job lived in Tokyo from 2003 to 2011. During this time she engaged in dynamic collaborations with an array of eclectic artists and taught at several universities across Japan. The Japanese contemporary dance form, Butoh, greatly informs her teaching and solo work.

Since her return to South Africa in 2011, she has been commissioned to perform within various local and international cultural and academic contexts. She is currently completing her masters in Dance Studies at UCT, and continues to explore lateral ways to embody elements of love and life in her work.

Genre: Butoh & Contemporary


  • Daai za-Lady
  • Hectism
  • San-nin Tango
  • Bas Les Masques
  • The Kiss

Places to see them in Cape Town: Artscape Theatre, Baxter Theatre, Theatre in the District


  • 1996 – FNB/Vita “Young Choreographer’s Grant”
  • 1995 – FNB/Vita “Best Female Dancer” Award

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Read our Interview of Jacki Job


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