Jacqui Du Toit

About the Artist

Born and raised in South Africa, Jacqui Du Toit is known for her animated stories from the mother land. By combining gestures, movement, singing, facial expressions, and dramatic impersonations that spark the audience, Jacqui knows how to captivate the audience with more than just words. She is the co-owner of The Origin Arts and Community Centre.

I have witnessed an increase in examples of collaborations, creations, connections between cultures, heritages, and experiences, and being proud of your culture and heritage.

— Jacqui Du Toit

Artist's Programs

Curriculum Links

Explore aspects of African culture; active listening skills; empathy; plot, character, rhythm, story structure, and narrative arc; cultural inclusion; myth and legend; non-verbal communication, mime, gesture, oral language and storytelling.

Artistic Disciplines

Drama, Literary Arts


Black, Culturally Diverse, Person of Colour, Women+


Children ages 5 - 11, Children ages 12 - 18, Seniors, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Language Proficiency


People love this artist

Thank you for giving our families a fun and interactive storytelling evening. I could see that everyone had a great time.

— Shelly

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