Michael Moloi is a dancer, Choreographer, Performing character, a vocalist and Art Designer Tumelo Michael Moloi was born in the notorious apartheid-era township of Katlehong, south-east of Johannesburg, South Africa. Michael displayed an amazing talent for sports, arts and dance at a very young age. He began his dance career at age 14 as a member of the highly acclaimed South African dance company Via Katlehong, performed a mix of dance forms known as Pantsula/ Gumboot and Zulu dance. In 1998 Michael become an artist director of the successful dance troupe and toured over Africa and Europe (France, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Spain)for since 1996. Michael choreographed rhythmically intricate routines that incorporated the different dance style, which has their origins in their culture and the Tradition.
In December 2006 Tumelo Michael Moloi joined Cirque du Soleil, as “Sugar Plum Fairy”, a role he played for eleven years and recreated the same role/character in 2016 for the production of Beatles LOVE show.
In 2017 after 11 years performing with Cirque he continues with his mission, teaching and performing.