About Us

A Unique Urban Style Industrial Studio feel with a relaxed yet goal driven vibe to inspire and encourage not only Competitive Performers but those who are looking to build confidence and have fun

 

Offers an opportunity for growth and development of natural and undiscovered Performing Arts talent by creating a platform for expression, creativity and performance. Lessons are taught by experienced, qualified professionals

 

The NAPA Vision is to provide a safe yet vibey atmosphere, a professional yet relaxed environment, for anyone and everyone who loves Performing Arts

Styles We Offer

  • Fitness
  • Drama
  • Musical Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Freestyle
  • Slow Dance
  • Ballet
  • Rock and Roll
  • Hustle
  • Hip Hop
  • Dance Squad
  • Latin American
  • Ballroom

Our Crew

Sylvia  Dash

Sylvia Dash is an accomplished, driven, forward thinking Empowerment Engineer with a passion for youth development and growth of the Performing Arts within South Africa. She has a love for children and is extremely passionate about the development of the Youth. (Both Etiquette, Life Skills and Leadership) Extensive Experience in Life Coaching and Development of leadership skills.
She is the owner of the National Academy of Performing Arts (NAPA), a Director of the National Arts Association, a Shareholder and the organiser of the Bedford Eisteddfod and Eisteddfod of the South.
Sylvia is an accredited Adjudicator for various Local and Regional Eisteddfod’s including the Alberton Eisteddfod Primary, Gauteng Public Speaking, Gauteng Redenaars, Teatro Arti.
She organises, co-ordinates and choreographs Talent competitions, Beauty Pageants and Eisteddfods.
She is qualified as a Trainer and Adjudicator. She runs a Girls Empowerment Program called Pearls4Girls, allowing young girls to find their passion and purpose in life.
On the personal front she is married to Michael and has two beautiful daughters aged 12 and 16, named Veronique and Cassandra.
Her vision is to create a fully integrated Performing Arts centre offering Drama, Dance, Model, Art and Music. Basically offering a ‘one stop shop’ in a safe environment for children.

Chelsea Cloete

Chelsea started dancing at the young age of 2 years old & has been planted in the Dance world since! She participated in local dance comps, festivals and eisteddfods as a child and worked her way up from a Novice to a Championship Dancer.
Chelsea’s dance styles included Ballet, Tap, Modern, Hip Hop , Jazz , Lyrical Slow Dance, Contemporary and Irish soft shoe and hard shoe dancing. Chelsea then went to the National School of Arts for High school and took Lessons in Spanish dance, Ballroom, African Fusion and Cabaret show dance. She completed exams under ADA(Academy of Dance Arts) and started teaching at 17.
Chelsea opened up her own dance studio in Matric and not too long after High school Chelsea started working for Dance Mouse Alberton Where she taught for many years from ages 2 years old to adults. She still competes in Local Dance competitions and local Dance shows.
Chelsea has also recently Received a fully sponsored bursary for 2019 to qualify with international teachers. Her passion is and will always be dance! And there is no better Job for her than being able to teach Dance.

Lebo Mazibuko

Poet, actress and writer, Lebo Mazibuko was born in Johannesburg. She is a 28 year old artist who has immersed herself in the world of storytelling through poetry, theatre, film and television.
Lebo is a trained performer having obtained her B-Tech degree at The Tshwane University of Technology in the Dramatic Arts. However her induction into theatre began when she specialized in drama from grade 8 at the National School of the Arts where she matriculated with a distinction in Speech and Drama.
Between 2003 and 2017 Lebo has performed extensively in different theatrical shows such as Peter Pan, Balcony Scene, Malibongwe Igama Lama Khosikazi Malibongwe,In our Blood, Sophiatown and Tselane and the Giant which was staged at the South African State Theatre. She has also in 2018 just finished a short run of as touring theatre show called Chris Hani Notes to a Soldier which toured schools. And this is just some of the work she has done.
In December of 2017 she sat on the panel at the Re Kao Fela community theatre festival as an adjudicator.

