Camila's passion is bringing dance and movement to life at your ECE Centre!
After graduating from the National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Arts in 2016 with a Bachelor of Performing Arts, she combined a lifetime of dance and music training with her love of working with children and JitterBubs Movement and Dance was born.
"There is nothing more rewarding than helping to develop the love of dance and movement in a child. Discover, Develop, Dance- as the child discovers their body through movement, we aid them in developing fundamental skills such as balance, rhythm, coordination, listening, confidence and creativity through the elements of dance and movement.
I am passionate about developing and delivering the best programmes to kickstart a love of movement and dance in the next generation!"
Emily's dance journey started with ballet at the age of 5 and remained her passion throughout school. At university she completed her Bachelor of Dance Studies, where she developed her skills into other styles of dance, alongside learning about how we teach and learn dance. This degree led her into a Masters of Dance Movement Therapy, as she wanted to study how dance can be used expressively, developmentally, and therapeutically.
"My teaching style encourages participation and fun above all else, and I believe that dance is so important within ECE programmes in helping to develop wonderful human beings!"
Alysha's passion lies within the performing arts and alternative therapies. She brings over twenty years dance experience and is always looking for ways to expand on her knowledge to become a well rounded creative. She has been a dance teacher for nine years and loves working with students of all ages. Alysha completed a Bachelor of Dance studies at University of Auckland and is currently finishing her Masters in Dance Movement Therapy thesis (Graduation 2023).
"I love seeing people succeed and supporting them in realising their goals no matter how big or small!"
Teianna is a dance educator that has been working for over ten years in the United States. She is currently pursuing a Master of Dance at the University of Auckland.
She has an impressive resume which include a
Bachelor of Arts in Dance and Anthropology with Honours in Dance, as well as a teaching artist residency in South Africa.
"Play is important to me! As a teacher, I want to create fun and friendly environments that appropriately challenge students. I am always looking for new, creative ways to make that possible!"
Claire has been teaching dance for over 20 years, she has experience in teaching ballet, contemporary, hiphop and Jazz. Claire brings a wealth of experience including hosting live children's shows and even starring in the NZ-made children's TV show, The Party Animals. She completed a Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts (Contemporary Dance) at UNITEC.
"I have been passionate about dance and performance from a young age. After gaining a degree in contemporary dance, I spent several years performing in theatre and dance shows, television and film. In more recent years, I have found a love for sharing my knowledge with others, boosting their passion for all things dance!"
Julie is a professional dancer and dance teacher and has been freelancing for twenty years. She has worked with a wide range of people from preschoolers to adults and people with disabilities. Julie completed a Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts majoring in Contemporary Dance at UNITEC and is a qualified Peak Pilates Instructor.
"I love working with young kids and facilitating creative dance experiences. I have a six-year-old daughter and we have been dancing together since she was born!"
Chloe is a fantastic dance teacher with infectious energy! She has been working in the dance industry for over 7 years. She has taught a wide variety of genres including ballet, jazz, lyrical, hip-hop, musical theatre, contemporary and salsa.
"There's a light of creativity in everyone but especially in children, I am passionate about bringing that creativity out of children through teaching them dance. I love watching them spark new interests and have fun being the most authentic them. "