From Small-Town Dreams to Stardom: Lady Grey Arts Academy’s Success Stories

Are you a young artist with big dreams? Look no further than Lady Grey Arts Academy, where talent meets opportunity and stars are born. Our alumni have gone on to light up stages, screens, and studios across South Africa and beyond. Here’s a glimpse into the inspiring journeys of some of our most successful graduates:

Izak Davel: From Dance Student to Soap Opera Star

After matriculating in 2001, Izak studied dance at Tshwane University of Technology. He’s since become a household name, starring in popular soap operas like “Egoli” and “Isidingo.” But that’s not all – Izak has also launched a successful music career with five albums under his belt!

Zimkhitha Nyoka: Award-Nominated Actress

Zimkhitha, who matriculated in 2010, has taken the film industry by storm. She starred in the critically acclaimed film “Vaya” (2016) and was nominated for the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. You can catch her in popular TV series like “Gold Diggers” and “Mutual Friends.”

Bongeziwe Mabandla: Singer-Songwriter Extraordinaire

This LGAA graduate has become a force in the music industry. Bongeziwe’s unique blend of folky-African fusion and bilingual lyrics caught the attention of Sony Music South Africa. He’s won two Metro FM awards and was a runner-up in the Radio France International Discovery Awards.

Liezl de Kock: Award-Winning Actress and Playwright

Liezl has made waves in the theatre world with her physical theatre pieces. Her work “Piet se optelgoed” won a silver Standard Bank Ovation prize and was selected for the Amsterdam Fringe Festival. She’s also received multiple awards for her acting, including Fleur du Cap nominations.

Xola Willie: International Dance Sensation

After honing his skills at LGAA, Xola went on to study Musical Theatre at Tshwane University of Technology. He’s since performed in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Starlight Express” and toured Europe with renowned choreographer Dada Masilo’s “Swan Lake.”

These are just a few examples of the incredible talent that has emerged from Lady Grey Arts Academy. Our comprehensive arts education program provides students with the skills, confidence, and connections they need to succeed in the competitive world of entertainment.

Are you ready to follow in their footsteps? Your journey to stardom could begin right here at Lady Grey Arts Academy!

Join us for our Open Day and Auditions on July 27, 2024, from 9:00 to 15:00. This is your chance to showcase your talent and become part of our legacy of success.

Don’t miss this opportunity to turn your artistic passion into a thriving career. Apply now and let Lady Grey Arts Academy help you write your own success story!