Profile: Dr Lelia Bester

Dr Lelia Bester

Dr Bester holds a PhD in in Drama and Film Studies (2020). She is a Professional Lessac Voice, Speech and Body Trainer (2019) and a qualified Neethling Brain Instrument Practitioner (2013). She is a film, television and radio performer and renowned casting director. 

Selected creative work and academic output:

Actor, Commercials: Lekkeslaap (2021)

Actor (lead), Radio Drama: Het van Verlangekraal (2022); Sien Jou Weer Gister (2021); Beproewing (2018). 

Actor, Film and Television: Binnelanders (2016), Donkerland (2012), Wolwedans in die Skemer (2012). 

Actor, Theatre: Mis (2009-2012)

Casting Director, Film and Television: Fiela se Kind (2019), Vir die Voëls (2016), Ballade vir 'n Enkeling (2015)

Bester, L. 2021. The five levels of structure. Lessac Training and Research Institute Meeting. 22-08-2021. 

Bester, L. 2021. Panel discussion: Introduction to Performing Arts and Film in South Africa. Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá and University of Pretoria. 19-04-2021. Online.

Bester, L. 2015. The use of Lessac’s four levels of communication for performance altering in various media. Lessac Training and Research Institute International Conference. 05-12-2015. Pretoria, South Africa.


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