Meet the Dance Team

Chilton Dance Centre Director

Bronwyn BennettBronwyn
ARAD Solo Seal, RAD Life Member, RAD Registered Teacher, RAD Teaching Certificate (Distinction), ISTD Advanced (Modern Branch), ISTD Advanced (National Branch).

With more than 30 years teaching experience Bronwyn’s passion and dedication to dance has inspired many children throughout the Wellington area. Prior to Chilton, Bronwyn owned her own dance school in the Hutt Valley for many years – teaching both Ballet and Jazz. In 2002 she joined Chilton Dance Centre to focus on teaching Classical Ballet.

Since becoming Director of the Chilton Dance Centre, Bronwyn has worked to build the Dance Centre to a highly successful school, offering a range of dance styles to students taught by high-calibre teachers. Past students have gone onto tertiary dance studies with successful careers in dance and performing arts both nationally and internationally.

In her spare time, Bronwyn enjoys reading, walking and spending time with family.

Bronwyn is also a member of the Chilton Saint James School Executive Team.

Teaching Staff

Brianna Coughlin
Diploma in Commercial Dance at Whitireia Performance Centre and a member of world- champion Hip Hop crew – Infinite.

Leigh Evans
ARAD Advanced, Examiner and Artistic Consultant to American Jazz Dance Affiliation

Emma Martin
Diploma in Dance Performance: Contemporary

Margarita Owen
BFA: Dance

Catherine Reid
BSpEx, Dip Tchg, NZAMD Adv Jazz, NZAMD Adv Tap

Vivencio Samblaceno Jr
IDTA Associate, RAD MRT, NZD&DC Registered Amateur Dance Teacher (New Zealand Dance & Dancesport Council),      Philippine Ballet Theatre, Royal New Zealand Ballet, Professional Dancer 1988 – 2008

Manoa Teaiwa
Diploma in Performing Arts: Commercial Dance

Ruth Wall
RAD CBTS, ARAD Advanced, Diploma Dance

Wendy-Jane Warren
ARAD Advanced, ANZAMD Solo Performance Diploma, RAD Registered Teacher, RAD Teaching Certificate (Distinction)

Charlotte Yates

Mrs I Kouzminova (Pianist)
MA, AIRMT, Diploma Music