Nathi has a dream, a dream to be South Africa’s top ballet dancer and now that dream is closer to reality thanks to support from The Angel Network


According to the Angel Network, Nkosinathi Emmeka Nzima has the potential to be one of the best ballet dancers South Africa has ever produced. “His passion is incredible and his hunger to succeed is inspiring!” 

Nkosinathi or as he is affectionately known, Nathi, is 12-years-old and lives in Brakpan with his grandmother. Sadly both his parents died. Nathi has a dream to train at the Elite College of Excellence, where we can train to dance as well as attend school all the way up until matric.

He was graciously accepted to the Elite College of Excellence. The Angel Network has secured funding for his uniform, textbook fees and ballet exam costs. Now they are working to fund his first year of school.

Nathi was recently featured in a ‘Documinute’ documentary. He absolutely blew the film crew and the neighbourhood away with his passion and talent.

“Nathi did a demonstration on his front porch for us and what you cannot see in the Documinute is the number of people from the neighbourhood watching Nathi dance from the street, standing directly behind the crew, transfixed.

They all just stopped what they were doing because when Nathi dances, people watch…he is captivating, he is talented, he is passionate, and he is only 12 years old. I asked Nathi where he would like to dance one day: The Sydney Opera House…and I have been invited to do a follow-up Documinute when he gets there.”

You can see Nathi speaking about his passion for ballet in the Documinute below. You can help his dream become a reality. If you would like to help, you will find his crowdfund here.

Sources: Facebook
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