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The Auckland Team

Tracey Stretton

Artistc and Founding Director

B.A., Dip Tchg., Dip Dance Drama in Education

Loves to dance, sing, play guitar, walk along stormy beaches. Married to Mike. Mum to Rose, Pearl and Will. Loves business and usually has head in business book. Started the company. Loves anything inspirational and positive. Believes you attract what you have in life. Super flexible (mind and body). Has super high standards. Likes the saying "We'll strive for perfection and we'll settle for excellence". Living the dream.

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Michael Stretton

Managing Director

B.A., Dip. Tchg. T.T.C. Managing Director

Loves history and reads all the time. Runs along Long Bay beach most mornings. Married to Trace. Dad to Rose, Pearl and Will. Enjoys a good red and food his kids hate like olives and feta cheese. Been a season ticket holder of the Warriors since they started and still waiting for the Grand Final win. Loves a game of golf and most sports. Favourite philosophies all about persistence. Loves leading the Pform.nz team and believes the harder you work the luckier you get.

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Gracie Pilgrem

Master Tutor Franchisee - Whangaparaoa | Hibiscus Coast

Bachelor of Dance Studies

Born, raised and studied here in Aotearoa. Has two speeds in life - fast and asleep. Always full of energy. Loves to dance in formal and not so formal places - the more unusual the better. Often way too loud for the situation. Can hear her coming from a mile away. Has a young fid (feathered kid) called Bruce and a soft spot for turtles. Loves sharing happiness, positive vibes and talking, talking, talking.

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Anna Condon

Tutor

Bachelor of Arts Majoring in Drama

An avid dog lover and long-time Disney fan. These two passions combined when she named her dog Nala (after Nala from the Lion King!) Truly devastated that her Hogwarts letter never came through, still discussing with with her local post office...Hermione stole her thunder. Loves staying fit and active and competes in cross-fit regularly. Loud laugh that almost competes with her loud chewing. Favourite quote: a day without laughter is a day wasted.

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Grace Goulter

Tutor

Diploma in On Screen Acting, Diploma in Screenwriting and Directing

Small town girl raised on motorbikes, go karts and of course the odd dance, drama and music lesson here or there. Her passion for acting, film and dance resulted in a one way flight to Auckland and she's never looked back... Loves hip hop, hot yoga, the colour green and secretly wishes she had an identical twin.
Completed both the Diploma's in on-screen acting and film directing and screenwriting from South Seas Film and Television School and is continuing to work in the film/television and creative industry.
Recently returned from China where she was flown as a part of the New Zealand team to compete in an international film festival . If she's not sipping coffee, smashing her drum kit or twinkling the ivories, Grace will be writing scripts, painting faces, taking photos or adventuring outdoors.

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Tom Wardle

Tutor

ATCL Dip. Teaching Speech and Drama, UCOL Certificate in Performing Arts

Originally from the mainland. Tom is a actor through and through and has had a passion for story telling and performance since he was knee high to a grasshopper. Imagination driven performance is his passion and he loves how theatre can connect and inspire people from all walks of life. Too loud and energetic for his good, Tom loves quoting and performing Shakespeare (requested or not). He has an extensive knowledge on Batman and Batman related themes, loves literature, poetry, classic cinema and never turns down pizza when offered.

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Hannah Lamberton

Tutor

Pform.nz dance and drama student for around 8 years! Pform.nz is a part of her life and she doesn't know who she would be without it. Among the first Junior Leaders and loves to mention that regularly at staff PD's. Dance and Drama - and particularly Musical Theatre - are the most important things in her life, that - and food. Weirdly great at remembering lyrics and loves to sing, loudly, to any and every song that comes on. Loud, excitable and just a little bit weird, she enjoys Pform.nz classes above all else.

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Jonathan Harris

Tutor

Dip. Acting (The Actors Program), Dip. Musical Theatre (Whitireia Performing Arts)

Surfer. Born in Wellington, and feels strange without the wind! Loves to sing, dance, act, and make silly voices ALL THE TIME. Feels most at home when performing. Also feels most at home when eating Kransky sausages, and sitting on the beach. Suh dudes! Catch me as bad boy Caleb Saunders in family series WILDE RIDE (TVNZ OnDemand), where I ride some sick motorbikes and cause havoc.

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Rose Stretton

Tutor

Pform.nz student since 2003! Secretly a ginormous history nerd and sometimes prefers studying Shakespeare than performing it! Literally the biggest Cinderella fan in the entire world. Believes firmly that Beyoncé is the reason for existence. Unhealthily obsessed with coffee (ask anyone at the Pform.nz shows) and would never turn down a High School Musical marathon.

