In accordance with health and safety protocols in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, all our foreign volunteers have returned home. We thank them for their help and look forward to welcoming more young people dedicated to sharing their skills with our children and expanding on their own experience.

Adele Blank

Renowned for her dance and choreography skills, South African dynamo, Adele Blank, has trained, performed and taught nationally and internationally.

Having trained in the Cecchetti method of classical dance, Adele performed with the Johannesburg City Ballet Company before diving into contemporary dance with then mentor and teacher, Sheila Wartski.

Adele spent time in the USA, UK, Europe and Israel to study the various forms of contemporary dance, after which she was elected Director of Dance and Choreography at the Performing Arts Workshop in 1984. In 1987, Adele established the Free Flight Dance Company, which she directs to this day.

Amongst her many accolades, Adele has sat on the panel of judges for So You Think You Can Dance SA in 2008, received the Living Legend and Lifetime Achievement Award for 2016/2017 and holds the dance portfolio on the Department of Arts and Culture Committee.

Adele has been training Zip Zap students in dance and has choreographed various pieces and shows for the organization since her move to Cape Town in 2002. In 2018, her passion, expertise and mentorship helped Zip Zap to bring a breath-taking performance to the Artscape stage and this year is no different!