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Maia Jordaan

Owner, Creative Collective


Currently resides in: Gauteng, South Africa

Born in Pretoria South Africa

With more than 10 years experience in Event Production, Project Management, Theatre Making & Creative Conceptualization, Maia Jordaan is a pro-active self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit who believes in unearthing opportunities where other sees obstacles.

Her background lies in theatre & contemporary performance with a post graduate degree in contemporary theatre from Rhodes University (cum laude).

In 2007 Maia Jordaan put this spirit to the test by starting a production company focusing on events, experiential marketing, branded entertainment & promotions within the South African corporate & retail sector. She has proven to be a leader with great vision & creative concepts. Maia Jordaan is an organized, committed & passionate individual who delivers on her commitment by ensuring her work is unique & a cut above the rest.

Contact details

maia@creativecollective.co.za


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Business Address

Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa


Professional details

Current Position(s)

Director | Creative Collective
2007 - present

Arts, Culture and Entertainment

"Passion is a reflection of the soul ..."
And that is what we do best at Creative Collective!
Our passionate dedication is clear in all that we do: whether it is an upmarket corporate event, roaming entertainment in a mall, soulful music for a wedding or function, unique decor, a fun-filled play park in an airport or a themed play space for the little creative ones we love what we do & our commitment to producing 'YouNique' work of the highest calibre is supported by 'A Quantum leap ahead in service excellence.'


Afrikaans Teacher | Afrikaans Department | St Andrews College
Grahamstown, South Africa | 2004 - present

Academia, Education and Training

Taught Afrikaans 2nd Language to learners at St Andrews College


Previous Position(s)

Company Manager | Walking Gusto Productions
2007 - 2008

Arts, Culture and Entertainment

Research, rehearsals, management, planning for avant-garde dance company.


Company Manager | Ubom! Eastern Cape Drama Company
2003 - 2004

Arts, Culture and Entertainment

Duties & responsibilities included company management, production management, stage management, administration, research, training & planning. Implemented systems to ensure the smooth running of productions and company tours.


Marketing Manager | First Physical Theatre Company
2002 - 2003

Arts, Culture and Entertainment

The First Physical Theatre Company, Grahamstown, SA

Managed marketing campaigns & implemented marketing systems alongside the Company Manager.


Theatre Production | National Arts Festival
1999 - 2006

Arts, Culture and Entertainment

Theatre Director & Producer


Lecturer | Drama Department | Rhodes University
Grahamstown, South Africa | 1999 - 2006

Academia, Education and Training

Taught Drama workshops & practical classes to students such as theatre making, voice production, etc

Educational history

Secondary

Pro Arte Alphen Park, Pretoria, South Africa (1995)
Lydenburg High School, Lydenburg, South Africa (1992)

Tertiary

Rhodes University South Africa

Grahamstown, South Africa | 2005 - 2006

MA (Masters in Arts) - Drama (Contemporary Performance)

I started the MA by coursework & completed the first practical year cum laude. However after submitting my proposal for my mini thesis (which was approved) I decided to focus on opening my own Business Creative Collective & never completed the MA

Rhodes University

Grahamstown, South Africa | 2000 - 2000

Honours in Bachelor of Arts (BAH) - Drama (Contemporary Performance)

Completed studies cum laude

Rhodes University

Grahamstown, South Africa | 1997 - 1999

BAchelor of Arts (BA) - Drama, Journalism, Afrikaans & Nederlands

Majored in Drama & Afrikaans/Nederlands
Completed studies cum laude

Achievements

media exposure

Movmnt Magazine | 2007

I was featured in the international magazine Movmnt featuring new talent

The Winger Dance Blog | 2006

I guest wrote an article on what dancers & those in the dance community would like as a Christmas present

The Winger Dance Blog | 2006

I was a guest blogger for the international dance blog The Winger. From this blog I also gained international exposure in the Movemnt magazine

www.tonyaplank.com | 2007

Dance blogger Tonya wrote really beautiful words about my exposure in the Movemnt magazine

SA Conference | 2013

Creative Collective Company Founding Member Maia Jordaan shares some inside info on how to entertain for your next corporate event or activation.

Activities

Memberships

BNI Tshwane - Infinity Chapter

Member, June 2013 - present

Testimonials

Pierre F Botha

"I have been the Marketing Manager of Centurion Mall since February 2011 and am currently employed by Word 4 Word Marketing who offers on-site marketing solutions to retail properties.

Creative Collective has been Centurion Mall’s “Weekend Entertainer” service provider as from March 2011. As Centurion Mall’s sole service provider over the last year their services were not limited to the supply of children’s activities at the Mall but also did Creative Collective successfully implemented once-off events such as LOLLOS and decor driven campaigns during Easter.

