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AMAR DESAI
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NAIROBI@DRAMAAFRICA.COM
HELEN O'GRADY DRAMA ACADEMY,
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GIGIRI/ RUNDA/ MUTHAIGA
Rosslyn Riviera Mall
Limuru Road

Saturday
09:00 - 10:00

Saturday
10:00 - 11:00


TOWN, CBD
Kenya National Theatre (KNT)
Harry Thuku Road, Nairobi, Kenya

Wednesday
18:00 - 19:00


WESTLANDS
Montessori Learning Centre (MLC)
Grevillea Grove, off Brookside Drive, Westlands

Thursday
15:45 - 16:45

Friday
14:00 - 15:00

Saturday
11:00 - 12:00

Saturday
12:00 - 13:00


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MONTESSORI LEARNING CENTRE (MLC)
Grevillea Grove, Off Brookside Drive, Westlands, Nairobi

Wednesday
15:30 - 16:30
Afterschool Club
2.5 - 5 YEARS

Thursday
15:45 - 16:45
Afterschool Club
6 - 9 YEARS


MY SCHOOL

Monday
11:00 - 11:30
Afterschool Club
2.5 - 4 YEARS


NAIROBI INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
Lavington

Monday
14:00 - 15:00
Afterschool Club
6 - 12 YEARS

Wednesday
13:45 - 16:45
Afterschool Club
2.5 - 5 YEARS


PREMIER ACADEMY
Wangari Maathai Road

Tuesday
15:20 - 16:20
Afterschool Club
6 - 8 years

Thursday
15:20 - 16:20
Afterschool Club
9 - 12 years

Friday
12:00 - 13:00
Afterschool Club
2.5 - 5 Eyears


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ONLINE LEARNING
20/04 - 27/06
09:00 - 23:00
3-adult


Aardvark Casting

Aardvark Casting is one of Africa's largest casting agencies for babies, children and adults. Most of the students in the Helen O'Grady Drama Academy join Aardvark Casting.

ABOUT THE PRINCIPAL

AMAR DESAI BSC. FILM, TELEVISION & MEDIA STUDIES, CAMBRIDGE CERTIFIED DRAMA MODERATOR
Amar is a Graduate in Film, Television and Media Studies from Curtin University of Technology in Western Australia and currently appears on Kenya's Business Daily's Top 40 Men under 40 in 2019. He has won several awards including East FM's Theatre & Acting Star of the year 2019 and The Asian Weekly Achiever's Award in Theatre & Acting 2019.
He has worked on several film sets including The Constant Gardener and runs Aperture Africa Productions (www.apertureafrica.com), a theatre and event production house based in Nairobi. Aperture Africa has over the years built a reputation for staging rib cracking comedies and extravagant award winning musicals including the Jungle Book, Robin Hood and Cinderella.

Amar holds over 15 years of teaching experience in Drama and Performing Arts. He is also a Cambridge certified Moderator for Drama (IGSCE). When not on stage or teaching drama, he loves to travel, explore and be out in nature.
ELSAPHAN NJORA
TEACHER
Born in 1988, March 15th Elsaphan is a multi-talented Kenyan artist who is mostly known for his acting and spoken word. He has a bachelor’s degree in sociology and communications and is the founder of EOPNATION; a spoken word event that was held in Nairobi every third Friday of the month for over 9 years and HOMECOMING; a multi character, multidisciplinary, minimalist living room performance that is based on THE ZAPHAN GENRE OF PLAY. In additon to being a regular performer on the Nairobi theatre scene, Njora has performed on BROADWAY in the hit musical TINGA TINGA and has distingushed himself as a screen actor in numerous projects including experimental music videos with Just-A-Band, local TV hit shows Briefcase Inc and Groove Theory, the HBO series Sense 8 and most recently his lead role in the film-festival favorite KATI KATI (TIFF)
AKINYI OLUOCH
TEACHER
Akinyi Oluoch is a Fun, Outgoing and Interactive Human. She is not only the coolest Drama Tracher in town, she also doubles up as a Psychologist. Akinyi is a multi faceted African Queen born in 1996; She is an Actor, Producer, Emcee and Entrepreneur. She has worked with productions such as Too Early for Birds, Aperture Africa, Nairobi Performing arts Studio, Chatterbox, Furet Films. If Akinyi wasn't teaching Drama at Hellen O'Grady Drama Academy, she would probably be volunteering full time at an Ashram in India or in a Rural Arts Centre in Kisumu.
AUUDI ROWA
TEACHER
Auudi is a theatre award nominated actor who has graced stages such as the Kenya National Theatre, Alliance Française and the Oshwal auditorium performing in award winning plays and musicals such as Lwanda Rockman, Man Moments and Robin Hood the musical. The screen is no different. She has featured in award winning TV show My Two Wives and played the lead in the webseries This is Life among others. Her zeal and passion for her craft is unmatched and seeps through every project she is a part of. Considering that she is a triple threat currently pursuing a degree in Film Production and Directing, her career promises to be an exciting and multifaceted one, not just an an actor but an artist in general.
DIYA VAYA
TEACHER
Simply a 'Jack of all trades, master of one.' Diya Vaya is a seventeen-year-old creative who enjoys anything which offers the chance to colour outside the lines. 5+ years of extensive experience in the theatre field through working on the annual school productions & getting practical knowledge on each of the stages of the production pipeline. Experienced in mentoring students in drama and building their performance skills. Apart from drama, she from time to time wallows in the art of film as well as writing. Diya simply appreciates the power held in art to reflect and sell imperfection rather than understand it.
CHANDNI VAYA
TEACHER
Born in 1991 Nairobi, Chandni is a versatile Afro-Indian artist with her expression ranging from design to performance as an actor, singer, dancer, set and costume design and as a make up artist. She’s a graduate with a bachelors degree in Interior Architecture, a dance instructor at Step Up and Move Nairobi and a yoga practitioner and guide with Africa Yoga Project. Vaya is also a passionate surrealist painter, a pattern photographer and a budding violinist.
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