STILL STANDING – KKPA Showcase

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Thu Mar 25, 19:30 - Fri Apr 9, 20:30

Kim Kallie Performance Academy & Penny Lane Studios present STILL STANDING: an evening of entertainment and enjoyment for young performers and their supporters!


Our theme “STILL STANDING” is inspired and motivated by our awareness of how the performance arts have suffered during this last year of the Covid-19 pandemic.


Time: Thurs 25 March, 7:30pm – 8:30pm

Venue: Streamed to your home!

Tickets: R175 per household


Performers: Ardene Felix, Caprese Katz, Carla Bernal, Catherine Wichary, Daniella Jahnig, Eugenie Burger, Lisa Goosen, Petya Bartosch, Rania Ahmed, Scot Jordaan

Musicians: Johan Laas (keyboard), Darren Petersen (drums), Dane Coetzee (cello), Nicholas Ford (bass).


KKPA holds twice annual Showcases in order to develop students' live performance skills, with items selected to challenge and develop their technical abilities, range, and genre. Working together with Johan Laas, Kim uses her considerable experience as a performer, artist and songwriter, to identify, nurture and develop talent in aspiring performers.

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Ardene Felix
Ardene’s love for music and singing started at age 6. She grew up surrounded by music, and has been engaged extensively in various musical roles ever since. She also plays the piano and flute, and is self-taught. Following a challenging last 12 months, Ardene has recently joined KKPA as a first-time dream catcher, and is learning to love herself with music.
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Caprese Katz
Caprese is a grade 6 pupil at Reddam House. She is a diligent student with many passions including singing, film making, acting, tennis and netball. Her greatest love is for her pet budgies, her hamster, dog and cats. Home is her happy place and she loves spending the little free time she has with her family and her animals.
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Carla Bernal
Carla has been with KKPA since inception in 2014 and has participated in every Showcase since. Carla performed with Divas for the “Divas Unite” Women’s day concert at the Grand West Arena, plus a number of school performances. As well as singing, she is a passionate piano player.
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Catherine Wichary
Catherine has been with KKPA since 2017.  Apart from her lessons with Kim and Johan, she sings with her school choir, and plays both piano and cello. In Grade 10 this year, she has chosen Music as a Matric subject and is loving the theory and history side of the subject almost as much as the practical!
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Daniella Jähnig
Daniella has performed in various choirs and stage productions over the years, with a versatile vocal range from alto to soprano. Daniella plays the violin, guitar, ukelele and keyboard. She is active in drama, ice skating and horse riding. This is Daniella’s second showcase.
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Eugenie Burger
Eugenie is 14 years old, and only recently started singing lessons. She loves the sea and nature, and spends much of her free time trail running and doing water sports such as sailing and diving. She is passionate about singing and hopes to one day produce music and add something of value to the music world.
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Lisa Goosen
Lisa is wife, mother of 3 wonderful children and 8 dogs! She is a businesswoman passionate about the tourism industry, and has a love of singing that brings balance to her life and joy to those who are willing to listen.
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Petya Bartosch
Petya is 20 years old, born in Johannesburg to an Austrian family. She loves to sing, play the piano and violin, learn languages, surf, laugh and travel. She is currently doing a BA in Visual Communication at Stellenbosch Academy of Design and Photography.For Showcase, she chose to sing People Help the People by Birdy, because it speaks to what Covid taught her, the importance of loving and caring for others. She also runs her own soccer outreach program and food scheme.
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Rania Ahmed
Rania joined KKPA in 2019, and with Kim and Johan's nurturing teaching style has since soared in confidence. She immerses herself with private singing and is working towards her vocal exams later this year. Rania is a member of Reddam House' Vocal Ensemble, and this is her 3rd Showcase.
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Scot Jordaan
Scot’s passion for music and especially singing started at the young age of five. He first experimented with keyboard and then moved to piano, and has recently discovered electric guitar as his true love. Scot joined the Academy in 2018 and this is his fifth Showcase.
  • At 8 Years of age, recorded ‘Montreal’ with my mother Judy Page.
  • After matriculating - began as a frontline singer for numerous band in the Rock, Jazz and contemporary genres, under the leadership of Jahan Laas (MD of Idols) and Pete Smith.
  • 1982 - Played the ‘Mistress’ in ‘Evita’ at the State Theatre - the start of a career on stage.
  • 1983 - Played the ‘Narrator’ in’Joseph and the amazing technicolor dreamcoat’ at the Civic Theatre, JHB.
  • 1984 -  Recored as ’Margino’ for the first time.Sell out performances,all over SA, and within 6 months this led to a Platinum status.
  • 1985 - Hosted my own TV show - ‘A Portrait of Kim Kallie’.
  • 1984 - 1994 - My mainstay was Jingle singing in JHB.
  • 1986 - Co-Presented with Nick Taylor an educational children’s programme called ‘Harry’s House’, there were 3 series recorded. 
  • 1986 - Performed as the lead in many industrial theatrical and car launches all over SA.
  • 1986 -  Performed with Judy Page in ‘From Taubie with Love’, directed by Taubie Kushlick.
  • 1987 - Co-wrote and performed in ‘Circle of Love’ with Judy Page.
  • 1996 - Performed ‘Tell me on a Sunday’, - a one woman show by Andrew Lloyd Webber, - a sell out at Spier.
  • 1998 - Played Eva Peron in ‘Evita’ in Cape Town.
  • 1995 - 2005 - Lived in the UK.
  • 2007 - Returned to the stage to perform in ‘Menopause’ for Pieter Toerin.
  • 2011 - to date, The Performance coach for ‘Topstars’ an inhouse vocal competition for Shoprite Checkers.
  • 2013 - Co-Wrote and Co-Produced ‘Mom & Me’ with Judy Page (My Mom), Sarah-Paige (My daughter) and Johan Laas (My Friend) as the musical director.
  • 2014 -  Co-Wrote with ‘Goodluck’ the song ‘I need more time’, second most downloaded song on SA iTunes for 2 weeks.
  • 2014 - Co-wrote, updated and performed in ‘Mom & Me’ at Del Aire Graff.
  • 2014 - Sang with Ard Matthews on ‘Chefs who Share’ at Cape Town City Hall.
  • 2014 - Sang with The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by John Walton.
  • Currently and for the last 5 years, I have run my own Performance Academy from my studio.


