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elizabeth harvey

Director -Principal Tutor

Elizabeth Harvey A.R.A.D RAD registered teacher.

I.S.T.D Affiliate Teacher - BBO teaching member

Elizabeth Harvey worked internationally as a professional dancer in both Ballet Companies and Production Shows in a career that spanned 23 years internationally taking her from London to Las Vegas and Paris after which she taught both in New Zealand and internationally, most recently China.

From 2008 to 2015 Elizabeth owned and directed New Zealand Performing Arts a government funded and NZQA accredited tertiary PTE providing full time study at NZQA Diploma levels 5 and 6, the graduates of which have gone on to careers in dance and the teaching of dance internationally.

From 2001 to 2015 she also owned Dance Unlimited,an Auckland based dance school.

Elizabeth believes dance is for every child and that although some may go on to make a career in dance all will gain in self-confidence and have a lasting appreciation of the arts.

A full CV is available upon request.



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Kristin Orr -   Teacher on call

Bream Bay Ballet was a branch of the Northland School of Ballet; the principal Mrs. Tess Graham.

In 1994 Kristin Orr began her teacher training in ballet under the tutorage of Tess Graham, Kristin was successfully examined for teaching in 1997, completing a teaching diploma with papers on anatomy and child psychology in 1998.

Kristin nee Caldwell began her ballet training in Christchurch with Rhonda McGlinchy in 1971 and then trained at Southern Ballet from 1973 to 1978 taught by Lorraine Peters, David Peak and Russell Kerr.

In 1980 Kristin chose a career in Occupational Therapy, following her training she specialised in neurology in Christchurch before moving to Ruakaka with her husband in 1987. In 1999 Kristin worked for Abano in Brain injury Rehabilitation in the community, in 2005 Kristin joined Special Education working with children in schools around Northland.

It is this unique combination of skills as a teacher of ballet and a trained Occupational Therapist that she brings to the ballet classroom to inspire, motivate and train the young ballet student in the skillful art and performance of ballet.



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