Thulani Chauke began his formal training in 2009 at Moving Into Dance Mophatong (MIDM) as part of the Performing Arts Training Course (PATC). Little did he know, he would be selected as a trainee and later that year would join the MIDM Professional Dance Company. This all happened after years of performing and training with community groups in Soweto. As a Company Member at MIDM he continued to flourish as an Afrofusion and Hip-Hop Dance teacher. In 2011, he joined Vuyani Dance Theatre as a Company Member & Outreach Teacher. Whilst being with VDT he participated in the Crossings International Workshops, which was an eye-opener for Chauke and where he discovered his artistry - how he could continue being creative and authentic and stay real in creating thought-provoking works. In 2012 he joined Forgotten Angle Theatre Collaborative as a Dancer / Choreographer and Community Arts Engagement Officer through March 2017. It was with FATC that Chauke created his first solo work BLACK DOG whilst in a residency program in France at the Centre National de la Dance in Paris and at the Klap Maison Pour La Danse in Marseille 2013. This solo work has been performed in several dance festivals since its creation.