Mlindi Kulashe is a South African born classical ballet dancer, choreographer and presenter. He moved to England in 2010 to train at the prestigious English National Ballet School and immediately was invited by the Queen to a reception at Buckingham Palace to show appreciation to performing artists.
He danced professionally with Northern Ballet and has performed many leading and iconic roles like ‘Dracula’ and ‘Tybalt’ in Romeo and Juliet. He has also created principal roles in works by current leading British choreographers. His biggest strength in the company was his acting abilities and connecting and responding to his partners.
As a choreographer he has created pieces for mainstream ballet companies such as Northern Ballet, English National Ballet and Ballet Black. His first commission, ‘Mamela...’ was performed at the Royal Opera House in London.
Mlindi has always enjoyed creating dance work ever since he was very young. He would direct his sister to dance with him for Christmas Day and gather all the family members to see the performance.
Amongst all the dancing, Mlindi has a passion for entertainment and story telling. As a presenter he volunteers at a community radio station in Seacroft, Leeds. He enjoys connecting with people and his warm and fun personality comes through on radio and on screen.
In 2019, Mlindi won the BBC New Voices competition for BBC Radio Leeds. Whilst at Northern Ballet, Mlindi also presented for the company’s segment of ‘World Ballet Day’ and he continues to hone his craft as he ventures into TV presenting.
When not working, Mlindi has a great knack for hosting a good party and loves going on road trips with his partner. He enjoys having long conversations over the phone with his mom. Full of jokes and laughter!