ANRAY VAN NELSON
Anray has taught for the Helen O’Grady Drama Academy for the past 4 years. Anray is a qualified Actress and is also a singer. She studied Professional Acting for Camera at CityVarsity where she obtained her Diploma and Advanced Diploma and also received a Shooting Star Award. She studied 1 year of music at the Cape Music Institute under the direction of Camillo Lombard and Ezra Delport. In 2011 and 2012 she worked in Spain as a tribute singer and performed in various venues. She has shared the stage with Rhema Varrie, Sasha-Lee Davids, James Bhemgee, Emo Adams, Charlyn Davids, Ramon Alexander, Munro Du Toit, The South African Youth Choir and the Take Note Band. In her end of 2nd year production, she performed in a Theatre piece called 'The Price of Meat' which was directed by Jayne Batzofin and later redirected by Rebecca Makin-Taylor for the Grahamstown National Arts Festival. Anray is also a performer in Bonfire Theatre Company. In 2016 Anray performed in the hit David Kramer musical, District Six Kanala. She went in to perform in two more of his musicals at the KKNK namely, Amper Famous(2017) and Platteland(2018). At the end of 2017, Anray scored a role in Marc Lotterings Aunty Merle the musical.