Terri-Leigh Tavares

A passionate Latin, ballroom and freestyle dancer and teacher at Grace Trinity School for Girls.
Terri loves music and the arts and started dancing ballet at the tender age of 3. In her teenage/adult years, she moved on to Latin, ballroom and Freestyle dancing, achieving SA champion titles in solo freestyle, slowdance, rock n roll, hustle and formation teams.
Her ballroom partners and her were also crowned as the Latin and Ballroom 10 dance champions, both as amateurs and professionals.
Terri has had the amazing opportunity to represent SA at the British Open to the World Festival (the largest of its kind) on 3 different occasions, the World Pro-Am Championships in Argentina, where she won all 5 dances in my section, the World Latin and Ballroom Championships in Euro Disney, Paris and the World Freestyle Championships in England, all of which she is truly grateful and blessed to have experienced and gained knowledge from.
She was privileged to work with the cultural and welfare faculties in Alberton High and am ambitious and excited to grow our youth in all of these fields in the future.

Nathan Hammond

Nathan Hammond is our amazing Hip Hop Teacher.
Nathan started dancing since 2008 and competed in competitions like battle of the giants, Discorama ect.
Nathan studied film and television for two years and has 13 Films behind him.
Nathan is a passionate artist’s and dreams to become international one day.

Monica de Ru

Monica started dancing at the age of 9, where she found an interest in Irish Folk dancing. A year after that, she started exploring other styles, tap being one of them. This head started her dance career into winning various sections at local festivals and competitions. She continued in these two fields and later on qualified as a Irish and Tap teacher through the Academy of Dance Arts.
At the age of about 13, she started participating in a Latin and Ballroom Social class. She absolutely fell in love with the style, and later on said goodbye to tap and Irish to primarily focus on Latin American. 2 or 3 years into this new career she started competing and finally built herself up to competing on a championship level. She was able to dance in various national competitions and achieved great results by doing so. At this point, she already had the opportunity to teach social classes, and had a lot of fun doing so!
Monica had the blessed opportunity of training with SA champ, Craig Riviere who really built my passion for dance and helped establish my career in dance. She also attended various workshops hosted by world renown coaches such as Klaus Kongsdal, Rafick Hoosain, Michael Wentink and Quintus Jansen and Tebogo Kgobokoe throughout her days of competing.
She has always had a passion for dance, and she always turn to it when she is feeling down or stressed. She loves teaching it too, and hopes to inspire others to have the same love for dance.
In 2018, Monica also qualified as a MetaFit training coach. This effective workout only lasts for 30 minutes and includes High Intensity Interval Training. Dancing and exercise can be fun and inventive, at the same time keeping you fit and active!

Cassandra Richardt

Cassandra started dancing ballet at the young age of 2,5 years & is passionate about Dance and Drama.
Cassandra tried her hand at various styles through the years including Ballet, Modern, Tap, Contemporary and Freestyle but her heart belongs to Ballet. She partook in Speech and Drama classes and entered various Eisteddfods.
She participated in various plays and musicals and most recently played the Lead role of Audrey in ‘The Little Shop of Horrors’.
She has participated in local dance competitions, festivals and Eisteddfods.
She still competes in Local Dance competitions and local Dance shows.
She has recently fallen in love with Latin American and Ballroom dancing and will be furthering her knowledge in this genre.

Megan Kellington

Megan started dancing from the age of 6 , she started off with modern and as she got older her curiosity for other genres grew. She now dances modern, ballet, contemporary,  jazz, tap, hip hop, irish hard and soft shoe.

She started teaching hip hop September of 2017 and thoroughly enjoys the creative process of choreography, cutting music and the selection of costumes. More importantly she enjoys seeing the progress and passion grow in her students, working towards their strengths and improving on their weaknesses.

As well as teaching Megan still enjoys participating in local competitions and festivals as she feels it keeps her knowable and updated of the everchanging dance world. Dancing is one of Megan’s biggest passions and she hope’s to ignite that same fire in her students.