Ann Masina, born in Witbank Mpumalanga, is a versatile, talented and formidable big woman with an ever bigger voice who handle operas, classical, gospel, jazz and pop with great aplomb. She began her career as a soloist in the Africa Sings Choral Choir in 1994 before joining the Nick Malan Opera House (now known as the Cape Town Opera House) in 1999. There, under professor Angelo Gobbato, she performed operas such as Carmen and Aida to great acclaim. Ms. Masina is a co-founder of JOAT Opera Group. From 2005 to 2009 she worked with choreographer Robyn Orlin and extensively toured Europe in her productions Dressed to kill, Venus, Walking next to our shoes. She was a member of the two-time Grammy Award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir from 2007-2009. In the 2014-2015 season she performed in a musical called Colour Me Human produced by Steve Dyer performed at the Soweto Theatre and Jo'burg Theatre. Since 2012, she has been part of William Kentridge's productions and workshops such as Refuse The Hour, Paper Music, and Triumph and Laments, which have toured the world. As a part of The Centre for the Less Good Idea, she performed in many productions including the Venus vs Modernity piece with Lebo Mashile during the centre’s first season. Most recently, along with her work on The Head & The Load, she performed in the Cape Town premiere of Venus Hottentot vs. Modernity for Design Indaba in February 2018.