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our team

We have an amazing team of teachers, who absolutely enjoy sharing their love of dance with their students. 

SARAH DE LILLE

Studio Director

Sarah has been teaching for 14 years after completing her Solo Seal diplomas in Jazz + Tap.

 

She has worked as a freelance choreographer and adjudicator throughout New Zealand, and currently teaches our Senior Jazz, Tap and Performing Groups.

Sarah also works as a Registered Nurse and has recently become a new Mum.

SCOTT MEDCALFE

Studio Director

Scott has been involved within the dance studio for many years, firstly as a brother of a former student, then with his wife, Sarah.

 

He looks after the administration work for the studio, edits music for our solo and group competition routines, and maintains our social media channels.

KREZ YATES

Ballet

Krez has been part of the Stewart Dance Studios family for many years.

 

Firstly as a student, Krez completed all NZAMD levels, including Solo Seal, in Ballet, Jazz + Tap. After this, she began teaching our dancers in Jazz, Hip Hop + Ballet.

 

She was also the captain of the SKYCITY Cheer Team, performing for a number of sports teams and events.

Outside of dance, Krez is a mother of three, and also runs her own business with her husband, Koby.

TRACEY ROGERS

Contemporary

Tracey has been teaching dance for 14 years, and is also a Mother of two girls, aged 3 and 1.

ZOË COLLISTER

Jazz, Ballet + Performing Group

Zoë has been teaching our Junior Jazz + Ballet students since 2014, and has recently been assisting Sarah with our Performing Groups.

 

She was a competitive dancer since the age of 7, and has completed her Solo Seal diploma in Jazz.

Outside of dancing, Zoë works in Early Childhood Education and this year, she will begin her Bachelors degree to become a Registered ECE teacher.

KATE DOIDGE

Jazz

Kate has been involved with Stewart Dance Studios for many years, as a student and part of our Performing Groups.

 

She has taught our Junior Jazz levels since 2014.

 

When she is not teaching, Kate works as a qualified Early Childhood teacher.

SAMANTHA OLESEN

Ballet

Teaching our Ballet classes for the last 6 years, Sam was also part of our Performing Groups for many years.

 

She is also completing the third year of her Nursing degree at Manukau Institute of Technology.

DANIELLE TAYLOR

Hip Hop, Jazz + Contemporary

Danielle began dancing at the age of 5, and is a member of our Senior Performing Group. She has also completed her Solo Seal diplomas in Jazz, Contemporary + Hip Hop.

Representing the studio at the NZAMD Scholarship weekends, Danielle placed second in Hip Hop and first in Contemporary.

She has also been part of the Momentum Productions Development team for 2 years.

Danielle currently teaches our Junior Hip Hop, Contemporary and Senior Jazz classes.

EMMA PORTER

Jazz

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OLIVIA HOMAN

Jazz + Ballet

Olivia began teaching our Jazz + Ballet students in 2013.

 

She was a competitive dancer for many years representing the studio, competing twice at the National Young Performer Awards, reaching the semi-finals in 2017.

 

For the past three years, Olivia has been part of the Momentum Productions Development team, and is currently in her second year at AUT studying Occupational Therapy.

CHLOE VEGA

Hip Hop

Chloe has taught at SDS for the past 6 years and is in her final year studying communication design.

KATE MCANULTY

Tap

Kate started dancing at the age of 7, and is currently a member of our Senior Performing Group.

She has been teaching our Junior Tap levels for the past 3 years, and assisting in the Senior levels.

Kate is currently Year 13 at Marist College.

JORDYN SCHOLTEN

Hip Hop + Jazz

Jordyn has been dancing for many years and is currently a member of our Senior Performing Group.

 

She has been teaching our Hip Hop classes for the past 3 years, and has recently begun teaching our Junior Jazz grades.

Jordyn has completed her Solo Seal diploma in Hip Hop and this year, has started a Bachelor of Commerce degree at Auckland University.

ANNA SHIELDS

Ballet + Jazz

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BROOKE TAYLOR

Tap

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BROOKE SCULLY

Ballet + Jazz

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SOPHIE HOMAN

Assistant Teacher - Junior Ballet

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PIPER BARTON

Assistant Teacher - Tap

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