The Dance Factory Johannesburg is the only dedicated dance venue in South Africa. When The Dance Factory was founded in 1992 by Suzette Le Sueur, it sought to create an accessible space for people from the townships and the suburbs but also a dance school in New Town, the cultural district of Johannesburg. They focus on taking very young people and taking them right through to professional careers. In the last couple of years they have focused on the presentation of the work of Dada Masilo, a rising young South African choreographer, and artist-in-residence at the Company. She has become very popular with audiences and there is a strong fraternity of audience who follow her around the country wherever she is performing. The work of Dada Masilo is now internationally recognized for her iconoclastic and mixed heritage vocabulary.