The Drama Academy
Jill Avis (Founder)The Drama Academy was founded by Jill Avis, owner and Head Coach of Upstage Concepts Performing Arts Studio. Upstage Concepts is currently the top studio in South Africa, having won the Top National Institution Award for the National Eisteddfod of South Africa for the past five consecutive years. Upstage Concepts is a leading studio at the South African Championships for Performing Arts and the Kids and Youth Talent Festival. Jill is passionate about nurturing confidence and creativity in children. She has developed the Drama Academy programme based on her more than 20 years experience in coaching drama.
I love doing drama because I feel confident and it is fun!
I love how energising and uplifting the lessons are, there is no better way to grow your talent.
I love the lessons, because it builds my confidence.
I love doing drama because of the incredible lessons created by the coaches.
Drama is so much fun! I love it because the lessons are very enjoyable and develop you. I am way more confident that I was before.
I love drama because it’s fun and we play lots of interesting games.
I love the lessons because they allow me to be myself and express myself.
I love the lessons, they are never boring. There is nothing better than learning new skills whilst having fun.
I enjoy the drama lessons because we always learn something new.