Micah Jacobs is an exceptional dancer from Mitchells Plain who is set to represent South Africa in the Youth Solo Battles Division at the Hip Hop Unite World Championships in Portugal. Despite being only 11 years old, Micah has already demonstrated her talent for dance, which was noticed when she was just 7.
Micah began her dance journey at the [Youth Development Academy](https://capetown.today/national-youth-development-agency-a-leader-in-youth-empowerment), where she gained expertise in dance and caught the attention of the South African Sports Aerobics and Fitness Federation (SASAFF). Her talent landed her a spot on the South African team for the Hip Hop Unite World Championships, which will take place from 26 to 28 October 2023.
Micah’s coach, Kim Cassels, played a significant role in her success. Cassels, who owns the Young Dreamers Academy, will accompany Micah to Portugal and will earn SASAFF colours for her efforts.
Micah’s mother, Nicolette Jacobs-Smith, expressed the immense pride their family feels for her achievements in an interview with the Weekend Argus. Micah’s passion for hip hop dates back to her early school days, which was nurtured by her coach.
Despite their pride, the family is facing financial challenges in supporting Micah’s once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. While they have raised R10,000, the total cost of the trip is R30,000. Despite the hurdle, Jacobs-Smith remains optimistic and describes her daughter as a positive, resilient young girl with a smile that leaves an impact.
Those who wish to support Micah can contribute to the following bank account:
Account Name: SASAFF
Account Number: 1441220070
Micah’s story is a testament to the power of perseverance and the importance of nurturing young talent. It serves as an inspiration to aspiring dancers in her community and beyond, proving that dreams can come true with hard work, dedication, and the right support. As Micah prepares to take on the world stage, we eagerly anticipate the dazzling performance she is sure to deliver.