What We Do
Cleo Notcutt - CEO & Founder
Cleo is a young, motivated, versatile dancer who started to dance in her mother’s dance studio. Her training covered many dance styles ‐ hip hop, jazz, contemporary, tap, musical theatre and South African styles like pantsula, kwaito and gumboot dancing.
She started teaching dance to others from a very young age and this desire to improve herself and others has led her to studying the styles of the great performers, attending workshops of recognised visiting experts and working for many choreographers, dance teachers, local and international artists and dance companies who perform in diverse styles. She believes that one can and should always learn something new from each different experience.
She loves performing ‐ on stage, in a show, on TV, at corporate functions, at competitions and this led to her becoming a top 16 finalist in the SATV show “So You Think You Can Dance”. Cleo has put shows together (eg Cape Town’s Most Wanted) and works hard at creating opportunities for dancers ‐ even designing an extra‐mural performance training programme for by the Sport and Recreation Department for secondary schools facing challenges.
She represented South Africa twice at the Las Vegas World Hip Hop Championships and put together and trained various dance groups (one of them 7 years old) for competitions overseas. She led a dance tour with a young group of dancers from a mixture of backgrounds ‐ to Amsterdam, Paris, New York, Washington DC and finally Orlando for an International Hip Hop Convention.
Cleo studied at the Broadway Dance Centre, winning the “Outstanding Student Award” after being there for only 3 months. She performed a kwaito piece and was asked to teach kwaito to her class and choreographed a piece which became a hit as part of their final “Performance Project”.
She has continued to reach new heights while being outsourced and on demand to choreograph for many top South African artists for their stage performances and music videos as well as working as the Assistant Choreographer for international Warner Brother movie “Cinderella Live” in 2016.
Owner of local company “Triple C.” The values being “Connect, Create Collaborate” with dynamic international dance ground and through this she will strive to reach her desires and dreams for the future of the broader dance industry to grow in South Africa.
Triple C has run many projects since launching in March 2013 such as; bringing international dance pioneer, Brian Green, down from New York to extend his knowledge and host workshops in Cape Town and Johannesburg, “You Are Your Style” documentary that was filmed in New York by Cleo and screened twice in Cape Town and one in Johannesburg, Chain Reaction which is a series of expressive and creative workshops and sessions for all dancers, “Groove With Us” touring workshops that travelled with 3 professional dancers along South Africa and putting together Cape Towns Most Wanted at Artscape Theatre, one of Cape Towns biggest theatres, with all the best hip hop crews in Cape Town.
She currently works alongside Kyle Lewis, one of South Africa’s acclaimed “best directors” in film, for choreography for music videos with some of the best South African artists such as Riky Rick, Khuli Chana, Cassper Nyovest, Nasty C, Anati, iFani and Grammy Awards winner flutist Wouter Kellerman
Her recent work of 2017 has pushed to international grounds. She was a dancer on Castle Lite Unlocks Tour, Johannesburg and Limpopo 2017, opening for International artist Travis Scott and Bryson Tyler.
She was also selected as a core dancer and cheerleader in Universal Studios franchise movie “Bring It On 6.” and dancer in UK Pop-star music video- Mollie King. Her latest achievement was chosen as the choreographer for some scenes in the British NETFLEX series “Troy” 2017
She continues to train, learn, grow and try to connect cultures, dance worlds and people together through this continually expanding her own experience.
Sipho Didiza - Administration
Sipho is an established, dedicated dancer hailing from Pretoria. While his dance career may have only begun in 2009, Sipho has been blessed to have received training from the performing arts company ‘Count Of Eight’ which covers training in all disciplines of hip hop. Sipho is an enthusiastic performer acrross the board, including theatre productions, television programmes, dance competitions and corporate events. His versatility and performance has led to him being invited on E-tv’s dance hit show ‘Step Up, Step Out’ as a guest choreographer as well as an him performing in SA idols 2012 as a lead dancer in the top 6 showstopper week. Sipho’s dance journey took an upward jolt when he was invited to tour Los Angeles and New York with ‘Source Dance’ and received further dance training alongside some of Americas top choreographers and teachers and had the rare privilage to perform with Britney Spears and award winning choreographer Andre Fountes, in ‘Choreographers Carnival’, LA.
Sipho has primarily been recognized for his outstanding knowledge in streetdance hip hop and as a result has been involved in judging many competitions such as Sout African Dance Teachers’ Association, South African hip hop’s ‘Dance to Las Vegas’, TDA (Cape Town’s dance eisteddfod), Heal the Hood’s ‘Hip hop Indaba’ and ‘African Battle Cry’, and Royal Fam Kings’ ‘Grand championships’.
As an accomplished teacher, Sipho’s time working for ‘Studio Swindle’ has opened up many choreography opportunities for him; in particular choregraphing a video by Albertoss called ‘Touch Me’ which was then nominated for an Ibiza Award. Sipho also works as a dancer/lifestyle model for Ice Genetics Model Agency and has appeared in various television commercials such as RCS, Coca Cola, Jumia Nigeria, Ecobank, Samsung galaxy, Visaphone, ITV2 and Camay between the years 2011-2014.
Sipho’s ventures in 2015 include dancing for South African Breweries Corporate and appearances in the MTN TV commercial and the Lexus TV commercial where he starred as the lead dancer. He has been invited to judge at ‘Bring Back The Groove’ and SADTA competitions, as well as working as the assisting coordinator for the very popular ‘Cape Town’s Most Wanted’ dance show. His latest achievement is the earning a role in the upcoming movie Honey 3 as a core dancer.