Sea Point resident, Marc Goldberg, has been awarded a partial scholarship to study music and dance at the prestigious Trinity Laban Conservatoire in London after applying to do his Master’s degree in Fine Art.
The Conservatoire boasts a number of outstanding theatre alumni such as choreographers Sir Matthew Bourne (OBE) and Lea Anderson (MBE), and actress and dancer Anjali Jay.
Goldberg, 39, has spent two decades on professional stages in the country and abroad, both as a ballet dancer and more recently as a choreographer.
While he has enjoyed a successful career in Johannesburg and then in Cape Town, his start as a young boy was not without its challenges.
His family disapproved of his dream to be a dancer and without that crucial support system it was tough navigating a path into the dance world.
In spite of this, he persevered and pursued his dream regardless. Mentors and teachers who have had significant impact over the years include Pasi Niemenen, Angela Malan, Esther Nasser, Martin Schonberg and Adele Blank.
After creating The Vortex for Cape Town City Ballet (CTCB) in 2015, Goldberg created
the box office hit, Mozart and Salieri.
Both ballets were made possible by Pieter Toerien who also offered Goldberg invaluable guidance during the formative phase.
He is due to begin his Master’s degree in September but with the currency downturn in the face of the global pandemic, he is needing crowdfunding to support his outstanding tuition fees as he will be on a partial scholarship.
“Having this golden opportunity to study at the Conservatoire has come at the perfect time and I can’t wait to explore a new depth of creativity at the Conservatoire in London,” he said.
“I can’t let this slip through my fingers. It’s a huge honour and the opportunity of a lifetime and one that I have dreamt of ever since I can remember.”
Visit https://www.backabuddy.co.za/marc-goldberg to donate towards Marc’s studies.