Mojela was born and raised in Ivory Park ext 9. She started her acting and dancing career in 1999 with a community group called Township Mirror Theatre Group based in Tembisa under the leadership of Oupa China Malatjie. Mojela studied drama at Paul Rapetsoa’s Institute of Dramatic Arts from 2005-2006. Then in 2008 was a student at Inzalo Dance Theatre. In 2009 she was a trainee at Tribhangi Dance Theatre where she trained in different Indian dance styles and later in the same year performed in Thabo Rapoo’s Sehume Tlokweng for Dance Umbrella doing Praise and Song. In 2010 she was featured in Luyanda Sidiya’s Indlela for Dance Umbrella. In 2010-2014 she was a senior dance company member under the leadership of Gregory Maqoma the founder and CEO of Vuyani Dance Company and was also a dance teacher for Outreach Children’s program and Vuyani Saturday Academy. Then 2015 she was a teacher and a dancer at moving into dance Mophatong.
Teresa worked with different choreographers and directors such as James Ngcobo , Jerry Mofokeng , Shanell Winlock, Robyn Orlin, Jayspree Moopen , Margaret Mokoka ,Mark Hawkens, Moeketsi Koena, Alfred Hinkel, Silvia “magogo” Glasser the founder of Moving Into Dance Mophatong and Florent Mahoukou from Congo Brazzaville to mention only a few.
PHOTOGRAPHER | Stella Olivier