Success Stories

Chilton Dance Centre students are a highly talented group and many of our students have gone on to achieve significant and notable placements. See below for some of our recent success stories.

Student Achievements

Madeleine ArmstrongScholar of the NZ School of Dance 2016-2017
Yolana Maria Batista-VizcarraJunior Associate, New Zealand School of Dance 2017; Scholar of the NZ School of Dance 2013–2017; Accepted into Chilton Ballet Academy 2017
Shae BerneyHutt City Youth Award – Arts 2015; Alana Haines Australasian awards scholarship 2015; Associate of the NZ School of Dance 2014–2015; Scholarship to San Francisco Ballet Summer Intensive 2016; Scholarship to English National Ballet School Full Time Programme September 2016
Samantha EadScholar of the NZ School of Dance 2011–2016; Associate of the NZ School of Dance 2014–2016; Accepted into Chilton Ballet Academy 2017
Sophia BrewertonAssociate of the NZ School of Dance 2017
Alexis BurnsUK production of Annie the Musical 2014
Emily CalvertScholar of the NZ School of Dance 2016; Associate of the NZ School of Dance 2017; Accepted into Chilton Ballet Academy 2017
Tara CantonJunior Associate, New Zealand School of Dance 2016-2017; UK production of Annie the Musical and The Sound of Music 2014
Jaxson CookBilly Elliot in 2016 Auckland Theatre Company production of Billy Elliot
Anya DownScholar of the NZ School of Dance 2017
ChaCha EllisJunior Associate, New Zealand School of Dance 2017; Scholar of the NZ School of Dance 2017; Accepted into Chilton Ballet Academy 2017
Grace GarrattScholar of the NZ School of Dance 2017
Ashley GriffenScholar of the NZ School of Dance 2015-2017
Caleb GriffenScholar of the NZ School of Dance 2013-2015
Caitlin HickeyJunior Associate, New Zealand School of Dance 2015–2017; Scholar of the NZ School of Dance 2013–2017; Winner of Alexander Grant Training Award, 2016 RAD 14+ Awards; Awarded scholarship to Queensland Ballet Academy Summer School 2017; Accepted into Chilton Ballet Academy 2017
Laura KellyScholar of the NZ School of Dance 2011–2016; Associate of the NZ School of Dance 2014–2016
Mason KingScholar of the NZ School of Dance 2017; Associate of the NZ School of Dance 2017
Piper KingScholar of the NZ School of Dance 2017; Associate of the NZ School of Dance 2017
Rosie OwlesAccepted into Chilton Ballet Academy 2017
Mia PickeringScholar of the NZ School of Dance 2014-2015
Georgia RyanScholar of the NZ School of Dance 2012-2014
Oskar TemelScholar of the NZ School of Dance 2014-2017; Associate of the NZ School of Dance 2016-2017
Molly WakeScholar of the NZ School of Dance 2011-2014; Associate of the New Zealand School of Dance 2014
Amelia WalsheAnnie in UK production of Annie the Musical and The Sound of Music 2014–2015
Bronte WalsheUK production of Annie the Musical and The Sound of Music 2014–2015
Tsuyumi Wilson-TravisScholar of the NZ School of Dance 2015-2017; Associate of the NZ School of Dance 2015-2017; Accepted into Chilton Ballet Academy 2017

Previous Graduates of the Chilton Dance Centre

Tayla BestStudying towards BA (Hons) Ballet Education, Royal Academy of Dance, London
Eddie BruntonGraduate of the NZ School of Dance Performance Programme
Diploma of Performing Arts (Dance), Whitireia Performance Centre
Stephanie BrownGraduate of the NZ School of Dance Performance Programme
Lauren ByrneGraduate, Diploma of Dance Performance, NZ School of Dance
Grace CabauatanCharlottesville Ballet
Graduate Bachelor of Fine Arts – Classical Ballet, Hong Kong Academy of Performing ArtsDancer with Mystic Ballet 2, Conneticut, USA
Allegra CantonGraduate, Bachelor of Performing Arts at NASDA
Brianna CoughlinGraduate, Diploma in Performing Arts (Commercial Dance), Whitireia Performance Centre
Dancer with Infinite Hip Hop Crew, World Champions 2013/2014
Emma DellabarcaGraduate Diploma of Dance Performance NZ School of Dance
Dancer with Footnote Dance Company
Liesl EksteenGraduate, Bachelor of Applied Arts (Performing Arts), Whitireia Performance Centre
Alisha GabrielsonGraduate Wellington Performing Arts Centre – Diploma in Performing Arts Commercial Dance
Inge GnattBachelor of Dance Victoria College of Arts, Melbourne University
Skye HayGraduate Wellington Performing Arts Centre – Diploma in Performing Arts Commercial Dance
Michelle HendersonGraduate of the NZ School of Dance – Diploma of Dance Performance Professional Dancer with Black Grace Dance Company
Elizabeth HouldeyGraduate of the NZ School of Dance including Dance and Education Programme and Student Teacher’s ProgrammeMaddison Hughes Studying for Diploma of Performing Arts (Singing) Whitireia
Jessica JefferiesGraduate of the NZ School of Dance – Diploma of Dance PerformanceProfessional Dancer with Dance North, Australia
Emma MaddockGraduate, Ministry of Dance, Melbourne
Emma McBethGraduate, BA Modern Ballet, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Graduate Allegria Dance School, Sydney, Australia
Dancer in Opening Ceremony of 2014 Commonwealth Games, Glasgow
Mikayla McGregorGraduate, Ministry of Dance, Melbourne, Australia
Olivia McGregorGraduate of the NZ School of Dance – Diploma of Dance Performance
Former Dancer with Footnote Dance Company
Victoria McGregorBachelor of Dance AUT and RAD Registered Teacher
Andrew MillerGraduate Diploma of Dance Performance NZ School of Dance
Dancer with Tokyo Disneyland
Former Dancer with Atamira Dance Company
Alayna NgProfessional Dancer with Royal NZ Ballet Company
Chelsea O’ReillyGraduate, Diploma in Performing Arts (Commercial Dance), Whitireia Performance Centre
Pernille OsborneBachelor of Applied Arts (Performing Arts), Whitireia Performance Centre
Chantal PinquetStudying at Rudra Bejart School, Switzerland
Felix SampsonGraduate, Diploma of Dance Performance, NZ School of Dance
Kate SavageGraduate of the National Theatre Ballet School, Melbourne
Danced professionally with Ballet Vienna
Jonothan SelvaduraiGraduate of the NZ School of Dance – Diploma of Dance Performance
Paige ShandGraduate, Diploma of Dance Performance, NZ School of Dance
Imogen SorleyGraduate, Diploma of Dance Performance, NZ School of Dance
Olivia SparksGraduate, Ministry of Dance, Melbourne
Hayley StevensonAccepted to the Toronto School of Contemporary Dance
Eliana Taylor-KingGraduate, Bachelor of Applied Arts Commercial Dance, Whitieria Performance Centre
Blair WoodFormer Dancer with Queensland Ballet
Megan WrightGraduate, Diploma of Dance Performance, NZ School of Dance