Philip Boyd is Founder and CEO of Dance for All. He founded the
organisation in 1991 while still a principal dancer with CAPAB Ballet, where he
danced professionally for 23 years. He trained at the National School of the Arts in
Johannesburg and at the University of Cape Town Ballet School.
Themba Ngada is Marketing Manager for the City of Cape Town and serves as
chairperson of the statutory Public Relations Industry Advisory Committee of the
Cape Peninsula University of Technology, where he guest lectures in PR and
Marketing. He is a Board member of the New Afrika Development Corporation,
a Pastor of the New Afrika Bible Church, and a member of a working committee that
aims to introduce a Community Development Xhosa radio station to the
Johann van der Merwe is associate professor and head of the department of Public
Relations Management at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in Cape
Town. Before taking up his current position, he was professor of law at the University
of the Western Cape. He is an admitted Advocate of the High Court of South Africa
and a Chartered Public Relations Practitioner. Theatre is his passion and he has
acted in – and directed – numerous plays.
Julian van der Westhuizen is a Chartered Accountant and the CEO of Milpark
Education (Pty) Ltd, a registered private education provider. Prior to this he was the
National Chairman of Moore Stephens South Africa, an international network of audit
firms. He was also a senior partner in the Cape Town office of Moore Stephens.
Allison Hendricks is a UCT School of Dance graduate, professional dancer and choreographer. Previously also employed as dance educator at the Western Cape Education Department and WCED Arts Focus School. Heads of DFA’s Bridging Programme, and Artistic Director of the InSPIRAtions Youth Company. She also runs DFA’s strategic partnerships along with coordinating events at DFA.
Marlene Carstens is the Board Secretary and has been Dance for All’s Company Manager
since its inception. Prior to this, she worked at the CAPAB Opera Company as PA to
Amanda Botha, during which time she typed the manuscript for Botha’s book Phyllis Spira:
A Tribute. She then worked at Cape Town City Ballet (formerly CAPAB Ballet) as secretary
and later as its Company Manager, until 2001. During that time, she assisted Philip Boyd
with administration and budgets for his fledgling outreach programme, which eventually
became Dance for All.