Mikah Jaye Smith has already packed in some serious professional theatre credits, and can safely be described as a “triple threat” – she acts, dances and sings, and in her attitude to each challenge she displays maturity beyond her years. Mikah’s professional theatre debut was as the narrator of Peter Rabbit, performed in the People’s Theatre at the Joburg Theatre in 2009. In 2014, after a rigorous audition process, Mikah landed the coveted role of Gretel Von Trapp in the Johannesburg tour of Rogers & Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music, staged at the Pieter Torien Theatre. Mikah’s most recent foray into theatre was in July 2015, when she joined the star-studded ensemble cast of Born To Perform, produced by Stageworx at the Lyric Theatre. Mikah sang a solo of Gaveroche’s song “Little People” from Les Miserables that evening. Mikah has also appeared on television, with a cameo in the SABC2 Youth miniseries Snake Park, produced by Darrell Roodt, and has done a South African voiceover for the Disney channel. Mikah has been training in dance and musical theatre since the age of five. Because she is passionate about performing and wants to be a professional, she dedicates her afternoons and weekends to her training. She attends ballet, modern, tap, performance theatre, TV performance classes and singing classes. Recently, Mikah joined a contemporary dance class that includes acrobatics. She has received various awards for drama, singing and academic excellence. Mikah is in Grade 5 at Crawford Preparatory, Benmore, Johannesburg, where she studies drama, ballet and singing, on top of the demanding academic curriculum And as if all that were not enough, Mikah participates in every singing, dancing and drama Eisteddfod and school play possible, so that she can hone her skills. Mikah obviously loves dancing, singing, acting but she’s also an avid reader, a talented artist and a fan of One Direction. Her mother says she specializes in talking constantly. She is fascinated by science experiments, especially those which involve making your own bath and soap concoction.