Matriculated at Randfontein High School in 2006 since then he has taught dance studies and creative arts at this performing arts high school.
Rodney studied musical theatre at Tshwane University of Technology and Advanced Project management through the University of Cape town.
Rodney has been the project manager for the RACA Eisteddfod since 2015 which received close to 15 000 entries in 2018. The marketing and public relations manager for Randfontein High School and Twinkle Stars Daycare and Educational Centre.
Saranti Reeders is best known for her performance in the Kyk-net series, Liriekeraai.
She has, however been involved in music since she started playing the piano at age 3.
She has worked professionally in the industry since 1993 and has been involved in more than fifty productions in virtually every theatre and venue as music director, arranger, composer, accompanist and vocalist. She has extensive experience in many corporate functions, involving direction, scoring, arranging and performing. This includes directing shows and performing for the Barnyard for 5 years and helping as adjudicator and arranger at the house concerts at Tuks and UJ and directing major productions at numerous high schools.
She wrote and introduced the music module at AFDA and taught it there for four years and also at WITS Drama Department.
In the four piece acoustic band Keep The Change, who opened for Crosby, Stills and Nash when they toured South Africa, she was the vocal arranger as well as performing vocals.
She has performed at KKNK and Aardklop and Grahamstown festivals with 2 of her own one-woman shows and a 5-hander sketch musical comedy for which she wrote all the music.
She acted in Casper de Vries’ series Haak en Steek, Villa Rosa, and Binnelanders.
She starred as the Butterfly in the children’s programme Peekiboo on M-NET, for which she wrote 25 original songs and 100 short stories.
For the last 15 years she is the director and also teaches piano, voice, ear training and drums at her music school in Auckland Park and regularly presents vocal courses at THE SABC for aspiring presenters. She is a qualified Kindermusik educator and taught 7 years collectively as class music teacher for pre-primary, primary and high school.
Her passion is voice and she has had 9 voice coaches in the last 30 years, always searching to learn more. Presently she has been training for 9 years with the famous and celebrated voice coach Ms. Emma Renzi.
NOMINATIONS AND AWARDS
NALEDI award nomination in 2005 for Best Music Director, Score and Arranger: Immortality – the Bee Gees
The Cheap Show
Award for Best Cabaret and Musical theatre at KKNK in 2003: Play@Risk
Nominations for Best Newcomer and Best Cabaret and Musical Theatre at KKNK in Oudtshoorn 2002: “LOSKRUIT”
B.A.MUS: Voice and Piano
UNISA GRADE 8: With distinction
DIPLOMA IN HIGHER EDUCATION
CHOIRS: Free State Youth Choir, University of the Free State choir
As President of NY-LA-NASH Entertainment, TinaMarie is a key industry figure, with expertise across the broad spectrum of the entertainment industry and a reputation for excellence. Her early professional career as a performer saw her engaged in studies at NJ Dance Theatre Guild, Julliard Apprentice Program, NYC Ballet, Steps, Broadway Dance Studio, advancing to Broadway, and commercials, choreographing countless music videos, acting in several films as well as television shows. Her resume showcases the variety of her experience and the versatility of her artistic talent. Throughout her career, TM has worked with event teams, advertising agencies, fashion stylists and choreographers at the forefront of their respective fields. Her artistic flair and attention to detail ensure that each project is a resounding success. TM has represented and mentored many high profile dancers, singers, actors, models and choreographers, shaping them into marketable talent with successful entertainment industry careers. Her talent has shared the stage and mic with Cher, Janet Jackson, Phil Collins, Alabama, The Oak Ridge Boys, Dolly Parton, Steven Tyler, Larry Gatlin, Wynona, Maroon 5, and Michael Jackson, just to name a few. Her dancers have performed in countless Broadway shows, Cruise lines, and alongside Miley Cyrus, Hannah Montana, Katy Perry and the Jonas Brothers. NY-LA-NASH also books talent for fashion & corporate events as well as film, television and print media, including yet not limited to Pitch Perfect 3, Hunger Games 2, Grey’s Anatomy, That’s So Raven, Saturday Night Live, All My Children, Days of our Lives, CSI, Vogue, Teen Vogue, MTV, GAC, CMT and VH-1. NY-LA-NASH musical artists have sold over 78 million cd’s and received several Grammy’s.
TM is an active figure in educating the next generation in preparation for a career in the professional world of entertainment. She offers an educational experience for young performers looking to launch their career in the entertainment industry. They receive valuable, tailored advice about what it takes to be a professional with topics including audition technique, grooming, nutrition, acting for camera, interview preparation, plus motivation and confidence building.
In 2013, she and her partner, Nashville country recording artist Garrett Steele, purchased the nation’s longest running talent competition, Talent America. Now in its 46th year, Talent America is a springboard for talent, ages 3-99, to compete and showcase their talent for the industry star makers; casting directors, agents, managers, publishers, producers, modeling agencies and music executives. The 50+ events held in 4 countries allows TM to keep in close contact with all of these industry decision makers and has been an incredible advantage for her own clients and talent roster. The 2016 Talent America Nationals was held in NYC and generated over 338 call backs resulting in 28+ contracts. TinaMarie and NY-LA-NASH Entertainment also provide a first class Talent Consultancy Division, placing talent into various bookings for Festivals, Fairs, Fashion, Stage, Corporate, Film & Television. NY-LA-NASH Entertainment has already enjoyed widespread success securing endorsements deals, as well as Regional, National and International sponsorships for its artists and talent.
Vara Kane is a professional Actor based in London with a background in Dance. She started her journey with Talent Africa, competing internationally as a dancer. In 2012, Vara began her training at Broadway Dance Center in New York City, where she built a strong dance foundation under industry talent such as Derek Mitchell, Jared Jenkins and Jim Cooney.
From 2014 - 2016 Vara attended LaGuardia Community College and received an Associates Degree in Theatre. During her time there, she competed as a finalist in The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival as well as worked with LPAC under the Artistic producing director Steven Hitt and associate director Handan Ozbilgin for various projects.Shortly after her time at LaGuardia, Vara moved to England to further her training in Acting. Vara received a place at the accredited drama conservatoire, Arts Educational Schools in London where she graduated with a Masters Degree in Acting. Vara is now represented by Cre8 Talent Agency for TV, Film and Commercial work and is also currently in her 200 hour Vinyasa Yoga teacher training. She looks forward to the year ahead!
Credits: Talent Africa 2010, 2011; Dance World Cup Italy, 2010; Croatia ESDU Dance Star (representing Talent Africa), 2011; Talent America, 2011; International Kids Emmy Awards, Dancer, (Choreo.) Derek Mitchell; Fonseca (x2 Latin Grammy winner), Dancer, (Choreo.) Derek Mitchell; Clarins promotional Flash Mob, Dancer, (Choreo.) Derek Mitchell; Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Region 1: Irene Ryan Nominee Finalist 2016 (Festival 48), Finalist 2015 (Festival 47); BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO (2014), LaGuardia, Stefanie Sertich; OUR LADY OF 121ST STREET (2015), LaGuardia, Garrett Neergaard; PRIVATOPIA (2015), LPAC, Handan Ozbilgin; Ensemble, GOD LIVES IN GLASS (2015), LPAC, Greg Ganakas; 2017, Short Film, Jane, WHAT AM I DOING?, Varvara Kane, Michael Gugger; THE LARAMIE PROJECT (2018), Arts Ed, Holly Race Roughan; OTHELLO (2018), ArtsEd, Ng Choon Ping