Welcome to HMT talented team members

Directors & Head of Departments

Louise Mels

Head of Ladies Modeling Department

Louise started out at a model at Signiorette Modeling school from 1982 to 1984.

She has done numerous courses over the years.  Telephone Ethics, Sowing, Estate Agent, 2 year Bible School at Abundant Life Ministries, International Catwalk Trainer Course, Hannon Make-up and Skincare and read hundreds of motivational and self-help books.

“The most important book I am reading and learning from, is God’s Word”.

Louise Mels

Jason Mels

Head of Mens Modeling Department

Jason has done modeling since he turned 14.  He’s achievements are Face of Riverside, Top Scorer, Mr Personality, Finalist of National Model of the Year, represent SA in New York for IMTA, won two gold and one silwer medal at IMTA.

He played in the soap Binnelanders and was semi actor in several films.  He has experience in promotional work for different companies, Vodacom, Innibos 2013, 2014 and was barman at Mr Mathew Phosa’s 60th birthday.

He was also a barman at the Mbombela Stadium for rugby and soccer matches.  Jason has received his certificate for International Trainer for Men in Catwalk in 2015.


Annette Engelbrecht

Head of Acting Department

Fourie De Klerk

Fourie De Klerk

Head of Dancing Department

De Klerk, Fourie started taking dance lessons in 1988 at Ginger's Dance Club in Pretoria.

In 1991 he qualified as a dance teacher with honours at Dancewell Dance Studio's also in Pretoria.  In 1997 he opened his own studio in Capital Park and also organised the Gauteng Social Dance Championships in 1997, where he became the 1997 Professional Gauteng American Rhythm (Latin) Champion and was a finalist in the American Smooth (Ballroom) category with his partner Jacki Salk.

In 1999 he moved to the Lowveld and started teaching dancing on a part-time basis in White River.  In 2000 his studio participated in the SA Diamond star Championships and all his students received placings. He and his partner Suzette won the title of 2000 SA Diamond Star Ballroom-, Latin American &  Showdance Champions. A title that was successfully defended in 2001. In 2011 five of his students were entered into the Gauteng Social Dance Championships and one couple won the Bronze Junior Ballroom and Latin sections.

The other four entered in the Pro-Am sections and all were finalists. In 2013 he was the trainer of the Bronze Teen Sections winner and last year his student Sanette Mattheus won the Bronze American Smooth Ballroom and American Rhythm Latin sections at the SADTA National Championships.

Dancetique Dance Studio is a member of SADTA's (SA Dance Teachers Association) & SADF's (SA Dance Foundation) social faculty.

Sharnè Mostert

Head of Musical Department

She has done Gr6 and Gr8 Vocal grades through Trinity College in London. (Gr8 is the highest practical qualification available in any instrument).

She did her LRSL level 6 Diploma in Music Education also through Trinity College in London.  Her piano and music theory qualification was done through Unisa.

With Vocal training she does: pitch, tone, resonance, breathing, diction, mic control, performance technique, projection.

Sharne Mostert

Other Team Members

Riana Laesecke
David Hillicks
Daleen Hillicks

Riana Laesecke

Personal Assistant / Toddler Trainer

Riana has been a personal assistant for twelve years.

She assists with clients and is an expert with computers.  Riana has done her training as a Toddler Trainer and is currently training the introduction to modeling classes for toddlers and primary school children.

David Hillicks

Part-Time Men’s Trainer

David has been a model for seven years.

Had the opportunity to attend IMTA in New York and received several medals, certificates and call backs.  David has a teachers certificate in modeling and is currently assisting in training.

Daleen Hillicks

Makeup Artist

Trained as a beauty advisor and group manager for make up and skincare products.

Received a Hannon silver and gold certificate in Hannon make up.  Recently done a refresher workshop on Hannon Make up and skincare.  Several years practical experience in this area.

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Corlia Swartz

TC Hillicks

Director of Maintenance

TC Hillicks is a director at HMT.  He is also the “handy man” and keep the studio in perfect condition.  TC has extensive knowledge in building and additions to buildings.  He is a jack of all trades and no problem is too bid to handle.  TC is also the studio’s local sound and light engineer.

Corlia Swartz

Emalahleni HMT Trainer

Corlia completed her catwalk teachers certificate early in 2016 and has just completed her Introduction to Modelling for Toddlers and Primary School Children.  She is the HMT Area Teacher in Emalahleni.  She is certified in Hannon make-up and skincare.

Tom Mels

Studio Maintenance

Tom is a husband and father but is not shy to do the maintenance at the studio.  He is working with TC until late in the night to help out in the studio.  Tom also is the studio’s local photographer.

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