Experience

  • Co-Produced and stars in Drama Mammas (VIA 147)
  • Published “Sê jou sê”, Louw’s second published book
  • NAA launches first International exchange program
  • Official Launch of LALT’s Cape Town branch
  • LALT launches Vocal and Piano classes
  • Louw launches public speaking classes for Adults
  • Official launch of mentorship program and motivational speaking
  • Launches the first ever Broadway2SA Performing Arts camp
  • Travels to the USA for intensive training in Performing Arts
  • National Arts Association reaches 3000+ participation number
  • Launches brand new NAA courses for Adjudication and Educational Theatre
  • 7 Students trained by Louw go through to the ATKV national’s
  • NAA selects its first official board with international partnerships
  • Launch of LALT’s second branch in Alberton
  • Production secretary for KykNet’s ChatNou!
  • Content Writer for KykNet’s ChatNou!
  • Dramatic Arts Teacher for BenHale Christian Academy
  • Live Arts Little Theatre concludes its 150 th show
  • Live Arts Little Theatre rebrands as LALT Theatre House
  • LALT Theatre House introduces first all inclusive Training Centre for Performing Artists
  • Die Van Aardes van Grootoor – Pieter Dirk Uys, Stage Management
  • Die Reviewer launches its App for IOS & Android
  • Content writer for Lumico working on KKNK 2016 Festival content
  • Live Arts Little Theatre brings first International Act, Ceri Dupree, to their stage through VRG Theatrical
  • Acting on Screen Film course
  • Vellies & Feathers 3: The Pink Flamingo – Male lead
  • Fashion reporter for Africa News Network’s FashionMondays on Buzz ANN7
  • Lek Jou Lippe Af (DSTV 137) Reality Cooking Show
  • Get It Magazine cover
  • Die Van Aardes van Grootoor – Pieter Dirk Uys, Stage Management
  • Adjudicatin for various Universities including UJ, TUKS & PUKKE
  • Derde Verdieping, Kersvader en die Skemer Skattejag, Middernag Pretoria (Shortfilm), Pages of Note NAF
  • Freelance Journalist for Media24 at KKNK / Tweesent
  • Appointed as Editorial Journalist for SupermodelsSA
  • Editor in Chief of Die Reviewer
  • Live Arts Little Theatre re-launches with some of the biggest names in the industry
    Starts third Qualification in Christian Based Education
  • 2013 – Die Onbepaalde (shortfilm), Vellies & Feathers 2, Avonture van Tjoekie & Katrien
  • Youngest team-leader for Team SA to Croatia for the European Showdance Union
  • Accepted as a Licentiate Teacher of the SA Drama College
  • At 22 youngest person to open a Theatre in East of Gauteng
  • Live Arts Little Theatre is born and hosts first shows
  • Returned to New York to attend acting classes
  • Pages of Note, Kabous die Skelm Kersfees Kous, Vellies & Feathers
  • Completed Diploma in Speech & Drama
  • Included as member of the South African Drama Guild
  • 2010 – Talent America New York – Third Place Winner Internationally
  • 2010 – Completed qualification in Journalism
  • 7de Laan feature
  • Started adjudicating Eisteddfods and ATKV Redenaars
  • World Acting Champion Los Angeles WCOPA
  • Boksburg Celebrity of the Year Award
  • Published first book: Volmaakte Gebrokenheid
  • Teen Film Critic for Ster-kinekor
  • 2005 – World Acting Champion Los Angeles WCOPA

Biography

Louw Breytenbach is an avid performer and entrepreneur from Johannesburg. Louw’s flair for acting started very early on as he took acting classes from the 6th grade. This paid off tremendously, as the experience he gained from school theatre help him to qualify for the SA team of Performing Arts in 2005. After competing in Los Angeles, USA, in the World Championships at the age of 16, he was awarded with the Over All Performer of the world for age groups 16-24.

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In his final year of High school, he once again went to Los Angeles for acting classes as well as runway training from Michael Madox and regained his title as World Champion for age groups 16-24. As part of the prize he won a partial bursary for the New York School of Film and Television. For this he was awarded the Boksburg 5 Celebrity of the Year Award in the Arts category. In 2007 his first book, Volmaakte Gebrokenheid, was also published, a collection of poetry and short stories written when he was 17 and published shortly before his 18th birthday.

