Khabonina is an FNB VITA award winning dancer , choreographer and dance teacher. She started dancing at the age of 6 in Newtown, in a Modern dance class.
She then continued dancing throughout her schooling days receiving awards, trophies and colours for dancing. After high school 1998 , she studied DANCE as a whole at Moving Into Dance where she learned all about African Dance , Ballet , Afrofusion, Jazz , Creative movement, Choreography, Business Management, Methods of Teaching, Music Theory , Anatomy and Physiology, History of Dance, child psychology and so much more. After the course, she graduated with 9 distinctions in 1999.
She also ran outreach programmes where she taught EDUDANCE in township schools motivating youngsters through EDUdance and creative movement. Her most recent children’s project “Book club with Khabonina” where she motivated the youngsters of Soweto – Giyani primary school and a refugee school in the JHB CBD- ‘Albert Street school’ to READ… for the love of it.
She then started traveling the world from year 2000 running Dance workshops for kids and adults alike and also performing in countries like Malaysia, Germany, Canada, Montreal , Amman in Jordan, Monaco, Switzerland, Spain , London and all over the African continent. Traveled and performed on Richard Lorings AFRICAN FOOTPRINT and The BUDDY HOLY show … She’s been a judge on several Dance Reality shows such as : Sabc 1 ‘DANCE YOUR BUTT OFF’ , Etv ‘STEP UP OR STEP OUT’, Channel O’s – DANCE AFRICA as a co presenter , choreographer and Judge.
WORK AS CHOREOGRAPHER
– Channel O Music Video Awards – SA Dance Movie Zion – Rhythm city 2010 Dance Sequence – Mr. South Africa Silver at Star Casino – Siwelele Arts – Half time show – Bloemfontein Celtics game – Miss Teen Soweto – Face of Revlon – Department of community safety – Safety Awareness Show – Department of Agriculture – Fitness Awareness Show – Channel O reality Dance show – Dance Africa – South African Music Awards 2008 (Co Choreographer and performer) – SABC 2 Dorp to Dorp outreach shows – Bonita Medical Fund Launch – Free State Soccer Stars – ABSA Football Friday launch – ABSA CAPITAL in Sandton