Project Description

STEVE VAN WYK

Steve van Wyk has 17 years of professional experience behind him – having made his debut at 10 as Gavroche in Cameron Mackintoshe’s “Les Miserables”. Steve hung up his street urchin rags, and donned fancy academic gowns, graduating with distinction for his Honours degree from University of Cape Town. His portrayal of “Master Time” in Queen at the Ballet was met with critical praise. As a choreographer Steve has created a work annually for Baxter Dance Festival since 2009.

Steven understands the world of theatre from all angles, having produced, choreographed and performed Keepsake, a production that won a coveted Standard Bank Ovation Award at Grahamstown National Arts Festival 2012. In the corporate realm, Steve has choreographed for the World Economic Forum, Visi Designer of the Year Awards and Telkom Conferences.

A highlight for Steve was starring as “Riff” at the American Dance Festival’s production of West Side Story in North Carolina, USA. Steve then played “Hansel” in Fred Abrahamse’s musical Hansel and Gretel (2011). Opposite Top 10 Idols Finalist Chloe Kiley, Steve sang the two-hander show Her & Him (2012). In the South African and Asian Tour of Dirty Dancing Steven gets to stretch his versatility. He has played Neil Kellerman (a pure acting, comedic role), performed the demanding male dance ensemble, and is first cover for Billy Kostecki (the lead male vocalist). Further experience includes Sound of Music (Dance captain/ Swing / Ensemble) produced by Pieter Toerien Productions, Sunset Boulevard (Dance Captain/ Swing/ Ensemble Directed by Paul Warwick-Griffin. Steven has joined the fresh new cast of Singing in the Rain, produced by Pieter Torien Productions in the role of Cosmo which will be touring locally as well as internationally.

MEASUREMENTS

Height: 174cm     Waist: 32      Shoe: 8      Hair: Light Brown     Eyes: Blue