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The Artist-formerly-known-as-The-Black-Widow-Spydur, Her-Majesty-the-Queen, Mmakgosi is currently part of the UdK MA program, SoDA in Berlin. She is a trained physical theatre and improvisation performer and also a performance facilitator. She trained with Causing a Scene(JHB), Performance of a Lifetime(POAL-NYC), and Clowns Without Borders South Africa(CWBSA). Her solo 'Shades of a Queen' has been performed in Zagreb, Marseilles, New York, Berlin and Johannesburg.

In 2014 she was an Artist in Residence for ‘On Fire’ Berlin, Germany: performance and conversations around Gender, Tradition, Homosexuality and Identity.

In 2013 she was a dance teaching artist for ArtsInsideOut (NYC), doing outreach work in SA with teenagers/mothers and caregivers affected and infected by HIV/AIDS.

Her work often interrogates the premise of identity and nationalism ,coming back to the themes of Queer identity and the Black Female Body Politics and Migration.