Mermaid Thalia

South Africa’s First Professional Mermaid! | Underwater Model & Choreographer | Performing Artist | Singer | Light Warrior of Atlantis


Thalia Sklair was born and raised in Johannesburg. Being landlocked her whole life, she yearned for the sea and knew that one day she would return to play in the waves as she did in Atlantis…

From the day she awoke to her purpose, Thalia put her blood, sweat and mermaid tears into making her dream come true, and by a series of miracles managed to manifest her very own, unique, locally made real-life Mermaid tail!

On 21.11.2015, Thalia launched her career as a Professional Mermaid at the annual Photo & Film Expo right here in the City of Gold, and became the first of her kind in the country.

Thalia has taken full advantage of her land-legs and danced her whole life. From Ballet to Hip-Hop, Capoeira to Physical Theatre and choreography, she completed her Performing & Visual Arts Degree at WITS and she now dances in the water.

A founding member of Body Incorporated, she is blessed to have South Africa’s leading underwater photographer Ilse Moore as her Official Photographer to capture the Mer-Magick.
Thalia is also a singer and a professional DJ with a flourishing music career. Check out her music here.

Mermaid Thalia has been sighted at:

Scarborough Beach, WC 2018
Port Alfred Marina 2017
Ushaka Marine World 2017
Mermaids Pool, Balito 2017
Revolution NYE Festival 2016/17
Photo & Film Expo 2016; 2015
Octopia Festival 2016
Sun City Palace 2016
Mozamboogy Festival 2016

Mermaid Thalia with Ilse Moore
DJ Thalia with Ilse Moore

Underwater photography workshop 2017 with Ilse Moore