South African born and bred, Barbara-Anne has been a performance artist her whole life.  She grew up in Durban KwaZulu-Natal.  She started ballet at 3 years of age, and played MARIA in the her high school production of WEST SIDE STORY and then went on to study performing arts and contemporary dance at Technikon Natal.  Here she played lead roles in many plays and dance productions such as ANTIGONE,  STORY OF AN AFRICAN FARM, THE BALCONY and DIE VAN AARDES VAN GROOTOOR.  During this time she was cast in professional productions directed by Garth Anderson playing CARLA in KENNEDY'S CHILDREN as well as a lead in the anti-apartheid political satire BLONDE SISTERS.


Relocating to Johannesburg after her studies, she was cast as the toe tapping LITTLE GOODIE TWO-SHOES in John Rothman's rock opera SHOCK ROCK where she performed with S.A. music legends Mara Louw, Eugene Havenga and Peter Taylor. Following this, Barbara-Anne was thrilled to work under the direction of masters of farce Rex Garner and Tammy Bonnell in Pieter Toerin's BIRDS OF PARADISE.


Barbara-Anne's first independent stage show as writer and director in the mid 1980's was a dark drama 'ALL HAS HAPPENED BEFORE & WILL HAPPEN AGAIN', followed by her quirky musical revue  'THE LADY IS A VAMP'.' Barbara-Anne was delighted when her debut shows received rave reviews by public and critics alike.  


After working as a cabaret artist on International Cruise Liners and on the Sun International Cabaret Circuit for three years, Barbara-Anne went on to write the stunning and dark musical STAGE FRIGHT, followed by her very successful 60’s & 70’s hit musical production FEELIN’ GROOVY.  


In 1993, Barbara-Anne began her work as a Performance Arts Facilitator for Group and Team Building Events.  Over the last three decades, she has developed her own unique brand of combining the Performance Arts with Body Percussion and Poetry.  At these events she focuses on the development of key personal and social skills such as enhanced verbal, visual and physical memory skills as well as improved aural perception linked to language development.  She continues to do this exciting and fun work, and has a host of corporate clients who after completing her team building activities have a better understanding of each other's strengths, weaknesses and interests.  This new understanding helps the groups to work even better together for the future progress vital to any company.


In 2002 Barbara-Anne realized a life-long dream, by opening her own supper theatre which she called THE STAGE DOOR THEATRE, in Melville, Johannesburg.  Here she wrote and produced her popular shows: MEN ARE FROM BARS, PIANO MAN and MEN BEHAVING BADLY. She also provided a valuable platform to new bands and comedians, and  ran the weekend DRAMATIC PAWS drama school for children, and staged her first original children's play VICKY AND THE WISHING HAT.


During this time Barbara-Anne also appeared in cameo roles in various South African TV dramas. Over the years she has become an accomplished voice over artist for T.V. and radio.


In 2009 Barbara-Anne embarked on her career as a solo performer and wrote the extremely popular and very funny hit show CASUAL SAX, which she followed up with her second one woman show SAX APPEAL.


In 2017, she wrote her first children's book "A Family Just Like Mine"  which has been published by Summertime Publishers U.K. in February 2018.  She is currently working on an exciting poetry initiative with young adults and teenagers around the world titled The Ship Of Fools,  as well as writing her second children's book.