Meet the Team
We are proud to have a passionate and motivated team of Kenyan teachers and artists, some who have been with us since the beginning of the project in 2006.
Thanks to our team’s hard work and dedication, we have gained the trust of the children, their parents, and the teachers at our partner schools. We are committed to providing the best possible experience to all children and young adults who come to us.
Founder / Director Anno's One Fine Day
Krysteen Savane is a creative producer, actor, and cultural programs director with over 15 years of experience in the Kenyan creative industry.She has starred in major local and international productions including Sense 8, Ni Sisi,Soul Boy, and Ndoto Za Elibidi which are all available to view on Netflix.
She was the Production Manager on Watu Wote which won Best Short Film at the Student Oscars 2017 and was nominated for Best Live Action Short Film, in the 2018 Academy Awards. She was also the associate producer & creative Advisor on Adisa which won the Silver medal at the Student Academy Awards 2021. She produced Ni Sisi, and Watatu which received critical acclaim globally.
Between 2004 and 2015 Krysteen worked as a producer, production manager, and actress for the Kenyan NGO SAFE Kenya, which is using street theater to educate and inspire social change.
In 2006 Krysteen helped set up the Anno’s Africa arts program with Bee Gilbert in Nairobi offering creative classes in African dance, ballet, drama, music, acrobatics & Circus, creative writing, and visual arts for children and young people in a school in Majengo, Nairobi.
In 2008 the Berlin-based charity One Fine Day e.V. was set up as a continuation program of Anno’s Africa intensive workshops to implement the taught content throughout the year in weekly creative classes in Kibera and Mathare. Since its inception, Krysteen has run the ANNO’S AFRICA and ONE FINE DAY Creative Arts program.
Krysteen is the creative producer of her directorial debut film, Supastaz 2022, which has screened in over 23 film festivals and won 4 awards globally. The film stars children from Annos One Fine Day.
African Dance Teacher
A seasoned dancer and dance trainer, Consolata Nduta has had a career spanning over 43 years. She has worked with renowned groups such as Safari Cats, Shangilia, and The Bomas of Kenya Cultural Dancers . She has toured globally in a professional capacity as a dancer, visiting countries such as Germany, the USA, and Greece to name a few. In 2006, she joined Anno’s Africa in 2006 where she has been working as an African/Contemporary Dance trainer and choreographer.
Acrobatics / Gymnastics Teacher
A Nairobi native, Beth discovered her passion and talent in the arts at a very early age. Her childhood is marked by performances in school, church, and other public events. Beth joined the acting industry soon as she completed her high school education, going on to perform on stage and screen as an actor. She then transitioned to dance, performing, and learning through workshops and residencies locally and internationally, in Senegal and Berlin. She went on to perform alongside acrobats with the Five Continent Royal Circus in Russia for seven months.
Beth strongly believes that movement is a language that connects across all sorts of barriers and can be used to communicate all forms of issues.
Beth currently works for Anno’s Africa as an acrobatics/gymnastics instructor.
Visual Art Teacher
Holding a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Kenyatta University, Ambesh has been a professional ECDE teacher, and a Visual Arts and Crafts teacher for more than 10 years. She has teaching experience in schools such as Logos Christian School, Bunks and Biddles, Emerald International School, and also private homeschooling for children with special needs.
Ambiyo has been with Anno’s Africa since its inception, working as a Visual Arts teacher.
Creative Writing and Drama
Kades rose in the entertainment scene as an actor, for both stage and screen. He is a seasoned writer and drama director, having honed his skills working with St. Teresa’s Primary, St. Teresa’s High, and Jamhuri High schools. He has also worked with SAFE Kenya as an actor. Kades’ experience also features working with Well Told Story as a creative producer, writer, and voice actor.
Kades has been working with Anno’s Africa since its inception and has continued to be the creative writing and drama teacher for the children.
Acrobatics & Circus
Irungu Wairimu, or Teacher Irosh as he is popularly referred to by the children, has worked with ANNO’s Africa since its inception in 2006. He previously worked with SAFE Kenya as an actor, touring all over the country to sensitize people and perform pieces on social change and themes that drove community transformation and impact.
He also has expertise and experience working as a puppeteer and a percussionist
He currently works as an acrobatics, gymnastics, and percussion teacher at Anno’s One Fine Day.
Acrobatics & Circus
Starting his acrobatics career with Sarakasi Trust in 2006, Samuel went on to achieve experience in different disciplines such as clubs and hats juggling, unicycling, flips on the ground, and teeterboard among others. Samuel has participated in numerous performances, competitions, and workshops locally and internationally including Extreme Convention in Belgium, Circo de Perce in Italy, and Festival Mundial in the Netherlands, and was certified as a power vinyasa, yoga teacher in Sul Filo del Circo in Italy. He performed at the CIRCUS RONCALLI, Germany, Oman, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium, and Russia. In 2010 he won the International Contemporary Circus Festival in Gruliasco, Italy with the group Nafsi Africa acrobats and was the winner at ORANGE STREET YA BEAT, a local dance competition aired on NTV. Samuel currently works with Anno’s One Fine day as an acrobatic and circus trainer.
Acrobatics & Circus
Kevin has begun doing acrobatics in 2003, working with a group called Aseghai Acrobats, moved on to work with Pamoja Acrobats, and is currently a member of Jambo Brothers Acrobats. He has performed in various events in Kenya and has also been invited to perform in Russia, Hungary, Italy, Spain, and Germany, where he continues to travel to and perform periodically. Kevin has been with Anno’s One Fine Day since 2015 teaching Acrobatic classes.
Contemporary Dance/ Ballet
Jackson is a Nairobi-based artist; dancer/choreographer and percussionist specializing in traditional, afro-fusion, ballet, and contemporary dance. He has been widely involved in the initiations of different projects and groups e.g. community-based organizations, kids projects, and dance groups on both community and professional levels, establishing a strong traditional/ethnic dance background and community-based consultancy skills. He later ventured into contemporary/modern dance with the aim of expanding his experiences and went through various training and workshops. Since 2017 Atulo has been teaching Anno’s One Fine Day Beginner Ballet Classes.
Melvin is a professional performing dancer and dance teacher, with experience in modern Hip Hop, African, Contemporary, and Ballet. He has over 10 years of experience in stage performance both locally and internationally and five years of experience in teaching. He currently teaches intermediate and advanced Ballet classes and has been teaching the Anno’s One Fine Day Ballet Classes since 2019.
Brian O. Kepher graduated from Kenyatta University in August 2017 with a Diploma in Music that saw him secure employment as the Music Director and Classroom Teacher at the Arusha Meru International School in Arusha, Tanzania. In 2018, he attended the Autumn Academic Semester at the University of Music Geneva (Haute école de musique Genève-Neuchâtel) Geneva, Switzerland, as a guest student.
Brian works as a music teacher at Anno’s One Fine Day, focusing on choral music and instruments.
Ephres is an Anno’s Africa One Fine Day Alumni, she started in the African Dance class when she was 9 years old and was among the students who performed in the various performances organized by Anno’s Africa and One Fine Day at the Kenya National Theatre, The Alliance Francaise and also she was part of the African Dance students who did exchange program with the international school of Kenya.
After completing her school, she joined Anno’s One Fine Day as a volunteer for 3 years, where she helped with Administration works and handling the children in the program .
She now works with AOFD as an Office manager.