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MICHELE GRIFFITHS
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021 674 7478
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MICHELE@HELENOGRADY.CO.ZA
HELEN O'GRADY DRAMA ACADEMY, 4 STIRRUP CRES, NOORDHOEK,
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CRAWFORD
Athlone Pre-Primary Hall
Honeyside Road
Crawford
Athlone

Tuesday
16:00 - 17:00


FISH HOEK
MOTH Hall
Corner of Central Circle & De Waal Road
Fish Hoek

Monday
16:00 - 17:00


GOODWOOD
Methodist Church
Goodwood

Thursday
17:00 - 18:00


HOUT BAY
Hout Bay Museum Hall
Andrews Road
Scott Estate
Hout Bay

Monday
15:00 - 16:00

Monday
16:00 - 17:00


MITCHELLS PLAIN
Indoor Sports Centre
Cnr Merrydale & Hazeldene Road
Portland
Mitchells Plain

Saturday
14:00 - 15:00

Saturday
15:00 - 16:00


NEWLANDS
Athenaeum
Athenaeum
Boundry Terraces
154 Campground road

Wednesday
19:00 - 20:00

Saturday
13:00 - 13:30

Saturday
14:00 - 15:00

Saturday
15:00 - 16:00

Saturday
16:00 - 17:00

Saturday
17:00 - 18:00


NEWLANDS
ATCL Teachers Training Cape Town
Athenaeum
Boundry Terraces
154 Campground road

Saturday
09:00 - 11:00


NEWLANDS
ATCL - Teachers Training International
Athenaeum
Boundry Terraces
154 Campground road

Saturday
11:30 - 13:30


NEWLANDS
Trinity College Examination classes
Athenaeum
Boundry Terraces
154 Campground road

Monday
16:30 - 17:00

Saturday
14:00 - 14:30

Saturday
15:30 - 16:00

Saturday
16:00 - 16:30

Sunday
14:30 - 15:30


PINELANDS
Presbyterian Church Hall
St Stephens Road
Central Square
Pinelands

Wednesday
16:00 - 17:00


PLUMSTEAD
Methodist Church Hall
Brenda Ave
Plumstead

Wednesday
15:30 - 16:30


RONDEBOSCH
St Thomas Church Hall
61 Camp Ground Road
Rondebosch

Tuesday
15:00 - 16:00

Tuesday
16:00 - 17:00


TOKAI
Tokai Library
Tokai Road
Tokai

Tuesday
15:00 - 16:00

Tuesday
16:00 - 17:00


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ATHLONE PRE-PRIMARY SCHOOL
Honeyside Road
Crawford
Cape Town

Thursday
09:00 - 12:00
School Curriculum
Ages 3-6


BERGVLIET PRIMARY
Childrens Way
Bergvliet

Monday
10:50 - 12:20
School Curriculum
Grade R

Tuesday
07:30 - 14:40
School Curriculum
Grades 4-7

Wednesday
08:30 - 13:15
School Curriculum
Grades 1-3


BLOSSIMING MINDS
12 Scout Road
Hanbury Ave
Lansdowne

Tuesday
11:30 - 12:00
Afterschool Club
Kindy


CHAMELEON PRE-SCHOOL ATHLONE
72 5th Avenue
Belgravia Estate
Athlone

Wednesday
10:30 - 12:00
School Curriculum
Ages 2 - 5


CHAMELEON PRE-SCHOOL KENWYN
49 Stockley Rd,
Kenwyn

Tuesday
10:30 - 12:00
School Curriculum
Ages 2 -6


CHAMELEON PRE-SCHOOL SYBRAND PARK
51 Eike Ave
Sybrand Park

Monday
10:30 - 14:00
School Curriculum
Ages 2 - 8

Thursday
10:30 - 11:30
School Curriculum
Grades 4 - 6


CONSTANTIA PRIMARY
Spaanschemat River Rd
Belle Constantia

Thursday
10:50 - 14:10
School Curriculum
Grades 1 - 3


CREATIVE EXCELLENCE

Friday
10:30 - 11:30
School Curriculum
Grades 8 -12


EASTRIDGE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
Cnr of 6th Avenue and Klipspringer Street
Eastridge
Mitchell’s Plain

