Dancer and choreographer, Themba Mbuli began performing in the youth clubs of Soweto in 2000. He trained as a dancer at Moving into Dance Mophatong (MIDM), joining the Inzalo Dance and Theatre Company in 2008, and working as a performer, dance teacher and choreographer at MIDM from 2009 to 2010. Mbuli has performed in works by internationally acclaimed choreographers such as Philippe Pelen Baldini (!AIA), Gregory Maqoma, Moeketsi Koena, Sylvia Glasser, Thabo Rapoo and Kent Ekberg. He directed and choreographed the award-winning Dark City, for Moving into Dance Company and is currently Associate Artistic Director for Broken Borders Arts Project.
Dark Cell has toured in Sweden, Zimbabwe, Argentina, Uganda and several festivals in South Africa.