I am based in Cape Town, South Africa. I originally studied Drama and Psychology through the University of Cape Town, and worked for many years as a drama educator and applied drama facilitator - with a focus on making the arts accessible to marginalised people, creating spaces of self-esteem support, critical thinking and social justice development.
I then completed my postgraduate specialisation in drama therapy (Honours and Masters) through Drama for Life, at the University of the Witwatersrand. For my year-long post-MA internship, I was based in the Child and Adolescent Unit at Lentegeur Psychiatric Hospital, working in the therapeutic, psychosis and intellectual disability wards.
I am privileged to have previously worked in diverse settings that have given me both well-rounded and in-depth experience. Some of this work has concluded, and some is ongoing: Sterkfontein Psychiatric Hospital’s male substance use support unit, Sparrow Foundation School for children with specific learning and behavioural needs, Christel House School, sp(i)eel arts therapies collective, Lawrence House (Scalabrini Centre), St Joseph's Home for Children with Chronic Illnesses, Project Playground, Inala Mental Health Foundation, Salisbury House and Butterfly Arts Project.
I am a member of SANATA’s communication committee that works towards advocacy and awareness of the arts therapies in South Africa. I am an actor in Groundspring Playback Theatre Company, creating improvised and transformative theatre in real time, from real stories from the audience.
Recognising the support of my teachers and colleagues: