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Donnaley Avis


Donnaley is a director and coach at The Drama Academy. She has been involved in acting and performing from a young age and she has 5 years experience as a drama and modelling coach.

Hello! This is my story.

I am young, driven, and passionate about living a life of purpose.   I am so excited to be joining The Drama Academy as coach and director. I have 5 years experience as acting and modelling coach for Upstage Concepts, where I have been privileged to coach and mentor many young future stars. I’m also studying my BComm in Marketing Management and I serve my community and my church through outreach and NGO work.

My first love is acting and I was fortunate to play many lead roles in school productions.  I competed in the National Eisteddfod and South African Championships of Performing Arts for more than 10 years. In 2015, I competed in the World Championships of Performing Arts in Los Angeles where I won the Overall Grand Champion Award for Acting.

As a model, I have been on the cover of two in-house publications and in 2016 I won 2nd Princess in Miss Teen South Africa. At the World Championships of Performing Arts in 2015, I was placed in the Top 7 International Top Models.

I believe that my years of drama and public-speaking training have provided a platform and given me the self-confidence to reach my goals in the national and international arena.





Overall Grand Champion at World Championships of Performing Arts in Los Angeles


Awarded 23 Gold Medals at the South African Championships of Performing Arts