About Us

Musical Theatre Masterclass is a boutique studio situated in the heart of the Cape Winelands region of Paarl.

We offer part-time tuition in musical theatre, focusing on that all important ‘triple threat’ skill, our students are equipped with the ability to sing, dance and act.

With our courses taught by industry professionals and creatives we offer an experience like no other where your teens and little ones can surround themselves with all things theatrical.

Of course, one does not need to pursue a career in the arts to have fun here at MTM. We aim to build to confidence, self-esteem, concentration, focus, discipline and team-work in all our students. We are passionate about building confident young performers in all facets of the arts.

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Your Teachers

DANE MARAIS
Producer | Musical Director

Dane has always wanted to be a performer and creative. His love for performing started at a very young age, which led him to studying four years as a full-time student at the Waterfront Theatre School where he obtained his international qualifications in Musical Theatre (LTCL London), Drama (LTCL London) and Dance throughTrinity London

He has also performed in numerous theatrical and musical theatre productions at the Artscape Theatre such as ‘Fiddler on the Roof SA’, ‘Oklahoma SA’ and ‘All the World’s a Stage’ to name a few. He has also done various short films and TV commercials both locally and internationally. 

In 2017, he decided to take a leap of faith and open his own small business in Paarl called ‘The Musical Theatre Masterclass’. He opened the studio with the sole purpose of training a young generation of child performers who share a passion and love for performing in all aspects of dramatic arts. He uses his knowledge, expertise and experience in this field as a performer and teacher to train his students while building confidence, discipline, self-esteem and team-work, igniting a small flame in his students.

He believes it is important for young kids to have more opportunity and platforms for performing on stage and appealing to a larger audience. Dane also serves as MTM’s resident musical director and producer. 

KAYLA SMITH 
Choreographer | Assistant Director

Kayla trained at The Stage Performing Arts School and the prestigious Waterfront Theatre School where she majored in Speech and Drama, Dance & Musical Theatre. She is qualified in dance having her ISTD training in Ballet, Modern, Jazz and Tap dance. Kayla also has also obtained her LTCL Trinity London qualification in teaching Speech & Drama. Throughout her years of training, she has performed in numerous dance productions such as “Hit me with a Hot Note” and “Broadway or Bust”. 

In 2017, upon graduating Kayla has originated and portrayed the role of ‘Christa’ in Season 1 of the KYKnet drama series “danZ”. She has also danced and choreographed for well-known South African artists such as Kurt Darren and Juanita Du Plessis.

She has four years teaching experience, working with kids of all ages teaching, directing and choreographing numerous productions. Kayla has recently directed and starred in “Honk Jr” and most recently been featured in the 2022 film Redeeming Love

 

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