Autumn Ballet School 2024

DATES for 2024 will be Monday 15th April to Friday 19th April

Registrations for 2024 are now open https://dancestudio-pro.com/online/parentportal

We are delighted to be able to provide an Autumn Ballet School holiday option for all students from any ballet/dance school, aged 8 and/or Grade 2 and above, to attend a weeklong programme during the second week of the April School holidays (15th to 19th April).

Classes will run from approximately 9:00 until 4:00 pm for Seniors, 8:45 until 2:15pm for Intermediates and 10am to 2:15pm for Juniors, Monday to Friday.

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  • Optional RAD syllabus classes – Grade 5 to Advanced 2 – (depending on numbers)
  • Limited number of private 30min lessons will be available with the Classical and RAD Tutors

SCHOLARSHIPS  

Autumn School 2025 – Juniors/Intermediates

aDvANCE Programme 2024 – Intermediates/Seniors

Tutors for 2024 will include:


CLASSICAL TUTOR – Abigail Boyle: RAD RTS, PDPTC

Abigail Boyle was born and trained in New Zealand, joining the Royal New Zealand Ballet in 2006. During her professional career, Abigail enjoyed dancing both classical and contemporary repertoire including the title role in Didi Veldman’s Carmen, Odette/Odile in Swan Lake, Aurora in Sleeping Beauty, Myrtha in Giselle and Ada, in the Piano; the Ballet. Retiring as principal dancer from the stage in 2019, Abigail completed the RAD professional dancers postgraduate teaching certificate and launched her own coaching company, AbigailDance. She currently works as a freelance dancer, choreographer and teacher and is passionate about training and sharing her knowledge with all dancers

CLASSICAL REPERTOIRE TUTOR Kerry-Anne Gilberd

Kerry-Anne joined the National School of Ballet at the age of 15, at the invitation of Philip and Rowena Chatfield (née Jackson) receiving the inaugural Todd Scholarship. After just a year at the School, she joined the New Zealand Ballet in 1976. She undertook further study, on scholarship, at The Royal Ballet School and then danced with the Royal Ballet of Flanders for four years before re-joining the New Zealand Ballet in 1981. While with the RNZB Kerry-Anne danced principal roles in all the classics, including Odette/Odile in Swan Lake, the Sugarplum Fairy in The Nutcracker, Juliet, Cinderella and the Sylph in La Sylphide, together with works by Balanchine and many original creations by New Zealand and international choreographers. She was awarded the MNZM for services to ballet in 1997. Since retiring from the stage Kerry-Anne has maintained a close connection with the performing arts as a coach for senior ballet students and through her work in sponsorship and fundraising for the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra Wellington.

CONTEMPORARY TUTOR – Kathryn Crawford: B Kinesiology, PBT, RAD RTS, PDPTC

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Born and raised in Vancouver, B.C. Kathryn Crawford has been dancing most of her life.  Miss Kathryn trained at the Anna Wyman School of Dance Arts under John Ottmann, while attending various summer programs on scholarship, including the Goh Ballet Academy, Banff Centre of Fine Arts, and Ballet British Columbia Summer Intensive. Upon graduating,  Miss Kathryn was a part of the Ballet B.C. Mentor Program for 2 years, where she had the opportunity to perform featured roles in works by Emily Molnar, John Alleyne, Simone Orlando, and James Gnam among others. As a dancer, she has worked with Ballet B.C., the plastic orchid factory, Judith Marcuse Projects and had the opportunity to work with Melanie Demers, Louise Bedard and Austin McCormick while participating in the Springboard Professional Project in Montreal. Miss Kathryn’s career has taken her across North America and to Asia, where she performed in the Bangkok International Festival with Move: the Company. Kathryn also had a principal role in the short dance film, ‘Time Before the Light’, directed by Ryan Copple. Kathryn’s choreography has been featured in Vancouver at events such as Dances for a Small Stage, as well as winning awards at competitions throughout the greater Vancouver area. Kathryn recently completed a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology at the University of British Columbia, focusing on injury prevention, anatomy and physiology. Kathryn is a passionate and engaging tutor who continues to dance and share her love of the art form with students.

National Character Tutor – Neroli Hunt; LTSTD, DIP

Neroli Hunt

Folk Dance, being rich in integrity, is a joyous medium through which we learn about the people, their customs, history, geography, music and language. Prior to moving to New Zealand in 2001, Neroli Hunt completed her formal dance and full time teacher training in England with Margaret Dixon Phillip at Northern Dance Centre and Gaynor Owen at Merseyside Dance and Drama Centre, gaining her Licentiate Diploma in National Folk Dance with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing. Having nurtured a special interest in folk dance since childhood, personal highlights include dancing at the World Folk Dance Festival in Mallorca, demonstrating English Folk Dance at the Royal Albert Hall and performing with Lublin Polish Folk Dance Company in NZ and Australia. For the past 29 years she has been privileged to share this knowledge through teaching the next generation of children, students and teachers in both England and NZ. Neroli also teaches ballet and tap in the Wellington area.

Folk Dance, being rich in integrity, is a joyous medium through which we learn about the people, their customs, history, geography, music and language. Prior to moving to New Zealand in 2001, Neroli Hunt completed her formal dance and full time teacher training in England with Margaret Dixon Phillip at Northern Dance Centre and Gaynor Owen at Merseyside Dance and Drama Centre, gaining her Licentiate Diploma in National Folk Dance with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing. Having nurtured a special interest in folk dance since childhood, personal highlights include dancing at the World Folk Dance Festival in Mallorca, demonstrating English Folk Dance at the Royal Albert Hall and performing with Lublin Polish Folk Dance Company in NZ and Australia. For the past 29 years she has been privileged to share this knowledge through teaching the next generation of children, students and teachers in both England and NZ. Neroli also teaches ballet and tap in the Wellington area.

RAD Syllabus and PBT Tutor – Alina Kulikova; RAD RTS, PDPTC, Diploma of Classical Ballet

Alina

Alina Kulikova found her passion for dance growing up in Russia’s deep North – leaving home at the age of 11 to train at the Komi Republic Gymnasium and College of Arts. After graduating the Vaganova system with a Diploma of Classical Ballet she moved to Moscow to work professionally for the Russian National Ballet and the Imperial Russian Ballet as a soloist.

Although classically trained, Alina has also danced Contemporary, Neo-classical and folk choreography. A career highlight has been performing the Classical Masterpieces that have inspired her in theatres around Europe, America, Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.  Miss Alina is proud to share her experience and love for Ballet with the students of En Pointe.
“Ballet has taught me freedom through discipline, it has taught me about my own culture, other peoples and how we connect through Art.”


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