Meet the owner of OCA Acting studio and casting agency.

Shaun Stander

Instructor, Acting Coach ,Casting Director, Model Coach, Model Agent, Event coordinator and promotions 

Originally founded by Angela Valverde-Riekert, who is an American from Sacramento, California who brought over almost three decades of experience in the entertainment industry to South Africa. She first stepped on stage at the age of seven and has been in practically every aspect of the industry since those early years. (Acting, Singing, Stunts, Stand in, Body double, Voice Over’s, and Music Writing, etc.) She started her singing career as a young protégée for the famous Dan Truhitte who starred in the film “The Sound of Music” as the young Rolf, and ever since found her passion in the arts.


OCA Acting Studio was created over 8 years ago here in Durban to encourage and help those who want a career in the Industry; and even help those who are shy and just need the self-confidence to get ahead on life! 

Shaun Stander has now taken the reigns as Angela has taken the huge leap back to her home in Sacramento where she will continue with her passion to teach and will have strong ties to the OCA, making this agency one of the few agencies with international connections.

Our classes range for all ages 4 years of age all the way to adults 99+. Acting is for any age, it’s never too late or too early! It's for everyone!

With Shaun's background in modeling, acting, dancing, singing and choreography, with over 19 years experience, he is the perfect fit to take the OCA forward and continue the legacy created by Angela. We look forward to welcoming new students and talent onto the books and working closely with our sister company, Mobile Model Management to offer services beyond anything else in the region and therefore becoming a full house agency. 

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