SELLO PESA a dancer, choreographer and teacher, was born and raised in Soweto, South Africa. His work reflects a mix of interests: contemporary dance, traditional, and vernacular forms. Sello Pesa is Artistic Director of Ntsoana Contemporary Dance Theatre. He toured South Africa and Europe with the Soweto Dance Theatre and received a scholarship to study at the Northern Contemporary Dance School in Leeds after which he co-founded Inzalo Dance Theatre before spending four years collaborating with French choreographer Valerie Berger in Reunion Island. Selloʼs works have toured internationally – Same but Different won Sanga II African Contemporary Dance Competition in Madagascar and toured the USA. He has been commissioned to create works for Yorkshire Dance, the American Dance Festival, the Dance Umbrella, Arts Alive and the Small World Festival (Russia). He is a highly sought after teacher and has conducted choreographic workshops in South Africa, Russia, Berlin and in India. Sello worked with Carlos Pez on the Cross Currents / Sharpsharp Activities Projects which took place in South Africa and Berlin, 2008-2010 and performed his solo After Tears in Berlin, Amsterdam and in India. Sello enjoys exploring new ways of working and pushing his boundaries; this led to a collaboration with Peter van Heerden in creating the controversial „Time of the Small Berries“ in 2010 and the creation of Inhabitant with Vaughn Sadie in 2011.