From The Capital of Kwazulu Natal, Given was born and bred in Pietermaritzburg, a small town, but he had big dreams, these dreams fueled by film’s like Fame and Centre Stage as well as entertainers like Michael Jackson. It wasn’t until a local audition call for a musical “Vuka Africa” that his full potential would be realised. Graduating with highest honours in Dramatic Arts in high school the foundation was built for his career.
Having studied at leading institutions, South African School of Motion Picture AFDA [Major Screen Acting], Tshwane University of Technology [Dance Performance Major] the blue Print of his career would be set. Having worked extensively as a professional dancer both in Theatre and Screen with companies like; Cape Dance Company, Joburg Ballet, Geneva Dance Theatre to name but a few, he also participated in the Afrikaans is Groot South African Tour. In 2015 took on a role in a play “in my end is my beginning” at Market theatre under the artistic guidance of James Ncobo.
With the ever-changing industry; Given brings a versatile and colourful dimension, most recently aslo taking on the choreography for Big Brother Africa. ln 2017 Given joined the cast of KING KONG LEGEND OF A BOXER, produced by The Fugard Theatre.
As a Triple treat performer Given is excited about the future and all that it brings. The best time to be a working artist.
Height: 1,79 Waist: 30 Shoe: 8 Hair: Black Eyes: Brown