The Auckland Team

The Auckland Team

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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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.

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Pearl Stretton

Tutor | Project Manager

Currently Studying: 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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Gabbi Deed

Tutor

Currently Studying: Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and Security Studies).

Pform.nz team member since 2013! Gabbi loves challenging herself on the rock climbing wall or gliding across the ice skating rink. Her ideal way to wind down after a big day includes binge watching her favourite Netflix show and ordering Uber Eats.

Favourite Musical: Matilda
Quote/Motto: "Have courage and be kind"

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Amy Jordan

Tutor

Pform.nz member since 2010! Amy is an ambitious individual who loves surfing, long car rides and cooking delicious meals. She often goes to the beach (but admits she never swims) and she will be the first to reach for a meringue when available.

Favourite Musical: Mamma Mia!
Quote/Motto: "You gain respect when you are willing to lose your dignity"

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Jessica Russell

Tutor

Pform.nz member since 2012! Jess' idea of the ultimate weekend is a road-trip filled with walks along the beach and as much ice-cream as possible.

Favourite Musical: Sound of Music
Quote/Motto: "Live life to the fullest"

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Emma Hoseason

Tutor

Currently Studying: Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and Film & Television).

Pform.nz Team Member since 2023! Emma fills her cup with country music, dipping her fries in her milkshake and re-watching the same TV shows over and over again. She loves to cook up a storm in the kitchen and winding down with a true-crime book.

Favourite Musical: Muppets Most Wanted
Quote/Motto: "Always give 100%! Unless you're donating blood"

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Jisoo Kim

Tutor

Currently Studying: 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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Charlie Jones

Tutor

Pform.nz member since 2009! Charlie is an outgoing person who always lets his true colours shine. Charlie loves creating music, playing football and his favourite food is Pad Thai.

Favourite Musical: La La Land
Quote/Moto: "Shoulda, coulda, woulda"

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Chelsie Brown

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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Emily Rowe

Tutor

Currently Studying: Bachelor of Communications

Pform.nz member since 2014! Emily is a social person who loves spending time with her friends. Over summer, you will often find her swimming at the beach and enjoying sushi but when the weather gets colder her go-to is watching a musical with chocolate.

Favourite Musical: Matilda
Quote/Motto: "Don't be afraid to have fun and take risks"

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Talia Kermode

Tutor

(Currently Studying) New Zealand Certificate in Animal Care- Companion Animals

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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Zoe Taylor

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

Tutor

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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Hailey Martin

Tutor

Pform.nz team member since 2023! Hailey is an inquisitive individual with a passion for learning and experiencing new things. Her favourite flavour of ice-cream is peanut butter and there is no better time to eat it than while rewatching old TV shows. In her down-time, Hailey loves to bake up a storm.

Favourite Musical: Burlesque
Quote/Motto: “Hakuna Matata”

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Tate Miller

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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