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Tammy Palm

Tutor

Bachelor of Arts (Theatre Studies & Sociology)

Born in South Africa but has really adapted to the kiwi lifestyle, having lived all over NZ - Auckland, Dunedin, and Wellington. Loves a good musical, you name it, she can sing it! Was way too obsessed with High School Musical and Twilight when it came out. Cried when she watched The Lion King on Broadway. Loves travelling so much - ask her about it and she won’t be able to stop.

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Neala Cullen

Tutor

Loves adventuring and exploring, but nothing can beat movies inside on a rainy day. Her favourite things include dancing, makeup, Japanese food, TV, films and any form of potatoes (especially roast potatoes). As a child she would perform full musicals for all her soft toys and force her 4 older siblings to watch her dance routines. You will most likely find her curled up on the couch watching a movie, or or in the gym burning off some energy!

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Melissa Jones

Tutor

Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Ed)

Sydney born and bred. Auckland now home. Bought house in West Auckland with hubby-to-be. Adopted orphan kitten Puku. Renos currently running life. Loves dancing with friends in random places. Always up for travel adventures, spontaneous road trips... anything out of the norm. Big foodie. Keen movie go-er. Occasional Netflix series binges. Still ridiculously obsessed with F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Main life goal - surrounding self with extraordinary people, food, coffee, wine.

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Jess Hebditch

Tutor

JDNZ Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop

Outgoing and vibrant with a warm personality, Jess loves keeping physically active through dancing, pilates, yoga, gyming and swimming. Her friends are constantly telling her off for her dancing and off-key singing in public. Luckily her appalling singing is acceptable at the concerts and music festivals she enjoys going to. Infected with the travel bug, she is itching to get to Europe and South East Asia. She loves beach walks with her family, including her little white dog Millie! But if Jess does get a rainy day off you’ll find her snuggled up in bed with a block of Whitakers Creamy Milk, watching the Grey’s Anatomy series for the 3rd time.

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Kody Watts

Tutor

Born and raised in Auckland. Loves playing the ukulele and singing loudly. Always up for spontaneous adventures, usually to the beach. Absolutely treasures being on stage, and the hard work that goes on beforehand even more. Adores musical theatre and will often burst into song at the most unexpected of times. Always excited about learning new things. Watches a lot of docos, eats a lot of marshmallows, and reads a lot of books about child development & education.

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Paige Grant-Huggett

Tutor

Three-fold American, British and New Zealand and will accidentally slip into each accent if around them. Raised on F.R.I.E.N.D.S, the Big Bang Theory and Modern Family and can quote any and all episodes from it. Known throughout Auckland cafes for an unhealthy attachment to coffee. Has been described as a louder version of a Disney Princess. Firm believer that Queen is the best band to exist. Owns at least three Barbie t shirts. Says 'Thank you' almost 100 times a day. Notorious for removing important furniture to make space for clothes. Loves acting, dancing and singing, will make any conversation two times louder and five times faster.

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Jaymee Brearley

Tutor

Crazy & fun. A girl who is able to be extroverted, perform in front of people & be a home body who binges Netflix whenever she can - seems to be a good balance! Catch her listening to only Musical Theatre music and trying to catch up on the latest pop music trends to understand the “normal people”.

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Ebony Andrew

Tutor

A proud kiwi get-go'er. From Ngaati Maniapoto tribe. Favorite food is pickles, all pickles. Loves to pretend, loves spontaneity, loves people, people, people. The future Mrs DiCaprio. Can be found excessively jamming out to 70's classics or on the beach. Faithful to my beautiful Maori culture. Lives for the journey rather than the destination.

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Adam Pereira

Tutor

Your friendly neighbourhood Adam Pereira is always up for a good chat and a lot of laughing! Say the words “Marvel” or “DC” and BAM! you’ve made a new friend! An entertainer whether on stage or not and favourite pass time is just having an excellent conversation with someone and seeing them laugh and smile.

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Lizzy Hagan

Tutor

Bachelor of Dance Studies

Singing, dancing, acting, you name it! Any aspect of performing arts or being on stage is Lizzy’s happy place. Musicals bring all three together which explains her love for Disney princesses, Teen Beach Movie and High School Musical of course. Her passions apart from performing include dressing up, opp shopping and going on adventures to new places.

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15 Oct - 15 Dec
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11 Feb - 14 Apr
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29 Apr - 30 Jun
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22 Jul - 22 Sep
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