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Grace Pilgrem

Pform Partner

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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Melissa Jones

Management Team

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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Tom Wardle

Management Team

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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Lindsay Daniels

Bachelor of Arts (Drama)

20-something, loves travelling, food, acting (may spot her on a Shorty Street episode soon) and dancing. Likes to think that she is fashionable and owns 80 lipsticks! Loves watching movies on rainy days as well as being active at the gym.

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Lizzy Hagan

Bachelor of Dance Studies (In progress)

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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Alice Loombe

Trinity Guildhall Diplomas in Musical Theatre and Speech & Drama (Distinctions) IDTA Associate Freestyle Teaching Qualifications (Honours)

Originally from the UK but now living in Auckland, has a soft spot for anything fluffy or fattening! Energetic, tries to be the comedian with some very questionable impressions. Could still recite majority of all Disney film scripts/songs – if needed. Social, ambitious and is always up for a cheeky iced coffee before a (healthy) walk along the beach.

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Rose Stretton

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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Hannah Lamberton

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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Kody Watts

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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Kayla Ritchie

RAD Ballet, AJDA Jazz, NZAMD Hip Hop

Newly married. You can always hear her even if you can’t see her. Is not short but fun-sized. Has at least 5 different laughs. Was able to dance before she could walk. Can often be found at the gym, the beach or a café. Favourite dance move is anything involving leaping.

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Ebony Andrew

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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Claire Ackermann

Management Team

Bachelor of Arts (Major Psychology / Education), Certificate of Performing Arts (Major Dance)

Loves chick flicks, shopping and coffee. Has loved dance ever since she could move and always had a girl crush on Britney spears. Constantly lip syncing in the car and in front of the mirror. Always has lots of enthusiasm and tries to find the fun in everything. Main aim in life is to have fun, love people and never take things too seriously. Lives in Auckland with brand new fabulous hubby!

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Neala Cullen

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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Sammie Rae

Positive-vibe spreader, who loves TV and Film, acting, dancing, lacrosse, summer, being with friends, traveling and being creative! Obsessed with many movies, books and TV shows, including Harry Potter in which she secretly believes she is a Wizard (still waiting on the Hogwarts letter) and wishes she grew up in the 80s, thanks to the glorious shows, books and movies, of Stranger Things, Ready player One, and Back to the Future. Loves performing and spreading passion and inspiration to all.

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Nicole Plewinski

Expressive oil painter and avid landscape/wildlife photographer, Nicole adores sparking enthusiasm for life and the people around us. She has an endless amount of curiosity for the stories yet to be told and loves discovering new ways to help others communicate and express themselves. Favourite saying; – Be the change.

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Anna Condon

Bachelor of Arts Majoring in Drama

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

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Jess Hebditch

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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30 Apr - 30 Jun
TERM 3 2018
New Zealand
23 Jul - 22 Sep
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