Hi and welcome to my little space on the Internet!
Allow me to introduce myself, my name is Ursula Botha and I’m an actress living in South Africa.
My aim is to create work that uplifts others, whether that is through entertainment, my lecturing/teachings, vlogging or writing.
I was raised in a household of strong and fearless women. The first words my mother taught me to say was: “never take no for an answer”. Till today these words are engrained in my bones. My mother raised my sisters and I to believe that we can achieve anything we put our minds to, while being 100% unapologetic about who you are.
As a child I was extremely shy. No, actually I was painfully shy. My mom had a grand plan to get me out of my shell by sending me to drama classes. Her plan worked as I discovered the power of escaping into imaginary worlds and creating characters from my wildest imaginations. Consequently, since the age of 8 I’ve been performing on stage whether it was for school concerts or national Eistedford’s. I soon discovered my love and passion for performance that I still carry with me today.
I’ve experienced the transformational power of drama in my life. This is something that I want to share with others. When I find myself on set of a TV show- I love to witness how the characters formulate a story that the audience can relate to and make discoveries with. I also love to teach the principles of drama to my students and to see how the freedom of expression uplifts them and unlocks their talents. It is a continuous process of learning, growing and discovering.
People often comment about the difficulties of choosing a career as an actress. I agree that it is a very strange career that comes with its highs and lows. However, I believe that we measure success by the amount of fun we’re having. On this journey it is my goal to expand and grow as much as I can, while laughing and playing along the way.