MufukaWorks Elite Root Professionals

The MufukaWorks Elite Root Dance Professional Company is the first company of MufukaWorks.  These dancers perform for festivals, theatre performances, outside area performances, weddings, corporate, and other professional events.


Elsie Mufuka

Elite Root Professional Choreographer/Dancer

Originally from Gardens Corner, SC. The blood that runs through her veins is from Zimbabwe, Africa. Her beginning pre-professional training is credited to Shannon Kelly of Kelly Studios in Georgia. Masters of Arts Administration at Winthrop University. Dual Bachelor of Art degrees in Dance and Communications from Coker University under the direction of Angela Gallo and Dr. Wanda Ebright. Some of her references are Choreographer/Mentor Natty Mncube. After her undergraduate completion, she accepted her first professional opportunity in Johannesburg, South Africa with Ntosana Contemporary Dance Theatre director Sello Pesa. 

Mufuka worked with this company as well as
Taelo Dance Theatre-Gustin Makgeledisa, DTL Entertainment-TumieLetsoenyo, and Lorcia Cooper.  Additionally, Mufuka currently works with Charlotte Ballet Reach! (nationally recognized outreach sponsorship program) and dance teacher for Mcclintock Middle.  Both internationally and locally, Mufuka has developed even more experience in her craft of dance and enlightens her skills back into her own dance company entitled MufukaWorks Dance Company as Creative Director. Through all her success in Dance, she credits her family, love of her life, and two year daughter, Amani Solstice for their inspiration. 

Konner LaFon

Elite Root Professional Dancer/Square Root Ballet Educator 

Konner began her dance training in the Charlotte, NC area and after over a decade of training in local studios. She soon fell in love with Contemporary dance and began her competition training at Sports and Fine Arts Center. Eager to improve and become a dance educator, she traveled to New York City to study Ballet and Contemporary. Her career as a dance teacher began in 2014 teaching multiple genres of dance as well as gymnastics and tumbling in her home studio. After three years of teaching, Konner realized how much dance impacts peoples lives and she began thinking of more ways that dance, music, and art could help people.  She founded The Lotus Outreach in 2017, her mission being to help all types of people through the arts. She opened The Lotus Dance Company in the summer of 2017 with an objective to bring quality arts education to all in its programs.

She recently completed her third year of teachers training in Buffalo, NY with Dance Masters of America, and is taking her final exams in 2019.

Konner is thrilled to be a part of MufukaWorks Dance Company, dancing and performing with like minded individuals.


Jala McClain

Elite Root Professional Dancer/Square Root Dance Captain 

McClain has been a part of the MufukaWorks Dance Tribe since she was 7 years old and grew to working her up up in the company from student, dance tribe member, leading the square root youth as captain, elite root professionals internship, and now MufukaWorks Elite Root Professional Company member.