– ABOUT DAVID BLOCH –

"Creativity comes from a conflict of ideas" – Donatella Versace

Born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa, David trained at the Technikon Pretoria Dance and Musical Theatre Department, attaining a Diploma with distinctions in both acting and singing. He has performed in most mediums within the entertainment field and was selected to represent SA at the 1999 World Championships of the Performing Arts in Los Angeles, where he took top honours in the acting and singing categories.

Highlights in his early years of performing include working with Emmy Award-winning Director/Choreographer, the late Alan Johnson, on the South African National Tour of West Side Story and appearing in the South African Premiere of the hit musical La Cage Aux Follies. He has been fortunate to appear as an MC, singer, actor and dancer for numerous high profile corporate clients since graduating.

As Creative Producer and Show Director, David has also managed artists/talent for a variety of top companies and high-profile events, both in his country and abroad.

These include Dubai, the USA, the UK, France, Italy, India, Hong Kong, Macau, Germany, Poland, Sydney, Swaziland, Zambia, Ghana, Burkina Faso, The Seychelles, Mauritius, including exclusively chartered Corporate Cruises in the Caribbean, Mediterranean and Baltic Sea.

Over the years David has had the pleasure and privilege of working with a variety of artists and speciality acts who hail from all corners of the globe. Many of them have appeared on television programmes the likes of Dancing with the Stars, Strictly Come Dancing, America’s Got Talent, Britain’s Got Talent, Spain’s Got Talent and The Voice Mexico, or featured in numerous productions staged around the world by the liked of Cirque du Soleil, Fuerzabruta and De la Guarda. These include:

  • David Blaine: A global phenomenon. Renowned magician, illusionist and endurance artist
  • Trevor Noah: Award Winning Comedian and Host of the Daily Show
  • Charlize Theron: Academy Award-winning Actress
  • The Vienna Boys’ Choir: One of the best know boys’ choirs in the world
  • Roberta Flack: Internationally hailed as one of the greatest songstresses of our time
  • Gloria Gaynor: Legendary performer and international recording artist
  • Martina Navratilova: Arguably one of the best tennis players ever to step onto the court
  • Sir Bob Geldof: Songwriter, Activist, Singer, Philanthropist
  • Derek Hough: Emmy Award-winning Choreographer and winner of DWTS season 21
  • Julianne Hough: Actress and judge on Dancing with the Stars
  • Randy Fenoli: Designer, Fashion and Beauty Expert and Star of TLC’s ‘Say Yes to the Dress’
  • Tina Guo: Electric cellist, erhuist, and composer, known for Wonder Woman’s iconic theme in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
  • Paquito D’Rivera: Winner of fourteen GRAMMY Awards and celebrated both for his artistry in Latin jazz and his achievements as a classical composer
  • Ricky Kej: Grammy Award-winning Indian Music Composer and Environmentalist
  • Wouter Kellerman: Grammy Award-winning South African Flautist, Producer and Composer
  • Ladysmith Black Mambazo: Multi Grammy Award-winning South African male choral group
  • Christina Ramos: Canarian rock and opera singer. Winner of Spain’s Got Talent, The Voice Mexico and achieving 4th place in America’s Got Talent: The Champions
  • Christina Bianco: Two-Time Drama Desk Nominated actress, singer and impressionist
  • Amra-Faye Wright: Broadway Star currently appearing as Velma Kelly in Chicago
  • Sos and Victoria: Guinness World Record Holders in high speed Costume Change illusion
  • Alec Mazo and Edyta Sliwinska: Former ‘Dancing with the Stars’ Professional Dancers
  • Michelle M. Miller; CBS News Anchor
  • Viktor Kee; Professional juggler known for his performances with Cirque du Soleil
  • Aurelia Cats; Celebrated circus performer and judge with a specialty in contortion and trapeze
  • Dima Shine; Currently appearing in Cirque du Soleil’s Zumanity in Las Vegas
  • Lara Jacobs Rigolo; The original ‘Balance Goddess’
  • Tony Tillman; A dynamic entertainer, often compared to Sammy Davis Jnr and Ben Vereen
  • Nuttin but Stringz; Hip-hop violinist duo act from Season 3 of America’s Got Talent
  • Derrick Barry; American drag performer and Britney Spears impersonator, best known for his appearances on America’s Got Talent, RuPaul’s Drag Race and RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars
  • Pilobolus; US based Modern Dance Company
  • Grounded Aerial; Visceral, innovative combination of modern dance and uniquely rigged aerial elements
  • David & Dania Maas; US based Quick Change artists
  • Siobhan Fahey; Founding member of Bananarama and Shakespeare’s Sister
  • Westlife; Irish Boy band, originally signed by Simon Cowell
  • Appassionate; Italy’s Operatic Trio
  • DUEL; Italy’s Piano and Musical Duo
  • Ennio Marchetto; The Living Paper Cartoon and one of Italy’s best comedic live entertainers
  • Men in Coats; London’s Comedic Duo
  • Duo Gurfinkel; Israeli twins and clarinettists extraordinaire, Daniel and Alexander
  • Weeraphong Thaweesak; Thailand’s Glass Harpist

A well as;

  • The cast of AEROS – Featuring members of the World and European Gymnastics Championship Team
  • The cast of Mystic India, The World Tour – Internationally acclaimed Bollywood Dance Spectacular
  • The Imperial Circus – Comprising current and former members of The Beijing Circus, The Moscow Circus and Cirque du Soleil

David has served as Executive Show Producer, Creative Director, Stage Director or Entertainment/Talent Manager for a number of Corporate Award Galas and live/pre-recorded television productions, both nationally and abroad.

  • Forrest Whitaker ‘Godfather of Harlem’ South African Tour
  • Inaugural Round Glass Music Awards; Times Square, New York
  • TATA Communications Galas in India, Zambia, South Africa, The French Riviera & Italy
  • ‘Sounds of Sharing’ Concert in St Petersburg, Russia
  • Opening Ceremony of the 63rd FIFA Congress; Mauritius
  • Opening Ceremony of the 60th FIFA Congress; South Africa
  • Numerous Education Africa Gala Fundraising Banquets in London and New York
  • ‘Africa Day’ Concert live broadcast; featuring artists from South Africa, Benin, Angola, Senegal and Nigeria
  • Numerous South African Music Awards
  • South African Film and Television Awards
  • South African Sports Awards
  • KORA All Africa Music Awards; Live broadcast from Burkino Faso
  • Strictly Come Dancing South Africa; Opening Dance Sequence
  • CAF Awards (Confederation of African Football); live broadcast from Accra, Ghana
  • LG ICC Cricket Awards
  • ‘Halala “Tsotsi”‘ live broadcast on South Africa’s National Broadcaster, SABC 1 – an event honouring ‘Tsotsi’s’ win as ‘Best Foreign Language Film’ at the Academy Awards
  • Laureus Sports Academy’s South African Fundraiser Gala
  • ICC Cricket World Cup 2003; National Entertainment Manager to the official Corporate and Global Partners Hospitality
  • Live telecast of the New Year’s Eve Concert broadcast in both 2007/2008 and 2008/2009
  • IRB under 21 Rugby World Cup Closing Ceremony 2002
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger ‘Night of Hope’ Gala Dinner

In 2006, 2008/9 and 2011 he assisted on a national level with all on-field entertainment/talent for the successful Vodacom Soccer Challenge, where he also had the opportunity of interviewing Sir Alex Ferguson and David Gill at the Manchester United Gala Dinner hosted by the Gauteng Provincial Government.

Other personal highlights include his ongoing relationship as Patron and volunteer of NGO Education Africa which began in 1999.

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