Dada Masilo studied at The Dance Factory, the National School of the Arts, Cape Town’s Jazzart Dance Theatre and at the Performing Arts Research and Training Studios in Brussels. She received the 2008 Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Dance.
In addition to collaborations with other choreographers, she has created and performed 11 new works including Romeo and Juliet, Carmen, Swan Lake and The Bitter End of Rose Mary. She has also performed in Tanzania, Mali, Madagascar, Mozambique, the Netherlands, Russia, the UK, the USA, Mexico, Germany, Israel and France. In 2011 was named by The Star as one of the Top 100 achievers: `Her technical prowess is only surpassed by her artistic daring and conceptual flair.’