Pform team since 2015! Has two speeds in life- fast and asleep. Always full of energy. Adores her Rottweiler named Trigger. Loves sharing happiness and positive vibes. Talking, talking and talking.Read More
Gracie is the owner and operator of the Pform.nz Hibiscus & North Franchise. She is a talented woman in both the performing arts and business arenas. Gracie has achieved her Bachelor of Dance Studies at the University of Auckland. She has had over 20 years of performance experience and has worked with Touch Compass, Footnote New Zealand Dance and Moss Patterson from Atamira Dance Company. Through her performance journey, she has explored diverse performance styles that include a range of cultures, styles and stories.
Gracie is an outstanding educator. Her classes are challenging and skill-based so all students can reach their full potential. In saying this, she prioritises fun to create class environments where students are valued as individuals.
Pform.nz team since 2017! Loves adventuring and exploring, but nothing can beat movies inside on a rainy day. Loves dancing, makeup, Japanese food, TV and any form of potatoes!Read More
Neala is Pform.nz's Business Manager, leading the HQ team and focusing on positive customer service, PR, communications and marketing and everything administrative. She has completed her Bachelor of Communication Studies, majoring in Television and Screen Production. She is a talented dancer with experience in Advanced Hip-Hop, Contemporary, and Jazz. Neala is also a competent actress, having performed in countless productions, plays and short-films. She also has industry knowledge, having worked as a talent agent before joining the Pform HQ. She joined Pform's New York tour and performed on 42nd Street in 2019. Neala has plenty of experience with kids of all ages and is passionate about helping children build life-skills. She is driven to inspire confidence, self-esteem and a sense of personal achievement through the performing arts. Your kids will just LOVE her fun, uplifting classes.
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.Read More
Tom is involved in Pform HQ as Pform.nz's Education Manager. His management role is highly social; he oversees our curriculum content and delivery, working with staff, clients, schools and other partners of the company. Tom is an energetic, confident and vibrant educator who can weave his magic with students of all ages and abilities. His classes are professional, inspiring and fun. In 2007, he graduated from UCOL School of Performing Arts. He holds a Diploma in Speech and Drama Teaching from Trinity-Guildhall College, having completed his ATCL in 2008. His work as a professional actor has seen him travel the country with the Ugly Shakespeare Company, the Wellington fringe festival, and the Royal performance of Hairy MacLary. He also toured to London with Zoo Boogie New Zealand.
Pform student since 2006! She has never lacked individuality (which, admittedly, has led to some questionable fashion phases over the years). She loves spring rolls, Tik Tok, and her AMAZING friends.Read More
Pearl has always thrown herself into every performance opportunity that has come her way. She has been awarded countless cups and certificates that recognize her talent and dedication to the arts Within Pform.nz, Pearl has been a valued member of our ASLAN dance troupe, Comp. Squad, a dancer on three of our LA and NYC tours, a singer in Glee Club and an actress in our Theatre Companies. Talk about a triple-threat! Pearl is studying towards a Psychology Degree at AUT. As a Pform student, she has completed training in our Junior Leader and Junior Tutor programmes, proving her skill as an educator and performer. Pearl is passionate about giving back to her Pform.nz family, ensuring her students understand that their potential is limitless. People shy away from big dreams, but Pearl works to dismantle this mentality and teach her students that when you work hard at what you love, success always follows.
Pform student since 2013! Loves the beach, swimming and going on hikes, especially when her dog is with her! Kody is always moving, always doing something, and always up for an adventure.Read More
Kody is a passionate and capable educator, having achieved a Bachelor of Teaching, specialising in Early Childhood Education. she joined Pform.nz in 2013 and became a Junior Leader the following year.
Kody is an accomplished performer, having participated in a variety of shows both within and outside of Pform. She loves the inclusive culture and unique curriculum. Kody wholeheartedly believes in the positive impact that dance, singing, and drama can have in every child's educational journey. Seeing each student grow in confidence and skill motivates Kody to be the best tutor she can be. She lives for her students' passion, energy, determination, and laughter. Her classes are fun and entirely centred around fostering personal development.
Pform student since 2012! Loves the beach, sunsets and any form of an adventure. She will greet everyone with a hug (no matter how well she knows them) and dances far more than she walks. Jess embodies the saying ‘live life to the fullest’.Read More
Jess started Pform.nz classes when she was just 6 years old and has practically grown up within the company. She has progressed from Student to tutor through rigorous training within our character project program. She soared through each level - hitting targets as a junior leader, junior tutor, and apprentice. Her positivity and dedication saw her complete these training stages exceptionally early, making her go down in history as one of our youngest ever graduates.
As well as teaching, Jess was apart of our national and international award-winning Pform.nz Comp. Squad. She is an exceptional performer and has trained in our senior advanced programs for many years. Jess’s passion for both education and the performing arts is reflected in her teaching as she wishes to share the joys of theatre and the arts with her students. She aims to create a safe and positive learning environment were students can grow and make meaningful connections with their peers while having fun.
Pform student since 2015! Loves dancing, dumplings, and is always down for a swim. Vanessa is always dancing around her house, and you can catch her laughing almost all of the time!Read More
Vanessa’s passion is dance, and she can’t imagine where she would be without it. She has danced at various studios and companies, but settled on Pform as her absolute favourite. Vanessa joined our Aslan dance troupe when she was 12 years old, and was a valued and devoted member of our national and international award-winning Comp Squad.
Vanessa has graduated the junior leader, junior tutor, and apprentice programs with flying colours, quickly achieving her dream of becoming a Pform.nz tutor! Her warmth and welcoming personality means that from the moment a child steps foot in her class, they feel like they are part of a huge family. Vanessa works hard to ensure her classes are an opportunity for kids to grow and perform in a supportive and cultivating environment, and something that they can look forward to every week. Her laughter and infectious smile mean that she is able to share her passion for the performing arts, while making every child feel special.
