Director and Dance Teacher With a history of Competitive Latin-American and Ballroom that stretches back over 17 years, including a prolific 3 year training intensive in London with the world’s best Latin & Ballroom coaches, Anthony has competition credits including SA Champs, Blackpool British Open, World Champs, International Champs and UK Open. Along with this, he has completed his Associate, Licentiate, and Fellowship in Latin-American along with his Associate and Licentiate in Ballroom through the IDTA, achieving high honours, and going on to coach several SA Champions & successful professional candidates for their IDTA Exams. He has adjudicated several top Championships, including Provincial and National Championships for the SADF and FEDANSA. Anthony also served as the Director of Development & Training for the South African Dance Foundation during 2014, as well as being the National Chairman of the SADF Social & Pro-Am Faculty. He also represented South Africa at the 2014 World Dance Council Meetings in Blackpool, and attended the Ballroom Dance Federation’s International Congress.
Director, Operations Manager & Dance Teacher Julie has a dance career that stretches back over 40 years. With vast experience in a wide variety of dance styles, including Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Highland Dancing, Ballroom & Latin, Julie brings her wealth of experience to the dynamic team at Enerchi. Apart from this, she comes from a background in HR and Hospitality, where she was manager of large restaurants and events venues. Julie is currently the South African Open Championship Senior Ballroom and Latin Champion. She teaches Ballroom, Latin, Jazz & Ballet at Enerchi dance studios, and also is the operations manager. She was born in Scotland, but has lived in SA for over 25 years, even though she still has the lovely accent that comes with her place of birth.
Chené Van Der Spuy
Studio & Events Manager Chené is a Qualified Latin & Ballroom dance Teacher & Judge, Ballroom Associate, and qualified in both Events Management and Interior Decorating. Starting dance at an early age 4, she’s built up more than 25 years since then in the dance world with a wide variety of experience over and above her love for Latin & Ballroom, including 16 years in Ballet, 3 years in Contemporary & Spanish respectively, and 2 years each in African Jazz & Hip Hop. From numerous theatre productions to outreaches in Mauritius, she’s danced, co-choreographed and directed in all her trained dance styles. Dance is her passion – and while she teaches from time to time, she mainly uses her event coordination and interior decorating skills to dream up enticing dance events, and most recently assisted in the 2016 SA’s competition in Cape Town as part of her role as secretary of the SADTA WC (Competitive Committee).
Ballet, Tap, Jazz & Fitness Coach & Choreographer Marion is a highly trained and skilled choreographer, with over 18 years of experience in Ballet. Marion is qualified with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance in Ballet, Jazz and Tap, as well as being a qualified Zumba fitness instructor. Marion has also danced Latin-American, Hip Hop and Contemporary, and is also a promising actress. Marion did a 4 year diploma at the Waterfront Theatre School, and has performed in several top productions, and has taught at Enerchi Dance Studios for over 5 years. Marion is also a very skilled choreographer, having choreographed some award winning performances and productions. Marion teaches the Ballet Core and Technique classes, which are the foundation of many a champion dancer. She also has a particular knack for working with children, and in her 5 years with Enerchi, has helped many juniors grow into stunning adult dancers!
Ballet, Latin & Ballroom Teacher Karen has a strong background in Ballet, having completed her Associate level qualification. She started her love of Ballroom and Latin just under 4 years ago, and is several times Western Cape and SA Latin & Ballroom Champion in the pro-am division. With a particular flair for technique, she has been a grand asset to the Enerchi Dream Team. Aside from her dancing, Karen is also a certified coach and facilitator, with vast experience in coaching methods an communication, which make her an exceptionally sensitive and encouraging teacher. Karen has been with Enerchi for almost 4 years, and is an extremely valued team member, not only for her stunning dance skills, but also her wisdom off the dance floor! She has forged strong relationships with her students, and her passion for teaching makes her classes a joy to be a part of.
Latin & Ballroom Teacher Angelo is a tremendously experienced Latin and Ballroom Teacher, and has been dancing for 14 years. He has been SA Championship finalist in Ballroom and Latin in the Junior, Youth and Adult sections, and has been teaching dancing for over 6 years. As a Pro-am teacher, he has also taken many of his former students to the top of the South African dance ladder. He is very passionate about international style Latin & Ballroom, and has also had experience at teaching America Styles and Social dancing. Angelo has recently joined the Enerchi team, and is looking forward to continuing his journey in dance with Enerchi. Angelo teaches Latin & Ballroom International style, as well as Social and Private lessons at Enerchi Dance Studios. Angelo is also undergoing training towards his international style qualifications, which he plans to complete during 2016.
Latin, Ballroom & Hip Hop Teacher Dylon is a young, dynamic and extremely experienced dancer and teacher, who has recently joined the Enerchi Team. Dylon has been Juvenile, Junior, Youth and Adult Amateur Latin American Champion, and is the reighning Amateur Latin Champion with the Federation of DanceSport South Africa. Having been dancing since the age of 5, Dylon has been lucky to live out his passion on some of the World’s best dance floors. During 2010, he came 13th at the UK Open, one of the World’s biggest Latin and Ballroom championships. He trained with former World Champion, Michael Wentink, and, along with his competitive partner Shanee de Beer, won every major SA title during 2015. Aside from his Ballroom and Latin experience, Dylon also danced Hip Hop and competed at the SADTA Hip Hop Championships with his crew. Dylon teaches Latin, Ballroom & Hip Hop at Enerchi Dance Studios.
Dance Instructor & Accounts Manager Having started her dance career early on with Ballroom dancing, Kayla has built a strong reputation for grace and elegance in the SA Dance World. She has won several titles and is currently one of SA’s highest regarded Ballroom ladies. Aside from Ballroom, she has also dabbled in several other dance styles. While not dancing or teaching, Kayla is the accounts manager at Enerchi Dance Studios.
Dance Teacher – Ballroom and Latin Dancing Competitive Ballroom and Latin from the age of 9, Keanan has developed an undeniable for all things dance. He has represented South Africa internationally at the World Latin Championship in China, and holds several major titles. Aside from dancing and teaching at Enerchi dance Studio, Keanan is studying Law at the University of the Western Cape. Keanan teaches Latin & Ballroom Group and Private lessons at Enerchi Dance Studio.
Lilly van der Merwe
Ballet, Latin & Ballroom Teaching assistant Welcome to our very own Lilly van der Merwe, who dances Ballet and Latin + Ballroom with us. She has a background in Amateur dramatics and Theatre musicals and has taught kids creative movement/dance on many School camps and Rotary programmes. If you have not met her, she is an incredibly personable, energetic and vibrant Enerchi team member. She currently assists Marion with many of our Kiddies Classes, starting with our beautiful Ballerinas on Saturday mornings. Lilly has danced all her life and her passion is to one day teach those with physical disabilities and special needs to dance. She also assists Julie by partnering with Enerchi’s very own blind student dancer. When she is not dancing, you can find her travelling in Africa, working in the mobile financial services field.
Administrative support Margaret has been an invaluable team member at Enerchi, with her fantastic administrative and bookkeeping skills. Being a dancer herself, she is also a fantastic example – showing that dance has no age limit! Margaret is currently the runner up title holder in the Senior 2 section of the Ballroom SADTA SA Championship, and is very much part of the Enerchi Family.
Reception & Administrative support Robin joined the Enerchi team in 2016, has helped making enquiring or signing up for a class a pleasure. Robin brings her beautiful smile and fantastic admin skills. Robin’s artistic skills also help the our events be that much more special.