Junior Leaders | Pform.nz

Our Team of AMAZINGLY talented Junior Leaders work alongside the Tutors each week to hone their directing skills, assist in running activities and become a whole lot of kids best friends.

We can't express just how wonderfully valuable these performers are to our classes and showcases each and every year.

We adore you all!

 

 

JUNIOR TUTORS

Our Junior Tutor Team are brand new to 2018. We created this position to reward those Junior Leaders who have proven their maturity, skill and unmatched talent when it comes to dealing with kids and educating through the Performing Arts. This is the first ever group of JT's and we couldn't be prouder of them- they've worked tirelessly to achieve incredible feats within the Pform family. 

 

 

 

CATIE VAN DER BURGH

Catie has been with Pform.nz for 4 years- this is her 3rd year as a Junior Leader!

She's  super bubbly, enthusiastic and her favourite thing to do is smile.

She loves mucking around with friends...and watching Riverdale everyday!

Catie is in love with chicken nuggets and hot chips.

Her go to catchphrase is "oh my nuggets" and "cool beans".

Catie loves performing and dances around everywhere!

She's constantly embarrassing herself but doesn't mind it at all.

She loves seeing the kids in class every week and can't wait to continue into a Tutor position in the future! 

 

 

 

 

       

 

TIANNA TURK

Tianna joined Pform.nz in 2012 when she was 8 years old and became a Junior Leader in 2015. 

In the weekends, she loves dancing in Pform's Senior Elite Troupe and volunteering at a local farm park (she REALLY loves animals!) 

Tianna is absolutely in love with helping out in classes and is so happy that she is now part of the Junior Tutor Team!

She performed as Alice in Pform's 'Alice in Wonderland' dance at Disneyland and Hollywood Boulevard in 2014!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABBY HEWITT

Abby started Pform.nz in 2008, became a JL in 2014 and is a true french toast enthusiast. 

Abby loves everything to do with the Performing Arts, pink, glitter and unicorns (of course).

Can often be found singing in public bathrooms or dancing in supermarket aisles...

She credits this level of confidence to everything she's learnt at Pform.

Abby can also recite the entire script of The Little Mermaid.

Loves her friends, family, cats and (growing) collection of patterned socks.

Abby loves being a part of the Team and can't wait to continue investing time into her biggest passion.

She's excited to learn and grow along with the rest of this fabulous team.

 

 

 

 

RUBY BARLOW

Ruby started Pform.nz when she was 6 in 2010.

She is bubbly and enthusiastic and loves the Pform life!!

Ruby is a part of our first ever Junior Tutor Team and she is incredibly pumped.

Ruby's hobbies outside of Pform include hanging out with friends, netball, her kittens, and just overall being silly and having fun!

Ruby loves dance, acting, and the Performing Arts in general...she plans on auditioning for her school production and is super excited!

Ruby loves school, learning new things and is always up for a good laugh.

 

 

 

 

 

       

 

JESS FAJARDO

Big haired, Disney loving, bookworm and excessive tea drinker.

Jess loves everything to do with drama and performance.

She has worked with Pform.nz since 2011 and has loved every bit of it!! 

Jess thinks that show season is the BEST time of the year and wishes she could live in it forever.

A recent Elite Troupee, Jess finds joy in expressing herself through dance (and you’ll def find her busting out her moves at any JL party)

You can find her watching replays of LaLa Land and Up at any given moment.

She loves to hang out with her friends and family more than anything.

 

 

 

 

 

FRANCESCA MILES

Fran is a horse-crazy  person that first started Pform.nz in 2012.

She attended her first Pform class as a 'Bring a Friend' guest and fell in love with the creative arts!

Fast forward a couple of years and she's still horse-crazy and still killing it at Pform.

She lives by the motto '0800 naps all day'. 

Fran started Junior Leading in 2015 and has never looked back. 

She also plays the clarinet and is always up for a game of scream.

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

JOSH BEDFORD

Has the triple Pform experience this year- a student, JT AND a Tutor!

Avid watcher of any and all television shows - name any show and he can give you a super long chat about it!

Cannot live without song and dance and can be seen singing and dancing around at any given moment.

He loves music and can jam to anything (besides rap)!