Kim Kallie  082 560 4014 
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Johan Laas: Pianist and Music Director

Music captivated Johan from a very early stage in his life, as he started playing the piano at the age of 3. He joined his father’s band at the age of 15, and his love for music continued to grow. In the 70’s when it was still compulsory for young school-leaving men to join the South African Defense Force, Johan joined the Entertainment Group and toured around the country for three years with a 5-piece pop/rock band entertaining the troops.

Johan's love for all genres of music took him on a journey, producing albums for local and international artists, composing and arranging variety TV shows, numerous extravaganzas, movie scores, radio station identity music, radio commercials and live concerts from 5-piece bands to full orchestras.

 International projects that he arranged and produced took him to France, Los Angeles, Atlantic City, Belgium and Italy. Johan had 9 Artes Award nominations of which he won one. He also won the M-Net Movie Award for the best movie score in Africa.

 Locally Johan has worked with, among others, Soweto String Quartet, The Afro Tenors, Bruce Cassidy, Judy Page, Kim Kallie, Steve Hofmeyr, The Parlotones and Vodacom’s “Yebo Gogo”, Michael de Pinna.

Johan joined the “Idols” team right from the start as Musical Director in 2002. He completed 8 seasons in South Africa as well as two in West Africa and East Africa.

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Darren Petersen: Drums
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Dane Coetzee: Cello
Dane Coetzee started playing the Cello in the New Apostolic Church. He went on to graduate in cello performance studies at  UCT and Stellenbosch University respectively. He has performed concerts and appeared at music festivals in Africa, North and South America, Asia and the Middle East. Dane is currently based in Cape Town as a full-time member of the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra and is active as a chamber and session musician regularly crossing over into various genres of music.
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Nick Ford: Bass Guitar
Nicholas Ford is an aspiring 17 year old musician from Cape Town. He has been playing music since a young age, starting with piano and progressing to drums and bass later on. He plays regular gigs with various school bands at Rondebosch Boys High as well as with his dad, and loves to perform. This is his 6th showcase as part of the band.

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