Friday
09:00 - 12:45
School Curriculum
Grades RR - 7


ECOSCHOOL

Thursday
09:30 - 10:00
Afterschool Club
Kindy


FERNDALE
Ferndale Dr
Ottery

Tuesday
08:30 - 14:40
School Curriculum
Grades PP - 6

Wednesday
08:30 - 13:40
School Curriculum
Grades 3 - 7


FRENCH SCHOOL
Ecole Française du Cap (Primary)
Tramway Road, Sea Point
Gardens

Monday
09:15 - 12:00
School Curriculum
CE 1 - CE 2

Thursday
08:45 - 12:00
School Curriculum
CE 1 - CM 2

Friday
09:15 - 12:00
School Curriculum
CP and CE 2


GAN AVIV HERZLIA PRE- PRIMARY
Gardens

Friday
13:00 - 13:30
Afterschool Club
Gr 0 - R

Friday
13:30 - 14:00
Afterschool Club
Gr R


GENERATIONS
Kommetjie Rd,
Cape Peninsula

Monday
13:30 - 14:00
Afterschool Club
Kindy

Monday
14:00 - 14:45
Afterschool Club
LP

Monday
14:45 - 15:30
Afterschool Club
UP


GROVE PRIMARY SCHOOL
Grove Avenue
Claremont

Wednesday
14:00 - 14:45
Afterschool Club
Grades R - 2

Wednesday
14:45 - 15:30
Afterschool Club
Grades 3 - 5

Wednesday
15:30 - 16:15
Afterschool Club
Grades 6 - 7


HOUSE OF KNOWLEDGE
Alpha Street
Mitchell's Plain

Monday
10:00 - 11:30
Afterschool Club
Ages 2 - 6


HOUSE OF KNOWLEDGE
50 Park Avenue,
Westridge
Mitchell's Plain

Monday
08:30 - 09:00
Afterschool Club
Ages 3-6


ISLAMIA COLLEGE PRIMARY
409, Lansdowne Road
Rondebosch East

Tuesday
12:00 - 12:45
Afterschool Club
Grade 0 (Kindy)

Tuesday
13:00 - 14:00
Afterschool Club
Grade R

Tuesday
14:00 - 15:00
Afterschool Club
Grade 1

Tuesday
15:00 - 16:00
Afterschool Club
Grade 2-7


JOHN GRAHAM PRIMARY
Milford Road
Plumstead

Thursday
15:15 - 16:00
Afterschool Club
Grades 4-5


LITTLE GREENIES EDUCARE GREENHAVEN
15 Wilhelmus Road
Greenhaven

Thursday
10:00 - 12:00
School Curriculum
Gr RR - R


LITTLE GREENIES EDUCARE RYLANDS
Jeram Avenue
Rylands Estate

Tuesday
09:00 - 12:00
School Curriculum
Grades 0 - 3


LITTLE SPARKLES MONTESSORI PRE PRIMARY
8 Block Road
Kenwyn

Thursday
09:00 - 09:30
Afterschool Club
Kindy


MICKLEFIELD SCHOOL
81 Sandown Road
Rondebosch

Friday
13:30 - 14:15
Afterschool Club
Grade 1-2

Friday
14:15 - 15:00
Afterschool Club
Grade 3-7


NOORDHAVEN MONTESORRI

Friday
10:00 - 10:30
Afterschool Club
Kindy

Friday
10:30 - 11:15
Afterschool Club
LP

Friday
11:15 - 12:00
Afterschool Club
UP


OAKLEY HOUSE JUNIOR SCHOOL
99 Main Road
Plumstead

Wednesday
09:30 - 13:30
School Curriculum
Grades 1,2,5 and 6

Thursday
09:00 - 13:00
School Curriculum
Grades 3,5,6 and ALP

Thursday
13:30 - 14:15
Afterschool Club
Grades R-2

Friday
09:00 - 13:00
School Curriculum
Grades 2,4 and IP Alp


SQUARE HILL PRIMARY
Morris Way
Retreat

Thursday
08:05 - 10:05
School Curriculum
Grades R-3


ST JOSEPH'S MARIST COLLEGE
Belmont Road
Rondebosch

Monday
14:20 - 15:00
Afterschool Club
Grades 1 - 3

Monday
15:15 - 16:15
Afterschool Club
Grades 7-12

Friday
12:30 - 13:00
Afterschool Club
Pre Grade R

Friday
13:10 - 13:40
Afterschool Club
Grade R

Friday
13:50 - 14:30
Afterschool Club
Grades 1 - 3

Friday
14:40 - 15:30
Afterschool Club
Grades 4 - 7


STAR COLLEGE BRIDGETOWN
Tarantaal Road
Bridgetown

Wednesday
08:00 - 13:20
School Curriculum
Grades R-6


STAR COLLEGE SYBRAND PARK
22, Elgin Road
Sybrand Park

Tuesday
08:40 - 14:40
School Curriculum
Grades R - 7

Thursday
08:00 - 14:40
School Curriculum
Grades 1 - 7


STAR OF THE SEA CONVENT
74, Main Road
St James

Tuesday
13:30 - 14:15
Afterschool Club
Grades 1 - 3


YORK ROAD PRIMARY SCHOOL
33, Lower York Road
Landsdowne

Wednesday
12:15 - 13:00
Afterschool Club
Grade R

Wednesday
13:45 - 14:30
Afterschool Club
Gr 1-2

Wednesday
14:30 - 15:30
Afterschool Club
Gr 3-7


Aardvark Casting Agency

Aardvark Casting is one of the largest casting agencies in the world. Children and Adults from the Helen O'Grady Drama Academy can join this casting agency in Cape Town to take their talents further.

