STUDENT SUCCESS

We are so proud of the students & graduates of L.O.D and their dancing achievements.

Students who have been awarded the AJDA Top Student in New Zealand

2010

Ariane Cox – Introductory Level 4

2011

Gabriella Mersi – Advanced Level 1

2012

Emily Lancaster  – Introductory Level 5

Genevieve Mersi – Elementary Level 1

Emma Rippington – Elementary Level 1

Daniella Macfarlane – Advanced Level 1

2013

Daniella Macfarlane – Advanced Level 2

2016

Daniella Macfarlane – Advanced Solo

2018

Emma Rawiri  – Introductory Level 4

Brooke Maguire –Introductory Level 5

Students accepted into/graduated from full-time tertiary dance centres

Ellie Shea

Graduate of Ettingshausens Commercial Dance Course in Sydney (2018)

Is teaching dance at a number of studios in Sydney

Photo Copyright: Wendy Smith, Infinite Monkeys

Kellie Humphries

Graduate of Te Auaha (Diploma in Performing Arts – Dance) 2018

Photo credit: Amber Griffin Photography

Shenna Dunn

Graduate of Te Auaha (Diploma in Performing Arts – Dance) 2018

Currently completing her Bachelor of Creativity (Performing Arts)

Is now teaching Jazz and Commercial dance at LOD Dance

Photo credit: Amber Griffin Photography

Daniella Macfarlane

Graduate of Ettingshausens Commercial Dance Course in Sydney (2014)

Has completed two dance contracts with Celebrity Cruises (part of the Royal Caribbean International) commencing in August 2015

Completed her Pilates mat class qualification (2018)

Is now dancing commercially in Auckland with Diamond Entertainment

Photo Copyright: Wendy Smith, Infinite Monkeys.

Sydney Reynolds

Graduate of Whitireia Dance Performance Centre in Wellington, majoring in commercial dance (2014 – 2015).

Photo Copyright: Wendy Smith, Infinite Monkeys.

Gabriella Mersi

Has completed secondments with Anthony Hamilton in Melbourne, Dance North in Townsville & with Tasdance in Tasmania.

Graduate of Unitec Institute of Technology, majoring in Contemporary Dance (2012-2014).

Currently teaching contemporary alongside Fiona at LOD Dance while completing her Pilates qualification.

Photo Copyright: Wendy Smith, Infinite Monkeys.

Ellie Wright

Graduate of the New Zealand School of Dance (2010-2011).

Photo copyright Stephen A’Court

Isabelle Nelson

Graduate of the New Zealand School of Dance (2009-2011).

Isabelle worked with Java Dance Company in New Zealand. In 2013, Isabelle was the recipient of the national Dorothy Daniels Dance Scholarship for New Zealand, which she used to attend workshops in both Spain & Austria.

Isabelle is currently based in the Netherlands, studying & performing, after she was accepted into a Post Graduate dance training programme called ‘DIA’ (Dance in Arts).

Photo Copyright: Sarah Burton

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