About Me – Jaletta

Originally from South Africa, I am now located in South West London after completing a Master’s Degree in psychotherapy, qualifying as a dramatherapist from the University of Roehampton.

My passion in theatre-making has led me across the theatre scene from national festivals in South Africa, to managing performers in Dubai. After completing my Honours in Theatre Studies, I became fascinated with the power of theatre to connect people no matter their, language, abilities, beliefs or circumstance. A good theatre piece connects all people on a human level.

As a humanitarian, I have worked with multiple organisations back in South Africa and here in lovely London. My activities include assisting in the development of a national programme to support an enable children and young people in rural parts of South Africa with various mental and physical disabilities. I also have experience in running workshops with young people on themes of discrimination and self-esteem, and offering vocational activities to women with severe mental health difficulties.

In my time as a creative humanitarian, I have truly come to appreciate the human spirit; our power to grow, heal, and share our lives.

Some of the organisations and work-partners I have collaborated with include:

  • ArtsReach
  • Uhambo Foundation
  • Friends of Valkenberg
  • Chaeli Champagne
  • Red Balloon Charity
  • Cirque du Soir
  • Magic Mats
  • Yoga Awakening Africa
  • Earlsmead Primary School
  • Arachne Cypriot Greek Women’s Centre
  • Debate Institute of South Africa and Western Cape Schools Debating Board

My training and qualifications include:

  • Master’s Dramatherapy
  • Basic undegraduate BA Psychology Modules as a bridging to Master’s
  • Bachelor Honours in Theatre Studies
  • Bachelors in Social Sciences – Drama & Philosophy
  • 200H Hatha Yoga Teacher’s