He is a true kiddie at heart and would never turn down a nostalgic watch of anything ‘childhood’...Hannah Montana, anyone?!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DANI KING

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PEARL STRETTON

Pearl started Pform.nz 11 years ago and has been on the Junior Leader Team for 5 years!

She loves the 70's and is convinced she was born in the wrong era.

She loves all things indie and frequently browses the #aesthetic tag on Instagram.

Pearl is obsessed with ukeleles, Steven Universe and F.R.I.E.N.D.S.

When she's not hanging out at Senior Elite Troupe and practicing  dance tricks with Josh, you can find her listening to Dodie Clark on repeat.

Prides herself on her awkwardness and loves a spicy meme or two.

 

 

 

 

 

JANA RISTOVSKA

Jana has been a Pform student since 2009!!

She loves music, art and all things Disney! 

She can ALWAYS be found jamming in her room to Taylor Swift or eating unhealthy amounts chocolate. 

She has been a Junior Leader since 2017. 

Her favourite thing about it is watching all the students have fun and thrive.

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

SABINE ROSKILLY

Sabine loves being overdramatic and enthusiastic about everything! 

This is her 5th year at Pform.nz and she absolutely loves it! 

When she isn’t dancing her heart out she can be found sitting on her couch watching Stranger Things (and every other Netflix show). 

Sabine is also addicted to her cats and telling everybody her stupid jokes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VANESSA EVANS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JULIETTE EDWARDS

 

This year, Juliette will have been at Pform.nz for 10 years!

This is her first year as a Junior Leader.

Whatever you call her (Juliette, Julie, Julia, Julianne, JouJou, Julietta or 'that other brunette girl') she'll probably respond!

Juliette has always loved being on stage dancing, singing and performing drama pieces.

She loves art, drama and science and can speak fluent French!

Her love for performing has bloomed like crazy and she's now a part of her 2018 school musical.

 

 

 

 

 

JUNIOR LEADERS

 

 

DOMINIQUE LOUGH

Dom started Pform when she was 5 years old! 

Her (amazing) Tutor Claire asked her to become a JL when she was 11. 

Dom loves to dance and act but her favourit part of the year is always show season!

She is a member of the Intermediate Elite Troupe and takes lots of inspiration from her fellow dancers. 

She was so excited when she heard about the Pform trip to LA in 2017 and had the time of her life performing at Disneyland!!

Dom can't wait for thousands more amazing expeirinces with Pform.nz <3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JESSICA WISEMAN-POU

Jessica is a super bubbly and fun person!

She loves to eat ice-cream while watching her fav movie, Blended.

Jessica has been a part of Pform.nz for 2 years and even travelled to LA for the 2017 Disney Trip!

She loves helping Hannah and working with the younger kids as a Junior Leader.

Jess has been part of Pform's Intermediate Elite Troupe for two years and loves it!!

Jess loves her Tutors and all the friendships she has made along the way during her Pform journey. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIAM STEPHENS

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

IZZIE EPKE

Izzie loves sport and is super chatty! 

She has been doing Pform for six and a half years.

This is her first year as a JL...she teaches with Ella and Lindsay and loves that she gets to JL with her best friend every week!

Has a German last name and sometimes doesn't know how to pronounce it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

JESS ROULSTON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

ELLA BILLCLIFF

Ella lovres hanging out with friends!

She also really enjoys swimming and netball.

Ella has been doing Pform for 6 years now, this being her 7th year!

2018 is her 1st year as a JL and she's super excited to teach at Parnell!

Ella loves travelling and doing Pform.

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

AMELIE SEAGAR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAHIA PADANIA

Mahia loves to dance and will bust out a move any second she gets!

Mahia's favourite thing to do is go to the beach...

This is mainly becasue there are ice-cream shops around and she is obsessed with ice-cream (like, really obessed).

She loves all things Disney.

She has been with Pform.nz since 2014 and this is her first year as a Junior Leader...she LOVES IT!!!

OBSESSED with online shopping!!! (and buying dancewear).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LUCY HAGAN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JESSICA RUSSELL

 

Jess started Pform.nz in 2012 and became a JL in 2017.