In 2008 he completed the advanced Film & TV course offered Brumilda van Rensburg. In 2009 at the SA Championships of performing arts he was awarded Grand Champion
Male Model and as part of his prize won a guest appearance on 7de Laan. In the same year he was cast in add campaigns for FNB Varsity Cup. In 2010 he went to New York
to compete in the Talent America showcase hosted by Jane Eastwood. Here he won the GQ-look award as well as the acting performer of the year award. In 2011 he completed his three year Drama Licentiate Diploma at the top of his class from the South African Drama College. In 2012 he returned to New York for acting classes with
Ron Milky (I Know What You Did Last Summer). In the same year he was chosen to be part of the elite South African Drama Guild and RAB (Raad van Afrikaanse Beoordelaars). Upon returning from New York, he was seen in Pages of Note, a 1940’s period-drama, which was performed at Krêkvars Festival (University of Pretoria). This production, was re-written and under direction of Jennis Williamson, was seen at the 2014 Fringe-Grahamstown National Arts Festival. In December of 2012 Louw was cast as Wilmpie in a children’s Theatre production of Kabous die Skelm Kerfeeskous directed by Elana Heyns.

Stoute Posbus Produksies renewed his contract for the second production in 2013 of Die Avonture van Tjoekie en Katrien an education children’s production which was performed at various Afrikaans schools across South Africa. Louw continued with Stoute Posbus Produksies in three other comedy cabaret shows Vellies & Feathers and
Vellies & Feathers: Bigger is better, and in 2015, Vellies & Feathers: The Pink Flamingo where he played the lead character. He was also the co-writer of these productions. Louw was the male lead in the student short film Die Onbepaalde directed by Anna van Achtenberg as well as the male lead in the 2014 short film Midnight Pretoria. Continuous training in film and television also includes a film workshop by Acting On Screen with Jaques Bessenger. With his ongoing self-published works throughout the years and certificates in journalism and creative writing he was asked by Media24 to work at “Tweesent” (a KKNK-festival website) as journalist to review shows in 2014. This also launched the newly formed initiative of Die Reviewer, a social media-entertainment website of which he is the founder and Editor in Chief. February 2014 brought along fashion shoots with renowned photographer, Karl van Heerden and Chilipix and was placed as the face of the clothing line Lablewhore.

In May 2014 he was seen in the self-written show Die Derde Verdieping alongside Zoricke Snyman showcased at LALT and The Playhouse (Potchefstroom). 2015 also brought along the productions of Kersvader en Die Skemer Skattejag. Louw at the end of 2015 is seen as freelance Fashion Journalist on Africa News Networks entertainment program, BUZZ, as special expert and guest of #FashionMondays, and writes freelance for online publication SupermodelsSA. He also forms part of VIA TV’s (DSTV 147) brand new reality cooking show LEK JOU LIPPE AF alongside his team mate, Stephan Potgieter who is one of the four main contestants in this show where celebrities and models have a 12 week cook-off to see who will turn their flops into culinary masterpieces.

In 2016 Louw was the owner of the intimate theatre venue, Live Arts Little Theatre, his own Cabaret Theatre Venue for up and coming artist and performers, it doubled as a drama school which has been successfully run since 2012 and now boasts with 120 students. 2016 brought along new adventures as Louw took on Stage Management at Theatre on The Bay for the Pieter Dirk Uys musical, Die Van Aardes Van Grootoor.

In 2017 Live Arts Little Theatre rebranded as the LALT Theatre House after completing 150 shows since 2012. The new adventure meant that special focus could now be placed on the educational side of the dramatic arts. He took on the role as Head of the Drama Department at BenHale Christian Academy, while still working part time for ChatNOU! (KykNET) as production secretary and content writer for a two-hour daily live broadcast for two seasons. In 2018 Louw set his sights on international partnership with the Serenbe Playhouse of Atlanta, launching the first ever Broadway2SA camp after intensive training overseas. The programme launched by Breytenbach is now a celebrated exchange programme which mentors young students in the performing arts sphere. This lead to a greater call for training where his company, the National Arts Association, launched several intensive training programs and courses aimed at the development of the performing arts.

At the start of 2019 Louw published the Afrikaans book “Sê jou sê” after the successful completion of the co-produced television program Drama Mammas (VIA147) in which Louw also stars. This was also the birth of LALT Theatre House’s Cape Town branch and the development of a musical theatre section, as LALT now also hosts Vocal and Piano classes on a weekly basis. Apart from teaching, content writing and coaching Louw also does motivational speaking at various schools and runs various performing arts programs to promote and enhance performing arts within the community.