Elvis Sibeko

Full Name
Elvis Sibeko
First Name
Elvis
Surname
Sibeko
Research Role
Creative
Professional Job
Director
Choreographer
Dancer
Biography
Internationally acclaimed theatre director, choreography, dancer, fitness instructor and festival curator Elvis Sibeko trained as a dancer at Tribhangi Dance Theatre in Mindrand, Johannesburg, and then at Jazzart Dance Theatre in Cape Town under the Artistic director of Alfred Hinkel. During his training he completed his two-year Higher Education and Training Certificate in Community Development Practice in 2011. Elvis Sibeko is a South African professional dancer and choreographer who specialised on South African dance styles and African dance fusion with contemporary dance. His work has been carried out nationally and international for more than ten years, where he has been working with several of South Africa’s and international dance and theatre luminaries such as Mynie Grove, Cassper Nyovest, Camillo Camillo Robert Lombard, Terry Fortune, Dizu Plaatjies, Pops Mohamed, Brett Bailey, Mandla Mbothwe, Mzo Gasa, Jay Pather, Sbonakaliso Ndaba, Alfred Hinkel, Mamela, Nyamaza, , Gregory Maqoma, David April, Didi Moses to mention a few.

He has received many awards nationally and internationally and just recently received a best dancer and choreographer of the year in the Netherlands called DOX Award. After receiving this award, he was given an opportunity to teach South African Dance Styles in four universities in Netherlands (University of Amsterdam, Codarts University for the Arts, Fontys, The HKU University of the Arts Utrecht). South African Arts and Culture Trust recently nominated Elvis Sibeko for ACT Award to acknowledge him as one of the dancers and choreographer who has been active for the last five years on promoting quality and professional South African Arts nationally and internationally. He has worked with local and international festivals, teaching and choreographing as well as lecturing about the South African dance history. In 2019 he obtained his Bachelor of Arts Degree in theatre-making studies at UCT specialising in dance. He is currently doing his Honours Degree in Live Arts and Public Arts at UCT specialising in dance. As an artist, Elvis Sibeko is also a music producer and composer who has been creating music for dance theatre companies and theatre makers/artists nationally and internationally throughout his career. His music has been used by well-known theatre makers and theatre companies in their productions and played in many festivals nationally and internationally. Elvis Sibeko is the founder/CEO of Elvis Sibeko Studios known as ES Studios, diverting his artistic skills in to segments, collaborating and developing the Art and Culture industry to communicate local representation on a global scale.
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In His Quest Musical/ Sound Composer TheaterEvent
Nguvu yaMbegu...eNtabelanga 2021 Musical/ Sound Composer TheaterEvent
Nothing but the Truth Musical/ Sound Composer TheaterEvent
Unhealed Pain Musical/ Sound Composer TheaterEvent
Nguvu yaMbegu… Entabelanga 2019 Musical/ Sound Composer TheaterEvent
Amasoja “Soldiers” Musical/ Sound Composer TheaterEvent
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iKrele leChiza Day 21 of rehearsal on afternoon of 2021-02-26 List of Contributors Event
iKrele leChiza Day 22 of production filming on afternoon of 2021-02-27 List of Contributors Event
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iKrele leChiza Day 23 of production filming on afternoon of 2021-02-28 List of Contributors Event
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Liyabukwa Choreographer TheaterEvent
Dance UCT 2019 Choreographer TheaterEvent