Tanaka Bingwa was born and raised in Zimbabwe and migrated to the UK at the age of 11. It was at the University of East London that he received most of his training in up to 12 different dance styles including: Hip Hop, contemporary and capoeira to name a few. He graduated with First Class Honours and went on to perform, teach and choreograph on platforms such as the BBC, The Greatest Dancer and Barbican.
Some of his credits include renowned artists such as ‘Anne-Marrie’, ‘Nile Rodgers’, ‘GHETTS’, ‘Alicai Harley’ and ‘Boy Better Know’. Furthermore, Tanaka has worked with hip hop theatre company, Spoken Movement and is a member of contemporary dance company, B-Hybrid Dance. He is also an active member of hip-hop theatre company, Boy Blue Entertainment.
Tanaka is a cast member of the 5*, multiple award nominated production, Blak Whyte Gray which he toured internationally and also multiple award-winning production, REDD. Tanaka has aspirations of maintaining a career and branching out to different sectors of dance and theatre and affecting real social change through his art and one day becoming a university lecturer in dance.