Hanlé Barnard studied at The University of Cape Town where she completed her Performance Diploma under names like Geoffrey Hyland and Mark Fleishman. She was honoured enough to portray parts like Hamlet in Hamlet. Hanlé enjoyed a run of her one-woman show, Sabina's Splendid Brain in Canada, Australia and South Africa and has worked with Canadian directors like David Rotenberg and Nina Aresenault. She has won a Fleur de Cap and Dalro for best actress. Hanlé has a deep love for acting and has also portrayed Antigone in Antigone directed by British director Sean Mathias at The Baxter. She has enjoyed international work like ‘The Prisoner’ and ‘Charlie Jade. She also works as a writer, singer and violinist. Recently she appeared in Modder and Bloed directed by Sean Else, Land van Skedels by Nicola Hanekom for which she was nominated a Fiesta, Monster for Kyknet by Stafford Robinson, Boland Moorde, Danz for Gambit Films and Meerkat Maantuig directed by Hanneke Schutte. She has appeared in numerous commercials for the UK, South Africa, Germany, K0rea and USA. . She is also a highly sought after voice artist, works with ZANEWS and part of electro duo Electric Corvette and works as a dj under the name Skylah and Silver Girl. Hanle was also nominated for Best Comic Actress at the 20 16 Saftas for her work with Zanews. Her writing includes: House of O - A Reconstruction of Hamlet, and Iago the Whore and Step Queen.