Faculty Members

Born in Bulawayo and educated in Zimbabwe, Nicolette Loxton was trained in the Cecchetti method from the early age of 4, under the late Heather and Norma Macdonald and, her mother, Fay Loxton, who holds Fellowship status in the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing, Cecchetti Society Faculty. As a young child she also studied Tap, Modern and Highland dancing. At the age of 16, Ms Loxton won the Bulawayo Ballet Society Bursary, adjudicated by the late David Poole, and chose to further her studies at the UCT Ballet School (now UCT School of Dance). After 3 years she graduated with distinctions and was accepted into the CAPAB Ballet Company in 1979 (now Cape Town City Ballet). She was a Principal Dancer for CAPAB for 16 years. Noted for her wonderful musicality, strong classical technique and portrayal of both comedy and tragedy, she won the Balletomanes award in 1983 and 1985. In 1986 she was acknowledged for her portrayal of “Olympia” from Tales of Hoffmann, winning a special Nederburg award. Her portrayal of “Carmen” won her the 1987 Nederburg award. Her last performance was in 1994. Ms Loxton was Ballet Mistress for the CAPAB Ballet Company from June 1994 to June 1995, after which she resumed her Cecchetti studies, attaining Associate Status, the Maestro Enrico Cecchetti Diploma in 197 and the Associate Diploma in 2001. Ms Loxton presently runs her own Balet studio in Cape Town and has conducted numerous award and Bursary classes for the RAD Society. She guest teaches for Cape Town City Ballet and teaches for Cape Dance Academy. She joined the Cape Junior Ballet Company as a teacher and choreographer in January 2005.
Born in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, Robin van Wyk received his tertiary ballet training from Brenda Maclachlan and then from Dudley Thomlinson at the University of Cape Town School of Dance. He joined NAPAC Dance Company in 1990, moving on to PACT Ballet in 1991. He joined Cape Town City Ballet in 1997, where he is presently a Principal Dancer. Roles that he has danced include Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, Franz in Coppelia, Freddie Mercury in Queen, the Prince in the Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty and Escamilio in Carmen. Robin has also been a part of the international touring cast of the musical CATS. Apart from being an outstanding versatile artist, receiving awards from Nederburg, FNB and Dalro, he is also the recipient of Cape Town’s FNB Vita’s award for the most promising choroegrapher. In 1999 he choreographed his first one act ballet, Geisha, for Cape Town City Ballet, followed by the full length Robin Hood in 2005, Beauty and the Beast in 2006, James Bond in 2007 and the Ugly Duckling in 2008, all of which were staged in Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. Robin produced and co-choreographed the ballet Nomvula-After The Rain in 2007. In March 2008 he was appointed Artistic Director to the Cape Town City Ballet and he also teaches and choreographs for the Cape Junior Ballet Company.
At the age of 18, Ann Broder completed her schooling and RAD Advanced and Solo Seal exams. She went to London and Paris and studied various methods of classical dance. She danced for seven years with various dance companies and was the ballet mistress with One Call Rosa Opera Company. She has been teaching ballet and managing her own ballet school in Cape Town for many years. She joined the Cape Junior Ballet Comapny as a teacher in 2005
Guest teacher for the Cape Junior Ballet Company
Yarisha Singh studied at UCT School of Dance and graduated in 2001 with a Bachelor of Music in Dance, achieving a distinction in Choreography. Thereafter, Yarisha embarked on her professional career as part of Adele Blank’s Free Flight Dance Company and with La Rosa Spanish Dance Theatre. She is a qualified teacher in Cecchetti Ballet, received her certification in Advanced Ballet and Advanced Spanish Dance. Yarisha has been lecturing Contemporary Dance at UCT School of Dance since January 2003. She is a guest teacher and choreographer for the Cape Junior Ballet Company.
Guest teacher and choreographer for the Cape Junior Ballet Company
Guest teacher and choreographer for the Cape Junior Ballet Company

CJB Affliates

Cape Town City Ballet   Royal Academy of Dance   dance for all   Western Province Dance Teacher's Association University of Cape Town