Competitions March


Including PACANZ nomination classes for Jazz and Troupes

Tap & Restricted Jazz Friday Afternoon 8th – Sunday 10th March 2019
Adjudicator: Leanne Wotherspoon
Ballet Friday Afternoon 15th March – Sunday 17th March 2019
Adjudicator: Nadia White
Jazz, Hip Hop & Troupes Friday Afternoon 22nd March – Sunday 24th March 2019
Troupes will be Sunday From About Midday
Adjudicator: Krystal Williams-Tuhoro

Venue for all events is Auckland Grammar School Centennial Theatre, Mountain Road, Epsom

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Leanne Wotherspoon
Originally from Invercargill I started teaching tap dancing at the age of 13 – needless to say I have been a tap tutor for a loooooong time. Residing in Hamilton for over 20 years now, I am married with two grown up children,still teach competition and NZAMD tap and work casually as a Receptionist at Braemar Hospital. I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all the very best for the weekend, and I look forward to watching you perform.

Nadia White

Nadia is a classical ballet, jazz and contemporary dance teacher and choreographer from Christchurch, New Zealand.

As a dancer Nadia competed locally, nationally and internationally. She completed her RAD ballet examinations, and JDNZ examinations, all to a high standard. Nadia also holds licentiate with NZAMD, having passed her solo diploma in Ballet, Jazz and Contemporary.

Nadia is a RAD registered teacher. She also graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Education and Psychology at the University of Canterbury in 2016.

Nadia is very involved on the competition scene. She is on multiple competition organising committees in Christchurch, and regularly has students competing. Nadia has tutored students towards notable competitions such as the South Island Ballet Award, Alana Haines Award and Showcase Australia

Krystal Williams-Tuhoro
I have over 23 years of experience in all elements of dance. Commencing my love of dance at the early age of 5 for Glenda Turners School of Dance in Mangonui.

I have studied Modern Jazz, Tap, Lyrical and Contemporary dance and I became a Junior Teacher at the age of 14 for Northland School of Dance Dance under Tess Graham. I also danced with Susan Beau Dance School & SMAC. Studying exams in NZAMD and ISTD.

Since then, I have established the well-known dance studio Pulse in the Northland region, where I have taught dance and choreographed for the last 12 years. I have taken teams to Compete both nationally and internationally and love to grow, travel and experience with my students and performance groups.
My passion for dance is evident in each student that I have taught, I love guiding students to allow them to develop their craft.

I reside in the beautiful Ruakaka with my husband and our two children Darnika (11) and Kiwa (7). Where am also Racehorse trainer.

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