Bafana Matea was born in Mamelodi, South Africa and was the recipient of an Alvin Ailey Dance Fellowship, which took him to New York City. His previous company affiliations have been with Elisa Monte Dance, Ballet Hispanico, Battery Dance company and in 2014, Bafana accepted a contract with Tavaziva Dance Company in London.  Bafana’s choreography has been presented by Battery Dance Company in New York City, Africa, South America and Europe and he has performed in over 50 countries. He currently teaches Contemporary at Laine Theatre Arts and Wilkes Academy.