Our Staff

Eunice Geustyn

Executive Head

What do you love about your job?
I love sharing knowledge and skills with a new generation and then seeing them go on to successful careers.
Describe yourself 
Organised Creative Dedicated

egeustyn@ruthprowse.co.za

helga pieterse

administration

What do you  love about your job?
I love the diversity of staff and students
Describe yourself
Understanding, great with people

admin@ruthprowse.co.za

ilona mccallum

reception and marketing

What do you love about your job?
The creative energy at RPSA and the amazing staff and students
Describe yourself
Creative, social, passionate

reception@ruthprowse.co.za

bellina mokoqama

librarian and outreach

What do you love about your job?
I love my books and interacting with people and growing academically
Describe yourself
Ambitious, humorous, hard-working

lynette bester

head of fine art

What do you love about your job?
The challenge that each individual student presents in terms of discovery and unlocking their potential.
Describe yourself 
Thinking, caring, chameleon

lbester@ruthprowse.co.za

Safia Salaam

head of jewellery design

What do you love about your job?
I love being inspired by students who see their education as a gateway to new adventures
Describe yourself 
Inspired, fun-loving

ssalaam@ruthprowse.co.za

jackie ruth murray

head of graphic design and photography

What do you love about your job?
That feeling of contentment when I see students connect with the medium of photography to make sense of our world.
Describe yourself 
Curly freckled face

jmurray@ruthprowse.co.za

michelle liao

lecturer

What do you love about your job?
I love having the freedom to create whatever I wish everyday and the opportunity to nurture others to find their inner creative spirit.
Describe yourself
Little Asian person

Richard Mudariki

Lecturer

What do you love about your job?
I love the ability to create new ideas and worlds that represent reality in a completely different way​.
Describe yourself
Creative, professional, integrity​

Marise George

Lecturer

What do you love about your job?
I love that I can walk a personal road with each student to help them reach their full potential and find their voice in design and in life. When they flourish I am successful.
Describe yourself
Creative, problem solver

connor cullinan

lecturer

What do you love about your job?
I love the old world ambience of Ruth Prowse, and the small class sizes, which allows for one to one tuition.
Describe yourself
Creative, inquisitive, hard-working

Cecilia Solis

LECTURER

What do you love about your job?
I love to see year after year that if one stays open and positive, miracles do happen in class. Doors open. It is never too late.
Describe yourself
Confident, open, believe in miracles!

david hewitt

lecturer

What do you love about your job?
It’s a privilege to inspire and equip others to share my professional and personal life joys and successes in photography.
Describe yourself
Passionate, technical, perfectionist

Mernette Swartz

lecturer

What do you love about your job?
There's always room to be inquisitive, to create, to think further and wilder, to dream and be in awe.
Describe yourself
Live. Abundantly. Repeat

Colijn strydom

lecturer

What do your love about your job?
I love teaching painting because the students are incredibly inspirational and I get to think about art all day long.
Describe yourself
Passionate, committed, kind

seema allie

lecturer

What do you love about your job?
It reminds me of why I decided to pursue my profession. The best part however is that I get to interact with the future generations of creatives.
Describe yourself
Intuitive, resilient, caring 

aurelien brandt

lecturer

What do you love about your job?
To be able to be a part of inspiring creative minds to conjure beauty out of nothing but thoughts.
Describe yourself
Passionate, creative, resilient 

lynne avis

lecturer

What do you love about your job?
I love the idea of teaching because I can introduce students to wild jewellery.
Describe yourself
Work in progress

Brett Seiler

Lecturer

What do you love about your job?
I love sitting with students, giving time for each other to voice their opinions and ideas and thoughts of what the lesson entailed.
Describe yourself
Researcher, finder, organizer

Ilana de Jager

Lecturer

What do you love about your job?
Sitting in a room full of ambitious creative minds, brimming with ideas and excitement, is an enriching experience for me. I love that I can share my knowledge and learn as I teach as well.
Describe yourself
Tenacious, humorous, imaginative

zelda weber

lecturer

What do you love about your job?
Helping students that come from disadvantaged backgrounds and seeing them grow creatively and intellectually.
Describe yourself
Problem solver, team player, patient

paul birchall

lecturer

What do you love about your job?
The satisfaction of seeing the moment when somebody gets the bigger picture and uses it
Describe yourself
Optimistic, creative, funny