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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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NEWLANDS
HOG Drama Classes
The Athenaeum
Boundry Terraces
1 Mariendahl Lane (Off Campground Rd)
Newlands

Saturday
11:00 - 12:00

Saturday
12:00 - 13:00

Saturday
13:00 - 14:00

Saturday
14:00 - 15:00


NEWLANDS
Musical Theatre
The Athenaeum
Boundry Terraces
1 Mariendahl Lane (Off Campground Rd)
Newlands

Saturday
13:00 - 14:00

Saturday
14:00 - 15:00


NEWLANDS
Adults
The Athenaeum
Boundry Terraces
1 Mariendahl Lane (Off Campground Rd)
Newlands

Wednesday
19:00 - 20:00


NEWLANDS
Trinity College Tutorial classes
The Athenaeum
Boundry Terraces
1 Mariendahl Lane (Off Campground Rd)
Newlands

Saturday
12:00 - 13:00


RONDEBOSCH
St Thomas Church Hall
61 Camp Ground Road
Rondebosch

Tuesday
15:00 - 16:00

Tuesday
16:00 - 17:00


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BERGVLIET PRIMARY
19 Childrens Way
Bergvliet

Monday
08:00 - 14:35
School Curriculum
Gr 4-7

Monday
08:00 - 13:15
School Curriculum
Gr 1-3

Tuesday
08:00 - 14:35
School Curriculum
Gr 4-7

Tuesday
08:00 - 13:15
School Curriculum
Gr 1-3


CHAMELEONS
Athlone

Monday
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School Curriculum
None specified

Monday
08:00 - 12:00
School Curriculum
Grade 1 -Grade 7


CONSTANTIA PRIMARY
Spaanschemat River Rd
Constantia

Monday
08:30 - 14:00
School Curriculum
Gr 1-5

Thursday
08:30 - 14:00
School Curriculum
Gr 1-5


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

Friday
08:30 - 11:00
School Curriculum
Grades RR - 7


FERNDALE PRIMARY
Ferndale Drive
Ottery

Tuesday
09:00 - 12:15
School Curriculum
Gr 1-6

Wednesday
09:00 - 13:15
School Curriculum
Pre prim, Gr 1,2,7


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

Wednesday
15:30 - 16:15
Afterschool Club
Kindy


HOUSE OF KNOWLEDGE
Westridge

Monday
09:00 - 11:00
School Curriculum
Grade RR and Grade R


ISLAMIA PRE PRIMARY
Athlone

Tuesday
12:00 - 15:30
Afterschool Club
Grade RR - Grade 7


KIDZ INC
77999 Ramphal Singh Street,
Cravenby Estate

Monday
09:30 - 10:00
School Curriculum
3-5


LITTLE ADVENTURERS
6 Armiens Way,
Strandfontein

Monday
11:30 - 12:00
School Curriculum
3-5


LITTLE GREENIES EDUCARE GREENHAVEN
15 Wilhelmus Road
Greenhaven

Thursday
09:00 - 12:00
School Curriculum
Gr RR-3


OAKLEY HOUSE PREP
99 Main Road
Plumstead

Thursday
08:30 - 12:00
School Curriculum
Grades R,1,2,3,6 and Alp

Friday
09:00 - 13:30
School Curriculum
Grades 2-5 and Ip Alp


ST JOSEPH'S MARIST COLLEGE
Belmont Road
Rondebosch

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


STAR COLLEGE SYBRAND PARK
22, Elgin Road
Sybrand Park

Tuesday
08:30 - 14:40
School Curriculum
Gr 1,2,4,5,7

Thursday
08:30 - 14:30
School Curriculum
Gr R-3 and 6


STAR OF THE SEA CONVENT
74, Main Road
St James

Tuesday
10:30 - 13:30
School Curriculum
Gr 3,5,7

Wednesday
11:30 - 13:30
School Curriculum
Gr 4,6


SUN VALLEY PRIMARY
Sun Valley, Cape Town

Wednesday
14:30 - 16:00
Afterschool Club
Lower Primary and Upper Primary


SUNNY SKIES
26 Howard Drive
Meadowridge

Wednesday
08:30 - 09:00
School Curriculum
3 - 5


WESTSCOTT
Myberg Road
Diep River

Friday
08:30 - 13:00
School Curriculum
Gr 4-7


WPPS
Claremont

Monday
13:15 - 14:00
School Curriculum
Grade 1

Tuesday
11:00 - 14:00
School Curriculum
Grade 2 and Grade 3


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
Michele Griffiths started her theatrical career in performance with many featured roles in productions for CAPAB (now Artscape). These productions included Hair, Jesus Christ Superstar, Mame, Peter Pan, Camelot and Evita amongst many others.
After relocating to the UK, Michele shifted her focus to Early Learning Education.
After returning to South Africa in 2005 Michele took time out to raise her children before returning to Education and opening a Pre - school.
Michele and Paul bought Helen O’Grady in 2018 and Michele started running the Academy in 2019.
She describes her role at Helen O'Grady Cape Town South as the perfect opportunity to develop her passion for children with her passion for the life skills offered by Drama.
Empowering young people is her commitment to the future!

Paul Griffiths - Director

Paul is an award-winning director with a long career as director of plays and musicals. He started his career in the early 90’s as an actor in Musical Theatre. He soon relocated to the UK in order to complete his MA in Theatre Directing at Middlesex University. Following his qualification, Paul worked as trainee director at the Orange Tree Theatre in Richmond, London. This was followed by a period as Acting Artistic Director at The Bridewell Theatre (just off West End).

Upon returning to South Africa, he joined The Waterfront Theatre College in Cape Town as a part-time lecturer in acting technique. He also set up his own company, Big Leaf Productions, to provide a platform for his directing work to be showcased locally and nationally. In 2006 Paul was appointed head of Drama and Musical Theatre at The Waterfront Theatre College. In 2010 he was made Partner.
He continues to be involved in a range of projects outside of the Waterfront Theatre College. His production credits include up to 30 acclaimed productions which have garnered a string of accolades including Directing Awards, Ovation Awards and People Choice Awards.

In 2018 Paul and his wife Michele bought Helen O'Grady Cape Town South.

Paul is always eager to pursue opportunities within the Performing Arts industry to create opportunity and stimulate productivity and is driven by a genuine belief that the Performing Arts has the power to shift the way a society thinks and feels.

Paul is on the Panel of International Examiners for Trinity College, London.
LARA LYNN BLIGNAUT
TEACHER
Teaches at the Rondebosch Studio, Star College, Golden Grove and Eastridge Christian Academy
MIKA CALITZ
TEACHER
Teaches at Star College, Newlands and Star of the Sea.
ANATHI DYWILI
TEACHER
Welcome to the team
SAM HUGHES
TEACHER
Teaches at Bergvliet, Ferndale and Star College.
RORY LESCHINSKY
TEACHER
Rory teaches at the following schools: *KidzInc *Islamia *St Joseph's *Little Adventurers
JESSE LYONS
TEACHER
Jesse teaches our adult class in Newlands
LUHLE MACANDA
TEACHER
Luhle teaches at the following schools *Star of the Sea *Constantia Primary *French School *Bergvliet Primary *Oakley House Luhle also teaches at the Newlands Studio.
TERRY PHEIFFER
ADMINISTRATOR
Terry is available on capeadmin@helenogrady to handle all enquiries with regards to enrolments, fees and general enquiries.
ROSS TROUW
TEACHER
Ross teaches at the Following schools: *Ferndale *Westcott
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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