They do an excellent job, are always punctual, and offer the most competitive rates.

Working with Maia since inception of Creative Collective in 2007 it gives me great pleasure to see how much she and more over the company has grown to become a great contender to other companies who renders services.

I'm happy to recommend the services of Creative Collective.

Pierre F. Botha
Marketing Manager – Centurion Mall
" - 2012

Dr TM Rossouw

"To Whom It May Concern

Re: MAIA JORDAAN – CREATIVE COLLECTIVE

I worked with Maia Jordaan from Creative Collective during 2008 and 2009 on a children’s therapeutic playground project at the HIV clinic at Tshwane District Hospital. There are approximately 7000 patients at the HIV clinic, 1000 of whom are children. These children come to the clinic every one or two months and spend most of the day at the clinic, where they are examined, blood is taken, counseling is given and HIV medication is dispensed.

The staff at the clinic felt that it is vital for the children to have a positive experience when they come to the clinic. There was also a growing realization that most of the children had some form of developmental delay secondary to their disease. Funding was thus sourced to build a large therapeutic play area where children could play and also develop their gross and fine motor skills.

Maia Jordaan was instrumental in designing the playground according to the clinic’s needs. She contributed to the overall vision of the play area and assisted with a myriad of practical details, such as finding sponsors for equipment, sourcing donations and people willing to volunteer their time and expertise, delivering the equipment, and designing and printing a name board with playground rules. Maia furthermore organized a naming ceremony for the playground where the most creative name was selected from a list made by the children. She also organized an opening ceremony and party where all the children, their parents and clinic staff were entertained. This ceremony received wide press coverage.

Lastly, Maia also assisted with sourcing and donating children’s books to the clinic. This is part of on ongoing skills development project at the clinic where children and parents are given access to books in order to improve their literacy level.

Maia Jordaan from Creative Collective has been a great asset to our clinic. She is easy to work with, is open to new ideas, displays flexibility and creativity in the implementation of projects and ensures that her commitments are honored on time.

I recommend Maia wholeheartedly for the project.


Yours truly





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Dr TM Rossouw
MBChB, MPhil, MPH
Clinical Head - ARV Clinic
Tshwane District Hospital
" - 2010

Poleen Rautenbach

"To Whom It May Concern

Re: MAIA JORDAAN – CREATIVE COLLECTIVE

At the Annual ITS User Group Conference in March 2009, ITS Holdings wanted to highlight the introduction of the company’s new brand image and logo with a special launch.

We got in contact with Creative Collective and Maia Jordaan accommodated us within a very short time. At the conference, Maia handled everything, from arranging the set up of a stage, sound, lighting and she arranged dancers to carry over the ‘new beginning’ for ITS Holdings. With her professionalism she made us comfortable to hand over everything regarding the launch to her. She made the launch a success with a ‘big bang’ just as we requested.

Maia Jordaan is very professional, easy to work with and very professional in her work. She listens to the client needs and delivers solutions promptly and within budget. She always has good suggestions and definitely has knowledge of her market.

I recommend Maia for the project.


Yours truly


Poleen Rautenbach
Marketing Communications Consultant
Tel: 012 425 5767
Fax: 012 460 5337
Cell: 082 762 2769
poleen@its.co.za
" - 2010

Daniela van Rooyen

"Dear Maia and Allan,

I need to express my sincerest gratitude towards Creative Collective for excellent service rendered throughout December at O.R. Tambo, Cape Town and Durban International Airports. The children’s Play Parks that were designed, implemented and managed by Creative Collective was, as always the highest standard. Passengers, airport staff and ACSA were highly impressed and satisfied with the Play Parks, feedback were phenomenal! You make us shine and we will be forever thankful.

It is always reassuring to work with professionals such as yourselves as I can always count on and trust in professional and creative implementation of concepts and promotions. Even in previous experiences throughout my shopping centre marketing career, I’ve always been able to count on the creativity and unique concepts delivered by Creative Collective.

It is always a pleasure working with you as one can always trust in timely delivery, effective reporting on results and insightful input into our promotions, campaigns and events. The time and effort that goes into projects can hardly go unnoticed, this is but one of the reasons why Creative Collective will always be one of my preferred suppliers.

Thank you once again, well done and keep up the great work.

My sincerest gratitude,
Daniela van Rooyen
Marketing Manager
O.R. Tambo International Airport
Airport Shopping Safari
" - 2010

Doug Mayne

"Thanks for your input and energy. Well done to all on a great activation." - 2010

Louise Ketterer

"Thanks for all your effort to date Maia! You really always go the extra mile – it is hard to find people who are so committed and passionate.”

Louise Ketterer
Menlyn Park Shopping Center Marketing Manager
" - 2008

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