In dance class, a student learns about themselves, their expectations, limitations & disappointments, followed by determination. These attributes are important life skills.


Within the studio, the student learns to work with others and to take on board direction, in a healthy and positive way.


With dance comes creative artistic expression. The expression of large emotions and the freedom and space to do so; to interpret a story physically in partnership with music, where one becomes intuitive with the sound, its rhythm, and its feel.


Whether or not the intention is to be a prima ballerina or a bus driver, dance gives a lifetime structure of emotional, physical, and mental well-being that will see one through to old age. 


Directors & Managers



Katrina Elia

Administration Manager


Nicci Mcewan

Head of Senior Ballet

Samantha Keighley

Ballet Teacher

Bianca Paine

Hip Hop + Musical Theatre Teacher

Hayz Pincheira Rowe

Head of Jazz + Tap

Daniel Cooper

Ballet + Contemporary Teacher

Jane Leonard

Musical Theatre Teacher

Ashley Elia

Jazz Teacher

Justine Butcher

Head of Junior School

Gemma Boswell

Jazz Teacher

Daniela Vegas

Acro Tutor

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Level 1/44A Portage Road, New Lynn, Auckland 0600

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