The L'Ecole de Danse team is filled with highly qualified dance teachers. Our aim is to teach children the love of dance in a friendly, caring and creative environment where their talent can be nurtured and developed to the highest potential.
Eriko, an NZAMD registered teacher, started teaching dance in Tokyo, Japan in her early 20ʼs after a childhood of ballet and jazz classes. Her experience includes teaching Jazz, Hip-Hop, Ballet, Aerobics & Stretch classes in Japan for over 11 years, choreographing for cheerleaders and Japanese pop-stars as well as being a qualified fitness trainer. Eriko was a back up dancer for various Japanese pop stars as well as conducting workshops in Tokyo for back up dancers for singers including artists such as Janet Jackson and Michael Jackson. Eriko also spent some time in New York to further develop her technique and experience. Although Eriko is a very qualified and experienced dancer, she always had a passion for teaching.
Contemporary & Dance Acro Teacher
James started dancing in his high school days and has been dancing for over 10 years now. In 2019, he completed a Bachelor of Dance at the University of Auckland. Through the degree, he learnt many skills in teaching, choreography, kinesiology, and dance technique. He has taken this teaching and contemporary performance skills and toured around Australia, as well as teaching all around the North Island. He has trained in many different dance styles including ballroom, jazz, and hip-hop but is more proficient in contemporary and Acro. James has always liked to work with different people for personal growth in his artistic choreographic art.
Katie is in her third year of a Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts at Unitec, Majoring in Contemporary Dance. She has previously taught ballet and jazz classes at Plimmerton School of Dance and was a relief teacher for ballet, jazz and contemporary classes at SABA Young Ballet. She has trained in ballet for 19 years, beginning at the age of 4 and achieving Solo Seal in 2016. She continues to hone her ballet technique as part of her tertiary dance training. She loves teaching and being around children, working as a relief teacher in early childhood education centres during her study breaks.