Our Team

We proudly present our team of dedicated and caring teachers.

All classes are taught by qualified teachers.

As teachers our mantra is you never stop learning, therefore

Our teachers are always working towards further professional development,

committed to becoming more knowledgeable, experienced, and qualified

to deliver the highest standard of tuition to our students.

Rose Brownlie FIDTA (dist); RAD RTS; AAC1; PBT certified; BSc

DIRECTOR & PRINCIPAL TEACHER

Rose has been dancing since her pre-school years, classically training in RAD, BBO, IDTA, ISTD, and NZAMD. By age 13 she had been accepted into the full-time dance programme at the Christchurch-based National Ballet & Dance School (a.k.a. International Ballet Academy). Rose had the privilege of being tutored by many dance legends including Sir Russell Kerr, Ann Judson, Fiona Tonkin, Michelle Robinson and Sir Jon Trimmer, and performing in classic ballets such as Swan Lake, Cinderella and The Nutcracker.


In 2008 Rose moved to Palmerston North to pursue university studies and discovered the wonderful performing arts community the region has to offer. Palmerston North provided the opportunity to dive head-first into her first teaching position and she has not looked back since.


Rose proudly achieved Distinction for all vocational ballet levels, including Advanced 2, and holds IDTA teaching qualifications in both ballet and jazz. Additionally, Rose is a Certified Progressing Ballet Technique teacher, and a Certified Acrobatic Arts instructor delivering Acro and Conditioning classes with precision and safety. Rose has also qualified with RAD RTS teaching certification, offering additional expertise and resources specialising in ballet.


Rose excels at delivering personalised tuition in a class setting, ensuring all students receive the best possible experience, and is highly focused on achieving results and success for our students.


Miss Rose teaches all Palmerston North classes and comes out to Pahiatua to teach the higher level ballet and jazz, acro and lyrical. 

Monique McDonald AIDTA

DANCE TEACHER

Monique has been dancing since she was 7 years old, starting out with just ballet, but later finding her passion for jazz, contemporary, musical theatre and acro. She was thrilled to pass her last jazz exam with Distinction, and ballet with high Merit and continues to work towards completing her Advanced vocational levels of ballet and jazz. Monique also spent several years in Hip Hop completing all levels of NZAMD Hip Hop.


Monique has achieved her Associate level teaching qualification granting her licence to practice as a teacher, and continues to work towards her higher level teaching qualifications. She is looking forward the experiences that this will bring. She is excited to be sharing her love for dance and performing: thrilled to have the opportunity to inspire students to discover their passion for dance.


Miss Minnie as she is affectionately known by the students teaches our youngest students looking after ballet, jazz and hip hop from Preparatory to Grade 2 at our Pahiatua studio.

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