eden classens

Eden started acting and singing at a young age, his mother being the biggest influence and his biggest teacher. As he grew up he started to compete in various competitions. In high school Eden starred as the lead role in various singing, dancing and acting productions and through YouTube he sent some of his performances overseas. From Johannesburg originally, Eden moved to NYC to study Musical Theatre and Acting at the most prestigious film school in the world, the New York Film Academy. Eden left directly after high school receiving a scholarship to train under the acclaimed Broadway Casting Director VP Boyle. The hands on intensive program gave Eden the opportunity to work in front and behind the camera, as well as on stage as the teachers were world-class performers and current Broadway professionals. Eden graduated after two years and became a model traveling abroad to Milan and London as well as NYC for Fashion Weeks. Eden did various short films, the most successful one a musical film, It is what it is, receiving various awards across the world at film festivals. Eden maintains a great relationship with NYFA and host them yearly for their South African audition tours as they scout for their school. Eden appeared as Wouter, the lead character in the Afrikaans film Rowwe Diamante. He also starred as Marius in the true-life drama film Reload. Eden got the opportunity to work on the American film Revolt, with the likes of Lee Pace and Berenice Mahone, and filmed by the talented Karl-Walter Lindenlaub. He’s move to Cape Town has been very successful so far, as he has played various feature roles in films like The Odessey and Tutankhamen. Eden completed his BA in Live performance in 2016 at AFDA Cape Town and is now starring as Justin in the Afrikaans soap Suidooster every night on Kyknet. Eden has a few model agencies over the world, after doing fashion weeks in Milan and London, but was primarily based in NYC. He just finished his first Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Africa and South African Fashion Week. He also completed a countrywide campaign for Truworths Man.

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