The Auckland Team

Neala Cullen

HQ Management | Business Manager

Bachelor of Communication Studies.

Pform team since 2017!

Neala loves watching movies and letting her inner wild-child shine while belting out the lyrics to her favourite Shania Twain songs. She could quite easily have sushi for lunch every day and is a hot chocolate enthusiast!

Favourite Musical: Rocky Horror Picture Show
Quote/Motto: "That's future Neala's problem"

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Tom Wardle

HQ Management | Education Manager

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

Pform team since 2012!

Too loud and energetic for his own good. Tom will perform Shakespeare at every opportunity he gets (requested or not). He is obsessed with Batman, literature, poetry, classic cinema and never turns down pizza when offered.

Favourite Musical: Man of La Mancha
Quote/Motto: "Love and success - always in that order. It's that simple and that difficult"

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Pearl Stretton

HQ Management | Creative Manager

Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and Education).

Pform.nz member since 2006!

Pearl is a confident individual who LOVES throwing herself into the limelight. She's likely to be found with a coffee cup in hand (no matter the time of day) and rewatching comfort shows on Netflix.

Favourite Musical: Falsettos
Quote/Motto: "Try everything once and good things twice"

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Rose Stretton

Auckland Tutor | Tour Manager

Bachelor of Arts (Ancient History) | Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing)

Pform.nz member since 2003! Hobbies include swimming in the ocean, journaling and going on adventures. You will never get through a conversation with Rose without her bursting into song (seriously).

Favourite Musical: Les Miserables
Quote/Motto: "Today is life, tomorrow never comes"

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Gracie Pilgrem

Franchisee | Pform Hibiscus & North

Bachelor of Dance Studies.

Pform.nz member since 2015! You will often find Gracie sporting a pair of sparkly shoes. She is always excited to chat about her next overseas trip.

Favourite Musical: Beetlejuice
Quote/Motto: "Positively positive"

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Tate Miller

Auckland Tutor

Performing Arts Tutor

Pform.nz member since 2023! Tate is an optimistic guy who loves filling his spare time with video games, the latest blockbuster movies and eating ice cream.

Favourite Musical: High School Musical
Quote/Motto: "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take - Wayne Gretzky - Michael Scott"

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Talia Kermode

Auckland Tutor

New Zealand Certificate in AC-CA

Pform.nz member since way back! Talia joined us as a student in 2007 and performed with us for many years. After a bit of term off, Talia has joined us again as part of our tutor team from 2023. Talia is an energetic and passionate person who is often found enjoying the outdoors crystal hunting, fishing and camping.

Favourite Musical: I can't pick just one! Cats, Hairspray and Mamma Mia
Quote/Motto: Yasssss Queen!

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Jisoo Kim

Auckland Tutor

Bachelor of Communications

Pform.nz member since 2023! Jisoo is an organized tutor who has well and truly made her mark on the NZ Hip-Hop scene. When Jisoo is not teaching she loves cooking, watching movies and eating way too much chocolate!

Favourite Musical: Aladdin
Quote/Moto: "Trust the process"

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Kyla Blennerhassett

Auckland Tutor

Bachelor of Communications

Pform team since 2024! Kyla is an absolute icon who just LOVES painting, going to the beach, camping and performing! Her guilty pleasures are pretending she's on MasterChef and signing really badly alone in the car!

Favourite Musical: Joseph & the Technicolor Dreamcoat, Wicked & Jesus Christ Superstar
Motto/Quote: "Do or do not. There is no try" - Yoda

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Chelsie Brown

Hibiscus Coast Tutor

Performing Arts Tutor

Pform.nz member since 2015! Chelsie is a TANK fanatic whose ideal day consists of reading at the beach and spending time with friends. She will never miss the opportunity to meet a new cat.

Favourite Musical: Wicked
Quote/Motto: "You are only bored if you are boring"

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Danyelle Mealings

Hibiscus Coast Tutor

Diploma in On-Screen Acting.

Pform.nz member since 2024. Danyelle is an ambitious individual who loves seeking beautiful sunrises and indulging in fine dining. Her ultimate form of procrastination is getting lots in the depths of a good book.

Favourite Stage show: Dorian Gray
Quote/motto: "Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear- Ambrose Redmoon"

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Zoe Taylor

Auckland Tutor

Performing Arts Tutor

Pform team member since 2016! Zoe often gets lost in the moment, dancing along to songs from musicals with an Iced coffee in hand.

Favourite Musical: Hamilton
Quote/Motto: To learn something new, you need to try new things and not be afraid to make mistakes.

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Will Stretton

Auckland Tutor

Diploma in Film and Content Creation

Pform member since 2009! Will is the ultimate triple threat. His classes are vibrant and fun and he loves to inspire children to be the best versions of themselves. Will is obsessed with superheroes, animals and anything out of this world.

Favourite Musical: Chicago
Quote/Moto: "Where there's a will, there's a way!"

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Kelsey Mercer

Auckland Tutor

Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Drama and Education

Pform.nz member since 2024! Kelsey is a loving tutor with a passion for all things acting. On her off days, you'll probably find her outside exercising, surfing, cheerleading and sometimes a bit of shopping!
Kelsey's guilty pleasure is spending any time she can travelling and never turns down a slice of cake!