She loves acting, dancing, performing and everything about show season.​

Jess is super bubbly, happy and always loves to smile.​

Her hobbies outside of Pform.nz are netball, soccer, her dog and hanging out with friends.​

Jess loves being apart of the JL team and can't wait for the amazing year ahead.

 

 

 

 

 

 

JODIE WILLIAMS

Jodie has a true love of performing - since forever!

She started Pform.nz four years ago and has been a Junior Leader for the last two.

Jodie has been in every show she could since starting Pform.nz and loved it every time.

When not teaching or practicing for shows she likes to take every opportunity to have fun and seek an adrenaline rush!

Jodie is super excited for another year of Pform.nz and can’t wait to get started...

 

 

 

 

   

 

EMILY VINCENT

Emily has been dancing since she was three years old.

She has had 15+ rabbits, 3 rats, 1 dog, and 10 fish!!

She has always been in cheersquad at school.

She has had a passion for dance, reading and writing for as long as she can remember.

Last year she made it to the Intermediate Elite Troupe and has made heaps of awesome friends.

She started Pform really shy, and Gracie haleped her come out of her shell and become a better dancer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BROOKE PARLANE

Brooke has enjoyed performing since she was little.

She started Pform.nz about 4 years ago and has always been willing to help out wherever possible.

Brooke has been a singer in all her shcool choirs and acts in as many pieces as she can!

When not at drama, she loves hanging out with friends and watching Netflix. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NADIA HORNE

Nadia is 13 years old and her favourite colour is blue. 

She loves doing drama and having fun!

Catch her in her first year as a Junior Leader at our Grey Lynn venue!

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

BENJAMIN ANDERSON

Ben started in 2010 and has been a Junior Leader for 2 years. 

He has a dog who he loves to walk!

Part German, part English and part Kiwi!

Would love to be an actor and really enjoys training with Tom during class.

Pform.nz is his favourite thing to do!

 

 

 

 

   

 

TAYLA FREDERICKSON

Loves travelling and Pform.nz! 

She loves to express herself and be super crazy.

Likes hanging out with friends and laughing all the time!! 

Commonly called Tay-Tay by her Pform family. 

If you can’t find her anywhere, she is most likely dancing or binge-watching Netflix.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHARLIE JONES

 

Charlie's a random quirky teen open to do practically anything weird and funky.

He loves performing and would be more than happy to work in the Pform family when he is older!!

Charlie has been doing pform since the '09 and can't believe how much it has taught him over the years!! :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

CHARLOTTE FRANICEVIC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ZOE TAYLOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

CHARLOTTE MAHONY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

SOPHIE LYDON

Sophie has been doing 3 years of Pform.nz and LOVES it!

She had always loved dancing, acting and singing and is so excited to be a Junior Leader for 2018.

Besides being at Pform you can find Sophie being super dramatic and WAYY overexcited about everything happening around her

...or potentiall hanging out at a dairy as she has a serious sweet tooth!

She is passionate about anything Performing Arts related and is always up for a good challenge!

She’s so ready to make 2018 at Pform.nz the BEST ONE YET!!!

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

POPPY ROBERTS

Poppy LOVES Harry Potter (#HufflepuffForever) and dog memes.

... so basically Harry Potter dog memes after class are definitely her idea of cool.

Her hobbies include reading, reading, reading, watching funny YouTube videos and... reading.

She teaches the 4-7 and 7-10 classes on Wednesday at Kings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

ISABELLE HEAD

Izzy has been doing Pform for 6 years and has been a Junior Leader for 1 year.
 
She loves meeting new people and being loud with her friends.
 
Her hobbies include hockey, drama, hanging out with friends, going on adventures and playing the piano.
 
What Izzy loves about Pform is that she loves acting and being able to learn different ways to improve...
everyone at Pform is so welcoming and so energetic! 
 
Izzy loves the end of year shows, she loves seeing all the different pieces everyone has created and all the costumes!
 
 
 
 

 

   

 

AIMEE WATSON

Aimee has been with Pform.nz since 2014 and became a Junior Leader last year.

When she's not in class or with her FABULOUS 7-10's, Aimee loves playing netball and being overly dramatic about everything.

