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Our Story

Luyanda Sidiya together with Thoko Seganye founded Luthando Arts Academy in 2006 and registered it as an NPO in 2007. Sidiya and Seganye who have made extensive inroads into the performing arts scene as dancers, tutors and choreographers saw a need to plough back into the Vaal community the back yards of which Sidiya was born, raised and still resides.

In addition to performance work Luthando Arts Academy under takes a wide range of educational and community outreach work. LAA is currently working hand in hand with the department of education in putting together a policy for 105 Primary schools all around Sedibeng for Arts and Culture subjects as part of the curriculum.

The company has worked on collaborative projects with the Artistic team of Mphatlalastsane theatre in delivering workshops to schools and community youth, which all culminate to a performance.


Meet the Luthando Arts Team

Luyanda Sidiya

Co-Founder and Executive Director

Thoko Seganye

Co-founder and Artistic Director

Nomasonto Radebe

Rehearsal Director

Katlego Dlamini

Company Manager

Noxolo Mbotho


Mandla Shange

Senior dancers

Sabata Mofokeng


Timothy Mthimkhulu

Senior dancers

Lonwabo Bhele


Siphosovuyo Mtseli


Seipati Tswaela


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