Anton van Niekerk

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(19**-19**) Ballet dancer.


Biography

Training

Quoted from the programme of Snake Beneath the Rose of 1986: 'Anton started ballet training in Pietersburg and matriculated with higher grade music in 1980. He then studied for a year at the UCT Ballet School with Dudley Tomlinson and Mignon Furman and the for 3 years at the Pretoria Technikon with Susan Oosthuizen - Botha and Ken Yeatman. He completed the National Diploma in Ballet as well as RAD examinations to SOLO SEAL'.

Career

Quoted from the programme of Snake Beneath the Rose in 1986: 'One of his most critically acclaimed performances during this time was as the Blackamoor in the student production of Petrushka. In January 1985 he was called up for National Service, but also managed to fit in a short spell with the PACT Ballet Company. Anton, who is at home in both classical and contemporary styles, has also been dancing for Esther Nasser's Movement Inc for 3 years'.

Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance

Awards, etc

Sources

Programme of Pieter Toerien's Snake Beneath the Rose of 1986.

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