Eliza is a choreographer, dancer and teacher who trained at The New Zealand School of Dance. She is the co-artistic director of House of Sand for whom she has choreographed three ensemble dance works - Knitting While Sleeping (2016), Feet.Us (2017) & Fear of Eggs (2018), created, performed and extensively toured two multi award winning contemporary performance solos - Pedal.Peddle (2015) and Castles (2016), a series of improvised duets - Contents. Container (2019), a solo dance/design work - Sarah (2020), a 3hr dance/ performance art piece - Womb Man (2020) and a 4hr improvised gallery installation - e.motion (2020). She danced for 24 hours straight in all Hours and performed as an actor in REVOLT. SHE SAID. REVOLT AGAIN.
Eliza has created numerous works for QL2 Dance - This Poisoned Sea (2017), Bigger (2018), the Shape of Empty Space (2019) Footnote Dance Company - Not All who Launder are Washed - (2017), A Snail Watches Dust Particles in Sunlight (2018) in collaboration with James O’Hara and New Zealand School of Dance Sunflower Sutra (2017).
As a performer Eliza has worked for Body Cartography, The Australian Dance Party, The World of Wearable Art, Battleground Productions, Little Dove Theatre Art (inc. Sound and Fury Ensemble) and Java Dance Theatre. Eliza is a certified Countertechnique teacher and is a key artist on the Make a Move program, working to improve dance education in schools for the Australian National Curriculum.
Chloe completed professional training at Northern School of Contemporary Dance (UK) and a Masters in Dance at the University of Chichester whilst performing as a member of the postgraduate company, Mapdance. Chloe has performed with companies including Cscape Dance Company, Kansaze Dance Theatre and Wide Eyed Theatre, as well as creating her own works for The Brighton Fringe Festival and Drunken Nights (produced by Drunken Chorus). Chloe is passionate about community dance and has previously taught for South East Dance (UK), The Create Trust (India) and Footnote New Zealand Dance. Chloe’s classes are playful and inclusive, using creative movement to explore irregular rhythms and dynamics whilst remaining grounded in alignment principles informed by her yoga teacher training. Chloe moved to New Zealand in 2017 and also works as a Dance Educator for Royal New Zealand Ballet. Outside of dance, Chloe teaches regular yoga classes at AWHI Yoga and Wellbeing.
is a contemporary dancer, choreographer and the Artistic Director of Borderline Arts Ensemble. A former member of the esteemed Footnote Dance Company and recent Guest Artist with NZ Dance Company, Lucy has been awarded Tempo Dance Festival’s “Best Emerging Artist” and “Best Female Dancer” awards, the Eileen May Norris Dance Trust Scholarship and the Creative NZ Tup Lang Choreographic Award.
Lucy is a Leadership Network member of the Asia NZ Foundation, and is the current Dance Educator for the Royal NZ Ballet.
Lucy is an incredibly talented dancers and choreographer. who is passionate about dance and sharing it with other humans!
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Originally from Hawks Bay, after graduating from NZDC, Laura worked with House of Sand, Java Dance Theatre and Footnote New Zealand Dance. She dedicated a good chunk of her life to art, travel. In 2018 Laura performed in the New Zealand Festival season of ‘Rushes’ directed by Malia Johnston and House of Sand’s ‘Fear of Eggs’ for the NZ Fringe Festival.
She loves sharing dance with others & strives from the exchange of information and energy that happens in the process.
During her three years at the school she worked with renowned NZ and international artists and was the recipient of the Dulcie Malcolm Scholarship granted by Hawkes Bay Ballet and Dance. Since graduating at the end of 2015 with a Diploma in Dance Performance Laura has worked with House of Sand, Java Dance Theatre and Footnote New Zealand Dance. After dedicating time to the arts, travel and working internationally,
Laura returned to Wellington in 2018 to perform in the New Zealand Festival season of ‘Rushes’ directed by Malia Johnston and House of Sand’s ‘Fear of Eggs’ for the NZ Fringe Festival. Teaching is something that Laura has always enjoyed, thriving off the exchange
of information and energy. She holds an unwavering respect for the mentors and teachers she has worked with over the years and hopes she can continue to pass on her own knowledge and experience to others.
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