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Summer School 2024





2024 Tutor

Destiny has a passion for Ballet, Jazz and Contemporary and has danced since the age of  4yrs.  She has gained distinction in all her exams to Advanced 2 in both BBO and RAD ballet and NZAMD Modern. In 2018 she was awarded the NZAMD Solo Diploma in Jazz and Contemporary.

In 2019 she received a scholarship to DanceWorks London, was selected to be in Showbiz New Zealand’s ‘Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber’ and was a PACANZ Semi Finalist. In 2020-2021 Destiny was a performer in a New Zealand written show ‘Tūmahana’ and a performer in the Weber Bro’s Circus “The Enchanted Christmas Show" and also featured as a dancer in  Kate Owen's song (NZ singer songwriter) "Lullaby"

Destiny has been dancing in the Bollywood industry for the past 12 months with stars such as Shah Rukh Khan, Rajinikanth, Tamannaah, Salman Khan, Diljit Dosanjh, Mika Singh and has featured in "Archies" (Netflix).  Check out Destiny's latest video below!

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2024 Tutor

Gabriella started ballet aged 3, and her passion just keeps growing.  Gabriella is in her final year at the NZSD majoring in classical ballet and contemporary and has performed in RNZB recent production of Lightscapes.  She was invited to perform for the prestigious 2023 Alana Haines Gala award ceremony and achieved scholarships to the Queensland Ballet Academy and the Central School of Ballet's Summer Course in London and also attended a Dance Open Festival in Russia.  Gabriella has also maintained high academic and ballet exam results and achieved many awards including first place for the South Island Ballet Award 2021.


Sharon Tite

2024 Tutor

Sharon graduated from the National Ballet School (NZQA) under the artistic directorship of Ann Judson (MNZM). While there she had the privilege of learning from ballet masters such as Russell Kerr (QSM), Professor Xu (Beijing Institute), Stanislav Issaev (People’s Artist's of Russia), and attained both her Advanced RAD and BBO exam certificates under the careful expert guidance of Ann Judson.

During her time at the National Ballet School, she was honoured when chosen to travel to Kyoto, Japan to perform with the Higaki Ballet Company in their production of Giselle and Coppelia. Another highlight was the opportunity to dance alongside Julie Kent and Guillaum Graffin in Pas de Trois, LeSylphide. After graduation, Sharon was the first ballet company dancer from New Zealand to be offered a contract with the Guangzhou Ballet Company of China. Following her time in China, she travelled to Canyon Concert Ballet Company, Colorado, the U.S.A. to be mentored once again by Issaev and perform in his production of Peter Pan. Her time in the U.S.A was greatly influenced by Colorado Ballet's Lorita Travaglia who sparked her love for the Vaganova training methodology.

Celina Nogueira

2024 Tutor

Acrobatic and silks artist extraordinaire 

Celina  was born in Portugal, where she started practicing gymnastics at a young age. After moving to Aotearoa New Zealand, she continued her career as an artistic gymnast.  Over the years she trained and competed in various countries across Europe and Oceania, including Italy, Spain, Serbia and Australia. 


Upon retiring from the sport, Celina built upon her gymnastics skill set to learn a multitude of aerial apparatus as well as ground and partner acrobatics, soon starting a career in Circus which has taken her around Aotearoa to both private and public events, several festivals, and to the Town Hall on multiple occasions.  


Alongside her practice, Celina has been teaching for 7 years across the disciplines of gymnastics and circus, with experience teaching both children and adults. She has recently graduated from the University of Canterbury with a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours, and is passionate about bringing visual arts, performance arts and sport together to create meaningful work and experiences.

Enjoy a week of dance in beautiful surroundings with our guest  tutors Gabriella Hawke, Celina Nogueira and Destiny Beynon.

Mon 15 Jan - Thur 18 Jan 9.00 - 3.00pm will include:


Classical Open Ballet 

Progressive Ballet Technique

 Repertoire Class

Jazz Technique

Commercial Jazz

Acrobatic Partnering



Musical Theatre 

Lyrical Dance

Demo Concert

Plus More


Senior Full Course  $299 

Juniors Full Course $299

Sibling Discount %10


Suitable for levels Grade 2 and above

Location: Risingholme, 99 Hawford Road


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