Favourite Musical: Miss Saigon/Mamma Mia!
Quote/Moto: 'No one will catch your dreams for you!'

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Millie Eaton

Auckland Tutor

Diploma in Music | Conjoint BA (Education) and BC (Communications)

Pform team since 2015! Millie is the friendliest person you'll meet! A talented musician, she's always down to have a boogie, go for a walk or just stay inside binging Gilmore Girls and Hamilton over and over again.

Favourite Musical" Mamma Mia!
Motto/quote: 'Be the change you want to see in the world'

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Tioreore Melbourne

Auckland Tutor

Bachelor of Performing Arts (Toi Whakaari)

Pform team since 2024! Ti has a great sense of humor and loves to annoy her family by singing really loud at home. Always keen for a spot of fishing or a night out at a karaoke bar!

Favourite Musical: Hamilton
Motto/Quote: Ua Mataturuturu, ra whitiwhiti, ka rere te kopere | Rain, sunshine, there will always be a rainbow.

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Evie Depledge

Auckland Tutor

Bachelor of Arts (Sociology & Drama)

Pform team since 2024! Eve is an enthusiastic individual who is obsessed with all things Greek and Roman! You'll catch her jamming out to ABBA, walking her labradoodle Max and indulging in some Duck Island ice cream!

Favourite Musical: Hadestown
Quote/Motto: Ice cream can fix any problem

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Rebecca Dreyer

Auckland Tutor

Bachelor of Science (Human Nutrition) | Masters of Health Science

Pform team since 2024! Rebecca is an imaginative individual who loves to spend her downtime sewing, crocheting and painting. She's the person you want on your team for quiz night and she'll never turn down a little sweet treat!

Favourite Musical: Wicked
Motto/Quote: "It's better to live a life of oh well's than a life of what if's"

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Parekawa Finlay

Wellington Tutor

Bachelors of Creativity, Performing Arts: Drama

Pform.nz member since 2024! Parekawa is an enthusiastic performer with a love for young people and the outdoors! In the summer, you’ll most likely find her swimming in the nearest body of water she can find!
Parekawa loves the environment, taking care of it and enjoying it!

Favourite Musical: Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat
Quote/Whakatauki: Kia whakat?muri te haere whakamua - I walk backwards into the future with my eyes fixed on the past.

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Lyrique Sheppard-Lowe

Wellington Tutor

Bachelor of Performing Arts

Pform member since 2024! Lyrique is a loving tutor with a great passion for performing and music. On her days off, you can find her spending time with her friends and family. Lyrique’s guilty pleasures are iced coffees and the Hamilton sound track.

Favourite musical: Sound of Music
Quote/Motto: 'Be around people that are good for your soul'

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Georgie Fryatt

Christchurch Tutor

NZ Speech Board Associate Diploma in Speech and Drama Performance; ATCL Musical Theatre, Level 4 Diploma in Performing

Pform.nz member since 2024! Hobbies include horse riding, going to the gym and watching history documentaries. If you share a car ride with her, best believe you are joining Georgie belting out her fav songs!

Favourite Musical: Les Miserables
Quote/Motto: "Shake it off"

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Sam Bremner

Auckland Tutor

Performing Arts Tutor

Pform team since 2022! Sam is an energetic tutor who loves to spend time creating Pinterest worthy baking creations, crocheting, watching movies and a cheeky bit of reality tv!

Favourite Musical: Hamilton
Quote/Motto: “The difference between try and triumph is just a little umph.” —Marvin Phillips

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Marise Reiher

Tauranga Tutor

Bachelor of Arts Majoring in Psychology - Minoring in Human Development and Dance

Pform team since 2024! Marise is a bubbly personality who loves to dabble in a bit of photography and enjoys swimming and reading. Her guilty pleasure is listening to Elvis Presley and a cheeky chocolate covered stawberry!

Favourite Musical: Grease
Quote/Motto: 'I like to move it, move it'

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Bella Cook

Tauranga Tutor

Bachelor of Teaching

Pform team since 2024! Bella is super fun to be around. She loves a spot of surfing and will never turn down a chocolate covered strawberry!

Favourite Musical:
Quote/Motto: "You did not go through all that for nothing"

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Rosie Leishman

Christchurch Tutor

Bachelor of Communication in Journalism | Trinity College London Speech & Drama Grades 1 - ATCL

Pform team since 2024! Rosie is a bubbly and friendly individual who loves Taylor Swift, op-shopping, swimming at the beach (even in winter!) and eating peanut butter straight from the jar!

Favourite Musical: Beautiful (Carole King Musical) or Hairspray
Quote/Motto: 'Your biggest strength is your biggest weakness'

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Ella Billcliff

Auckland Tutor

Performing Arts Tutor

Pform team since 2011! Ella is a ray of sunshine who loves dancing along with her friends to Taylor Swift! With a bit of a sweet tooth she'll never turn down some raspberry licorice!
She loves to travel and you'll often find her in her dance classes.

Favourite Musical: Mamma Mia!
Quote/Motto: 'Live life to the fullest'

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