MEET OUR TEACHERS
Annette started dancing at the age of 5 and established ABH Dance School in 1979, now known as Applause Dance Complex. She successfully passed her Ballet and Jazz exams to advanced level. Annette has over 30 years teaching expeience and is a registered teacher of JDNZ, BAL and NZAMD. Annette teaches Ballet and Jazz classes from Pre-School to Advanced levels.
Jodi started dancing at 3 years old and has been dancing all over the world and performing on cruise ships for over 10 years. Jodi is trained in all dance styles and is a highly qualified Aerial Circus performer and teacher. We are lucky enough to have Jodi back in NZ and she will be teaching our Tap, Ballet Technique, Stretch, Competition Classes and our new Aerial Circus Classes.
Ella started dancing at 2 years old and was competing in dance competitions by 3 years of age. She is trained in all dance styles and choreographs many performances including the performance our dancers took to Disneyland in April 2017. Ella passed her Solo Diploma Exam in 2014 and has 8 years of teaching experience. Ella teaches Competition Soloists, Duos, Trios, Teams & Lyrical classes.
Senior Hip Hop Teacher
Kimberly started dancing at the age of 4 and has competed in dance competitions. She has passed her ballet exams to Elementary, Jazz & Hip Hop to Advanced level and has been working with children for 10 years. Kimberly will be teaching our Tiny Dancer classes and our DanceFit classes.
Lana has been dancing ever since she could walk. She is studying advanced levels in all styles of dance and competes successfully in solo dance competitions throughout NZ. Lana will be teaching our junior hip hop classes and junior competition students.
Junior Hip Hop Teacher
Holly started dancing at age 4. She trained in all styles in dance and completed all of her dance examinations. Holly Gained her Solo Diploma in 2007 and has over 10 years of teaching experience. Holly is currently on maternity leave.