Basic Acting Audition, Casting & Self-Tape Course:

Our course has been developed to help models and actors to become better performers in front of the camera. Most of the casting briefs that we receive from clients ask for models and actors who are good performers. This course is designed to prepare models and actors to deliver believable performances in front of the camera at castings and auditions. We focus on building fundamental acting skills like creativity and imagination, voice, body language, gesture and facial expression.  Participants are given the opportunity to develop the confidence to express themselves in front of the camera, therefore improving their chances of booking jobs.


The course covers the following:

  • TV and Film Industry Theory
  • Creating different characters using actions.
  • Portraying different emotional states.
  • The accurate portrayal of physical states.
  • Short dialogue scenes based on the age of the model.
  • Self-Tape castings.


This course is presented by acting coaches Stanimir Stoykov and La-Portia Khoza. 

Stanimir Stoykov holds a Master’s degree in Film and TV. He is currently employed as the Drama and Digital Literacy teacher at Crawford Italia school. He lectured in Film Theory, History and Directing for two years. He has been involved in the Film and TV industry for the past twenty years in various capacities like performing, producing and directing; but his primary focus has been on his work as a Casting Director for countless commercials, feature films and TV series - including the Netflix production Blood and Water.  His independent theatre and film work has gathered somewhat of a cult status. Over the past twenty years, Stanimir has collaborated with some of South Africa’s finest award-winning talents like Robert Whitehead, Grethe Fox, Nomsa Buthelezi, Tamara Dey, Amra Faye Wright and Sibusiso Radebe.

La-Portia Khoza has a National Diploma in Musical theatre, a Baccalareus Technologie degree in Drama from the Tshwane University of Technology and is currently in pursuit of her Master's Degree in drama and film with the University of Pretoria. She is currently employed as the Head of the Acting Division at Blaze Talent and runs her own art academy called Xiluva Arts Academy. La-Portia lectured drama and film studies, physical theatre and directing for four years. She has been involved in the Drama & Film industry in various capacities such as performing, choreographing directing and lecturing. Over the past six years, La-Portia has had the opportunity to work with South Africa’s finest award-winning talent like Zwai Bala, Josias Dos Moleele, Tony Kgoroge, Sello Maake KaNcube, Mbongeni Ngema, Pearl Monama, Bailey Snyman, Dineo Rasedile and Nommangaliso Tebeka. 

To book or to get more information about the course, please email