She loves food, Netflix and travelling the world.

At the end of the day, Pform.nz is her life and she's PUMPED for 2018!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HARPER BILBY

Harper loves Stranger Things and is obsessed with chicken nuggets. 

This is her first year as a Junior Leader and second year as a part of the Pform family!

She loves 21 Pilots and has a fear of belly buttons.

She loves travelling and is a major shopaholic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOPHIA GARCIA-CURTIS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANNA BARLOW

Anna has been doing Pform.nz since 2011 and started her Junior Leading in 2018.

She loves Harry Potter and her favourite food is sushi.

She is very passionate about dancing and acting.

Anna is loud and enthusiastic and loves watching Netflix, playing netball and doing art!

She LOVES all animals and has two kittens.

Her older sister Ruby is a Junior Tutor!

She is always willing to give everything a try. 

 

 

 

 

 

   

AMY JORDAN

Amy started Pform in 2010 and became a Junior Leader in 2016.

She loves dance, drama and singing.

More than that however, she loves helping Pform.nz students reach their goals.

Also known for having alpacas, over 6 Pform bears and a huge heart!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EMILY ROWE

 

Emily started Pform.NZ in 2014 and this is her first year as a Junior Leader.

In her spare time (apart from doing Pform.nz) she loves to go to the beach and spend time with friends and family.

Her favourite type of food is Mexican. She loves making up dances and sitting for hours watching James Charles (but I mean who doesn’t?).  She also loves Billie Eilish.

She loves being a part of the J.L team and is so excited for this year!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ISABELLE REEVE

Izzy loves watching as much YouTube as she possibly can and loves staring at herself in the mirror! 

She started Pform.nz in 2016 and became a Junior Leader in 2018.

She has 1 sibling (but is obviously the favourite) and is also prone to losings.

She loves being with Pform.

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

WILL STRETTON

Will loves Ben 10, Marvel and macaroni cheese.

He won't say his favourite animal because he has 10 of them.

Obsessed with mythology and loves to tap dance!

He has been doing Pform.nz since he was 4 years old so he knows what he's doing.

Loves acting more than anything and secretly a great soprano singer!

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

ISOBEL HILL

Isobel loves to snuggle in blankets and watch movies.

She likes to be called Izzy.

Izzy started her journey at Pform in 2013 and this is her 6th year!

She’s been a Junior Leader for for two years now!

Random fact: she hates horror films but loves scary TV series!

Izzy loves Marvel movies!

 

 

 

 

 

 

MADELEINE PETERS

Madeleine has been with Pform sice 2014 and has loved every moment of it!
 
She is a complete Harry Potter fanatic and is constantly re-reading the books.
 
Maddie is obsessed with performing and spending time with her friends or her dog. 
 
She is also a milk enthusiast! If you can't find her she’ll either be dancing, hanging 
 
with her friends or reading Harry Potter while drinking milk and patting her dog.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASHLEY JORDAN

Ashley is known for being able to use any technical means to make the dreams of students come true.

Ashley loves photography, cinematography, editing, lighting, sound and programming.

Most importantly,  they help the shows run smoothly and come to life!

Also known for having extremely well-kept admin work, lots of oddfellows and a large collection of glitter pens. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

MICAELA CUTHBERTSON

Micaela loves to watch Netflix and to eat food.

She has been at Pform since 2011, though she missed a year in 2013.

Micaela’s favourite subject is English!

In her spare time she LOVES hanging out with friends.

Her favourite holiday country is Fiji!

She enjoys acting and performing in front of an audience more than anything.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANNA CARR

Anna is a natural born performer and LOVES the spotlight, starting Pform.nz in 2010 and becoming a Junior Leader in 2018! 

Anna is a vegetarian with a massive sweet-tooth (she'll eat anything with sugar in it).

She has an obsession with Disney and her favourite movie is the live-action Cinderella!

Anna was born in Texas and plans to move back to the U.S. to become an actress... after becoming a Pform.nz Tutor, that is!

She's a YouTube enthusiast and procrastinates hours of homework watching videos.

Anna can't wait to meet new kids, give them confidence and help them develop their sparkle!

In the wise words of Anna, stay fabulous!

 

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