Jessica Overton and Luis Javier (both from South African Mzansi Ballet) in Satanella (Le Diable Amoureux or Love and Hell)
Jessica Overton was born in Johannesburg and started ballet lessons at age three. She matriculated at Reddham House School receiving a distinction in dance. Jessica was a member of the Johannesburg Youth Ballet for four years. She then joined The South African Ballet Theatre’s Academy. Jessica has performed in several SABT productions including Janice Honeyman’s pantomime Pinocchio, The Nutcracker, Balletomania!, Swan Lake and The Sleeping Beauty. Currently with South African Mzansi Ballet.
Luis Javier Fuentes Bermudez de Castro is a graduate of the prestigious Escuela Nacional de Ballet de Cuba in Havana, having completed his studies in 2006. He has performed Soloist and Principal roles in ballets such as Le Corsaire, Don Quixote, Coppélia, Swan Lake, Romeo & Juliet and Giselle. Currently with South African Mzansi Ballet.
Photos by Jack Devant with kind permission of the IBBC, special thanks to Marina Seiko and Regina Kaupuza.