Our Team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  ELSUBIE VERLINDEN

Director 


Mr Bones 2, Binnelanders, Egoli, Scandal alongside International productions for BBC and Bollywood. Founder of Just You, Verlinden eats, sleeps & breathes entertainment, with 18 years of involvement in the industry, her credentials span from some of SA’s biggest film and television productions by the likes of:

She has earned her stripes as being South Africa’s Exclusive agent for New York Film Academy and the South African Director for the ARTS International Expo (Orlando, FL).
Her skills are not only measured practically but educationally as well, with the following certificates and qualifications: Int/Runway, Choreography (Runway, Fashion), Judging, Tv Commercial, Soap Opera, Photographic Modeling, Part Modeling and Print. 

Elsubie has a passion for the entertainment industry and certainly one for making artists dreams come true. 


   

JEFF VERLINDEN
Managing Director

 


Jeff Verlinden (Bsc.Hons Biochemistry) Manages the team at Just You Model and Artist Management after coming from a corporate pharmaceutical background. Assisting young talented artist with their dreams sparked great interest for Jeff and his journey with Just You Model and Artist Management began in 2013.

In June 2014 Jeff assisted a group of artist and models who attended the ARTS Convention in Orlando Florida.

 

Jeff assisted a local Pretoria model Ju-Mari with her Agency callback session in New York and got her internationally signed and represented by a New York based Agency which resulted in her booking New York Fashion Week.

 

Based on prior management of corporate teams he works on ensuring that the Team at JUST YOU goes the extra mile to deliver measurable results.

 

As an artist Jeff has been the face for brands such as NISSAN, ABSA (BARCLAYS) and Medshield.



SAM WILLIAMS  
Head Booker
 

(Just You Model and Artist Management "Agency") 

 

 

Sam started her first degree in photography while working for a project management company where she also gained a project management certificate and experience in event management and marketing.

During this period she also ran her own events company for live music in and around Johannesburg until she achieved her first national diploma, which lead her to begin studying her international diploma in photography.

It was soon after this that Sam began working for the Fashion line Dore and gained an excessive amount of knowledge in fashion and modeling. After a year Sam opened her own studio and specialized in Model Portfolios and events, working large scale events such as Mrs. South Africa and Dore.  

Sam in now the head booker and scout for Just You Talent agency and holds 2 photography degrees specializing in portraits and conceptual.  


 

NERISHA BALKARAN
Agency Booker
 

(Just You Model and Artist Management "Agency") 

 

“It was only on stage that I truly lived” ~ Nerisha

Nerisha Balkaran is originally from the friendly city of Port Elizabeth. Her qualifications include ND Journalism, Human Resources Management, Project Management and is a qualified Indian Classical Dancer with extensive experience in other genres including Bollywood, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Pole Dancing and Aerial Silks. She graduated from Geetanjali Academy of the Arts, where she received accolades for Most Dedicated Dancer and Best Dancer.

She was the founder of her own company called Triya Dance Company (PE based), and has performed at many cultural, corporate and government events, and has participated in many dance festivals namely PE Harbour festival, Splash festival, PE Opera House Dance Festival and the Grahamstown Eisteddfod. She also competed at the National Pole Trix Competition 2016 where she received a gold medal for her performance. Some of the highlights of her dancing career was performing for and meeting Nelson Mandela, and travelling to Chennai, India in 2005 to study dance over a period of 3 months.

Since relocating to Johannesburg in 2014 she joined Oriental Fire Entertainment as a dancer and has also been pursuing an acting career through Just You Model and Artist Management. TVC’s include Hornbach, Go Daddy, Nedbank, Rand Merchant Bank, JC Le Roux and Hunters Dry. She has also worked with some local celebrities such as Carlo McFarlane, Danine Naidoo and Christopher Japhta.

 


 

ELOUISE JANSE VAN RENSBURG  
Director of Admissions for IATS

(Just You Model and Artist Management)

 

With being in the Industry for the past 7 years scouting,

Elouise is currently the Director of Admissions and National Talent Scout for The International ARTS Talent Showcase.

Elouise has also been part of the forefront television industry by making appearances in the following commercials and productions:

Wild at Heart – Hallmark Production

Vodacom Soccer World Cup TV Commercial

Telkom Soccer World Cup TV Commercial

Binnelanders, 7de Laan and occasionally Judging for Miss Summer Heat.

With training in Modeling and have attended workshops in Theatre and ARTS, Elouise keeps making sure that her knowledge of the industry is up to date, to share and guide young hopefuls.


 

LENUS PRETORIUS

Talent Scout 

 

 

 

 

Being at the ARTS Convention in Orlando Florida himself, Lenus Pretorius has been on multiple National and International sets including “ Queen of Katwe” the new Disney Film alongside Oscar winning actress, Lupita Nyongo. Other sets include Granola, Vodacom, RMB and many others, including South African Singer/ Songwriter Gerhard Steyn’s Music Video “Afrikaanse Meisies”.

Falling in love with the entertainment industry at the age of 14, Lenus is a Singer, Songwriter, Model and an Actor. Having walked many Fashion runway events, winning Top Model South Africa Free State in 2015 and meeting up with several Industry Professionals and Modeling agency’s such as Click Model Management, World Top Tokyo and Wilhelmina Modeling agency in New York City, Lenus has a keen and professional understanding of what it takes to be a successful Model and Artist.

Lenus is Talent Scout for Just You Model and Artist Management and being an artist himself is able to see true potential in other eager artist wanting to be in the entertainment industry.


 

LAWRENCE PASSENS

Dancing Instructor

(Just You Training Academy)

 

Lawrence Passens is a Dancer, teacher and choreographer who has greatly impacted the dance scene in South Africa. Lawrence specializes in the performing aspects of creating and improving the visuals put together by artist specializing in movement. , Lawrence has choreographed for productions and musicals but is most noted for as an energetic performer and memorable entertainer. One of his most Highlighted moments in his career was when he placed 14th in the World at Hip Hop Dance to Las Vegas World Championship and valiant effort for a first try he reckons.

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HILGARD BRANDT 

Modeling Teacher / Talent Scout

 

Hilgard achieved the highest performance awards from Agents, Casting Directors, Managers, Record Labels and Producers at the International ARTS Convention, Orlando Florida, USA.  Based on my level of experience and abilities in the performing ARTS, I received a “Lifetime Award”, offering full exposure to agents and casting at the ARTS for as long as he deems it necessary to gain additional exposure and networking.

 I bring a “triple threat” to the stage; acting, dancing and modeling, therefore, garnering interest from industry agents, castings, managers and producers worldwide in the near future.

 I have walked the runway for several designers but more recently I have showcase/modeled for Craig Jacobs (founder of Fundudzi), Rogue men’s wear and N.O.T.E (Not From This Earth) fashion designs.

 I have the acted in a 3rd year film as lead, called Pretty as a Portrait. I have appear on several TV commercials as characters for brands such Outsurances, Granola, Cadbury, etc. 

 

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