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Phillida le Roux and Anitra Davel have a long history (both separately and together) in the theatre and events management industries.  It was only after they both were recently married that they realised there was a dearth of efficient and effective wedding co-ordinators.

With this in mind they created Dream Day Weddings whereby they can use their extensive knowledge of events and production management in order to make the dreams of any wedding couple a reality while also minimizing the pressures facing the couple and bride in particular.                                                                                                                         

Phillida received her Teacher’s diploma in Dance from the University of Cape Town.

After graduating she performed on stages abroad including amongst others The Bahamas, Turkey, Egypt, Tunisia, Italy and Bahrain.

Locally she danced in musicals such as Grease – the Stadium Spectacular and shows including Odyssey a Sun City Extravaganza, Tina Turner Rock Diva at Carnival City, the opening of Grand West Casino, Starstruck at the Silver Star Casino and Legends at the Carousel.

She subsequently went on to choreograph for various productions, events and launches including the Sun City Extravaganza: Too Hot to Handle, The Samsung and Dimension Data Launches (2013) and the MTN Radio Awards (2014) amongst many others.

Phillida has also successfully turned her hand to stage and production management working not only as production assistant on the Vodacom CEO Awards (2010), Loerie Awards (2011) and the VW Golf Launch (2012) but also co-ordinating flashmobs performed for Rand Merchant Bank (2013), Auto and General (2014) and Standard Bank (2014).

She has used her organisational skills and technical knowledge to stage manage high profile events such as the USB International Speaker Conference (2013) and the FNB Leadership Conference (2014).

Phillida has also been employed as Artist Manager at the South African Music Awards (SAMAs) in 2013 and 2014 as well as for international sensation TIMBALAND at the Castle Lite Concert (2014).

Phillida, an enthusiastic go-getter and energetic achiever, is most excited to be using her varied creative and managerial abilities along with her extensive travel experience and appreciation for different cultures to help bridal couples achieve their Dream Day.  

After completing a BA Law degree at the University of the Witwatersrand (1993), Anitra went on to study Musical Theatre at theTshwane University of Technology.

After graduating she performed in many well-known musicals such as BUDDY! The Buddy Holly Story (1998) and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (2000). Anitra was also privileged to be part of the original South African cast of CATS, which not only performed locally but also toured internationally and to which she returned as resident choreographer (2010).

Anitra’s varied career has included various pantomimes and television appearances as well as being a founder member of Tshwane Dance Theatre (2003). Anitra is also accomplished in other aspects of the theatre industry, being choreographer of the award-winning Struisvogelstories (2001) and a number of shows on the Barnyard Theatre Circuit.

To date, she continues to choreograph many corporate events, productions, flashmobs and advertisements leading to an intimate knowledge of the production and technical side of the entertainment business.

Anitra has also been employed as lecturer by both Tshwane University of Technology and University of Pretoria in their Musical Theatre and Drama departments respectively and has directed and choreographed productions for both departments as well as lecturing in Arts and Production Administration. She is currently a part-time lecturer at Oakfields College and has just completed her Masters’ Degree in Drama at University of Pretoria with distinction where she was presented with the award for best Masters’ Student in the Arts Cluster (2014).

Anitra has always been passionate about weddings and is thrilled to be taking on this new venture where she can pour her artistic and administrative skills into making the dreams of engaged couples a reality.