B.A. Drama – University of Pretoria (2007) Brumilda Van
Rensburg Acting Academy (2008)
Acting, Singing, Dancing, Juggling, Kickboxing, Rifle and
handgun shooting, Horseback riding
Merieke graduated with a BA in Drama from the University
of Pretoria (2007). She has
been selected as a member of the Golden Key Honour Society
– extended to the top 15% of university students in all fields
of study, based on their academic achievements.
Merieke received additional acting training with Brumildä
van Rensburg at the Brumilda Van Rensburg
Academy. She has completed the Advanced Acting Course
presented by Brumilda herself, as well as
well-known names in the entertainment industry.
Merieke has worked as a presenter on two KykNET
programmes, Towertuin and Peekiboo (2008). She has also
enjoyed playing a lead role in a Debonairs television
Merieke had the privilege to join Franz Marx Films in 2009.
She was cast in the role of Leandrie de Lange in the daily
teleserial, Egoli – Place of Gold. During her time at Egoli, she
enjoyed working with talented directors such as Bobby
Heaney, Bromley Cawood and Gert van Niekerk. She has
acted opposite some of the country’s top actors and actresses
such as Shaleen-Surti Richards, Christine Basson, Brumildä
van Rensburg and Eckard Rabe, to name a few.
Merieke has played the lead role in a short film, Auditions
(2011) and acted opposite Anel Alexander in the film Wolf
Wolf, showcased at the kykNET Silwerskerm Film Festival
during 2012 and the Mzansi Film Festival during 2014.
Merieke has a black belt in Kickboxing and represented
South Africa at the Kickboxing World Championships in the
USA. The event was attended by legendary kickboxer, Chuck
Norris. Merieke enjoys a healthy and active lifestyle. She
works out on a daily basis and especially enjoys doing Dance
Cardio. Merieke had some training in Modern Dancing, as
well as Latin American Ballroom Dancing. She also received
three years of Movement & Choreography training during
her time as a Drama student at Tuks.
Acting is Merieke’s main passion and she is looking forward
to portray many more memorable characters in the years to