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Leading Soloist

Mlindi was born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa where he trained at the Cape Town City Ballet and Cape Junior Ballet School. He completed his training at English National Ballet School. He has performed with Cape Town City Ballet and was awarded a Bronze Medal at the 2011 Genée International Ballet Competition. He joined Northern Ballet in 2013.

Find out more about Mlindi

Where were you born and raised?

I was born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa.

At what age did you start dancing?

Age 9.

Where did you train?

I started with the male development programme Saturday classes offered by Cape Town City Ballet which led me to join the Cape Junior Ballet School under Dianne Cheesman. I completed three years of training at English National Ballet School.

Uncle Drosselmeyer entertains the Edward's children and guests
Nanerl and Wolfgang's joyous dancing is interrupted when their stern father arrives
Geroge Wilson, performed by Mlindi Kulashe, dances a lament in his garage wondering where his wife, Myrtle is. Photo Emma Kaudlhar.
Mlindi Kulashe as Valmont and Kyungka Kwak as Courtesan Emilie in Dangerous Liaisons. Photo Riku Ito
Northern Ballet dancers Sean Bates and Mlindi Kulashe in Cinderella. Photo Emma Kauldhar.

Awards/nominations/prizes

Bronze Medal at the 2011 Genée International Ballet Competition.

What do you like most about being a dancer?

Performing and engaging with an audience.

How do you like to relax?

Watching a lot of movies.

If you weren’t a dancer what would you be?

An actor or a TV presenter.

Mlindi is sponsored by Paul & Diane Cusworth

Header photo taken by Justin Slee. Other photos taken by Riku Ito and Emma Kauldhar.