ABOUT THE PRINCIPAL

MICHELE GRIFFITHS DRAMA AND THEATRE ARTS DEGREE
Paul and Michele Griffiths are the new Directors of the Helen O Grady - Cape Town South Academy
Paul, who is also Director of The Waterfront Theatre College, is an experienced theatre practitioner with an international career both as director and teacher. Michele, a former actress, is also an experienced early learning teacher.
ALAN BIRCH
TEACHER
Alan first fell in love with Drama when he was introduced to it at high school. He continued his journey with the Arts by completing his BA degree majoring in English and Drama and Performance studies at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal. Alan moved to Cape Town in early 2018 to join the Helen O' Grady team and has been teaching since then. Alan is an enthusiastic teacher and finds great pleasure in sharing his knowledge and skills with the learners and youth. He relishes the opportunity to help spread creativity and inspire confidence in those he teaches. Alan is a performer at heart but can also be caught with pen and paper in hand.
RORY LESCHINSKY
TEACHER
Rory is an AFDA graduate having earned his BA in performance for motion picture and television. Since then he has worked on the sets of television and film productions as well as in local theater with the Muizenberg dramatic society and the Guilbert and Sullivan Society of Cape Town. He has a love for music being a trained singer and a self-taught guitarist. Rory is passionate about his career as an educator. Nothing is more important to him than giving children the confidence and voice to live their best lives.
ANDREW LIGHTLEY
TEACHER
Studied musical theatre, tap and performance drama at The Waterfront Theatre School from 2005 - 2009. After college he travelled to Shanghai China to work on the traveling production of High School Musical. He went onto perform in Paris with Cape Town City Opera in the musical theatre classic Showboat. He has been working extensively in children’s theatre, producing and acting all over the country. He has focused on stage acting working in cabaret and character performance. He is very excited to be part of the Cape Town department of Hellen O’Grady Drama Academy and is looking forward to teaching the Hog students of 2020.
SUNETTE STRYDOM
TEACHER
Sunette Strydom completed her MA Degree in drama and theatre arts at The University of the Free State in 2007. She relocated to Cape Town and worked for Pieter Torien Productions at Theatre on the Bay. She worked on productions such as Evita, Phantom of the Opera and Defending the Caveman. She started teaching for the Helen O’Grady Drama Academy in 2009 and discovered an immense love for teaching drama. She is the Course director for the Helen O’Grady Holiday Stage School. When she is not teaching, she works as a stage manager and sound technician for NAF Arts Festivals (Fringe and Grahams Town Fest) and Television shows for KYK Net and SABC. As a live sound technician in the music industry she has worked with, Rocco De Villiers, Jared Ricketts, Mark Haze, Barry Hilton, Ard Matthews and Chris Chameleon. The television shows she is currently working on include “Better Assie Bure” and “Tussen Ons” Her absolute passion for teaching children and youth has only grown stronger over the years. She believes in the positive effect of the performing arts in the development of young minds through drama and communication.
TERRI THEYS
TEACHER
Terri has always been enthusiastic and passionate about Speech and Drama, performing on various platforms from a very young age. Her passion for acting developed into a passion for sharing her love of the arts with others. After a schooling career filled with dramatic accolades,Terri went on to study Drama through LAMDA for one year, obtaining a PCERTLAM (Performance Certificate) diploma, making her a qualified drama queen. She then chose to study another three years with Trinity, obtaining her ATCL diploma in teaching. Her most life changing teaching experience thus far was teaching Speech and Drama to psychotic and drug abuse children voluntarily at Lentegeur Psychiatric hospital for one year. Terri is in her 7th year with the Academy and is experienced in teaching students of all ages, from all walks of life and is extremely passionate about uplifting and empowering young people through the power of the Arts. Terri has her PCERTLAM with LAMDA and her Licentiate in Speech and Drama Teaching with Trinity College London Her prime focus is to build self-esteem, teach communication and problem-solving skills in a creative and friendly environment.
ANRAY VAN NELSON
TEACHER
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.
Fees 2019
Our fees do vary according to the length of class and location, so please contact our office for a more accurate quote.
Special discounts are available for more than one child in a family.
Please pay your fees through your bank as cash deposits are extremely expensive for the Academy.

Banking Details:
Account Name:Helen O'Grady Drama Academy Cc
Bank: FNB
Acc Number: 62745082636
Branch Code: 250655


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