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


  • Drama
  • Musical Theatre
  • Modern Jazz
  • Ballet


  • Hip Hop
  • Contemporary
  • 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.

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.

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.