Nyanga Tshabalala and Elmo

Nyanga Tshabalala is an internationally accomplished puppeteer, puppet trainer, writer and director. He performs Zikwe on Takalani Sesame, South Africa's Sesame Street co-production. He was also one of six South Africans who spent six-month affiliations with Sesame Workshop to studied multi-media educational programming and trained with Jim Henson Productions in New York on Muppet making and costume design.

He is fluent in English, IsiZulu, Sesotho, IsiXhosa, Siswazi, Afrikaans, and Setswana.

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