Pform student since 2013! Gabbi has participated in countless shows, both within and outside of Pform. Gabbi is always giggling and has been dancing ever since she could walk!Read More
Gabbi has participated in numerous dance competitions both nationally and internationally, gaining high placings for Jazz, Contemporary and Lyrical solos. In 2019, she completed her vocational RAD (Royal Academy of Dance) ballet training which has given her an outstanding foundation of the ballet repertoire, which she aims to incorporate within choreography and build upon the technique of her students. She has been a valued member of the Pform.nz Comp Squad and Senior advanced dance troupes for many years. Gabbi has had vocal training with various prestigious vocal coaches as well as extensive drama experience. She has always admired the vibrant and positive energy that Pform holds and is dedicated to continue spreading this positivity throughout her classes; she strives to create character, expand creativity and build confidence in every individual. having been a talented and high-achieving member of our character project program, she is an experienced and capable educator.
Pform student since 2010! Amy is always seen blasting the greatest showman soundtrack. She adores live concerts, performances, cats, travel and sushi. Amy’s thing is “be you”, she encourages finding your own expression.Read More
Amy is a long time member of the Pform.nz family. Show season is her thing, the thrill and excitement of sharing with all the performers as they step onto the stage, overcoming fears, meeting challenges and thriving.
She is a proud member of our top dance troupe and theatre company- Aslan and Flying Lobster- consistently developing and enhancing her own skill-set as a part of our confidence project program. She has worked her way through the character project, tackling the roles of JL, JT and Apprentice with positivity and enthusiasm. As a result, she has been exposed to extensive training as an educator and taken on responsibilities such as backstage coordinator in our end of year showcases.
Amy understands that this journey is as unique as we are, and looks forward to supporting and encouraging students to find their own path in a positive creative learning space.
Pform.nz student since 2008! Juliette is all about advancing into the greatest version she can be and loves to learn new things. She loves sushi, cozy winter days, painting and meeting new people.Read More
Juliette is studying towards a Bachelor of Arts, double majoring in Psychology and Sociology at the University of Auckland. As soon as she could walk, Juliette gravitated to the stage, exuding a captivating stage presence and shining under the spotlight. Her years of Pform.nz experiences have taught her performing arts etiquette as well as valuable life-skills that she is able to infuse into her everyday interactions. She has been a member of our top dance program, the Pform.nz Comp. Squad and has been a valued member of many of our senior advanced performance programs.
Having grown through Pform.nz's 'character project', Juliette has risen our training ranks and excelled in every role. These experiences have seen her grow into an exceptional tutor, nurturing her Pform students with compassion and care. Juliette wants to educate, inspire, uplift and empower her Pform students. She is dedicated to showing that performing arts is a gateway to expressing your true self, finding confidence from within and manifesting this self-belief into dance, drama and singing. her positive mentality always shines through her work as she shares happiness and constantly uplifts those around her.
Pform.nz student since 2009! Will loves art, animals and all things Marvel. He can be bribed into anything as long as macaroni cheese is involved. He’s an old soul and loves sharing strange pieces of wisdom with anyone who will listen.Read More
Will is a certified triple-threat, having trained extensively through our confidence project program for many years. He begun his Pform.nz training at the age of 4 and has continued to upskill ever since. Will is a valued member of our Glee Club and Flying Lobster theatre company. He has also danced in our Aslan troupe and competition squad. Will has been on tour with Pform.nz to L.A. in 2017, dancing on Disneyland and training with top Hollywood choreographers. He has won many acting awards within and outside of Pform, and has a captivating stage presence. Will has performed on stage more times than he can count including playing the lead role of Shrek in St Peter's School Shrek Junior in 2019. Will is a talented and dedicated educator, having trained for many years as a junior leader within our character project. He is warm, fun, bubbly and compassionate. His priority is to ensure every child feels included and welcome in his sessions.
Pform.nz student since 2017! Founding member of our Comp. Squad...always aiming for the top of the pyramid. Fills every room with high positive energy and smiles. Loves dancing in her kitchen and could never turn down a sassy jazz dance.Read More
Mya has been a Pform.nz student for years, always excelling through her classes and performing with exceptional stage presence. She has been a founding member of every top dance program offered by the company, most notably our Comp. Squad, and has won multiple first and second place awards with her solo, duo and group dance pieces. Mya has toured with Pform to Melbourne to compete on an international stage. She has danced in countless Pform.nz shows and has been selected by us to perform in larger-scale events such as the TEMPO Dance Festival and YOUTHLINE Charity Ball.
She has also been a member of our Character Project, hand picked to form part of our Junior Leader team. She always exceeded expectations in these leadership roles and contributed a vibrant, bubbly energy to every class she assisted. She approaches performing arts education from a place of compassion, fun and excitement. Her energy is electric, and she can always be found laughing with the children she teaches.
Pform team since 2022! Loves performing, riding horses and going on adventures. Life revolves around drama - she's committed to opening others to the world of theatre.Read More
Annise is an established actress for both film and stage. She has performed in over 10 theatre productions and is a cast member for the CBBC and TVNZ Series "Mystic" (Libertine Pictures / Silm Film + Television). She has also completed the Trinity College London Speech and Drama Solo Exams, having passed Grade 5, 6, 7 and 8 with Distinction. Annise is currently Head of Academics at Carmel College. She is passionate about the performing arts and teaching children these vital skills. Your kids will come out of her lessons feeling motivated and excited about the many opportunities that theatre provides!
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