Dance Teachers

May 19, 2016

Kelly Botes

tap kelly“I have been dancing since I was six years old, and my love for dancing is endless. I still continue attending classes, whilst actively teaching and choreographing, to keep my passion for dancing fresh, alive and skillful. I major in ballet, modern and tap for which I have completed all the professional grades through my own teachers Alexandre La Matire; Gabriella Najjar; Trish McKenna; Nadine Bettencourt and Jenny. I also found my love in many other styles namely Flamenco, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Funk and Irish dancing.

Whilst teaching I still enjoy performing as a dancer. In the last seven years, I have danced for several advertisements such as Sony BMG, Kulula and Vodacom, as well as participated in quite a few corporate events. I was an assistant dancer for Cesar Alverado’s Adrelatin debut on Morning Live. Furthermore, I have also performed in two pieces for the Ntsoana Contemporary Dance Theatre.

My love for the stage is evident as I have performed in West Side Story (dancer), Guys and Dolls (dancer), Footloose (supporting actress), and The Crucible (lead actress).


jamalJamal Shinobi Nova

Jamal shinobi nova is a seasoned dancer and choreographer authentically trained in street hip hop.

His speciality genres include popping, lyrical, animation and L.A style.

Competitive history:

In 2007,2008,2010 and 2013 him  and his team- the clinch crew have been ranked in the top 2 in the country by a number of organisations which include:

Yamaha national dance comp 2007 – 1st

Dance to las vegas 2008 – 2nd

Dance to las vegas 2010 – 1st

Redbull beat battle 2013 – 2nd

Jamal then went on to compete in the world I.D.O championships and was placed 4th in the world


Jamal has choreographed and danced for the likes of Danny K, Mr Selwyn, Gang of Instrumentals, jamali, Loyd Cele and  Khanyi Mbau  just to name a few.

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