Our Teachers    

Tracey Wright

Tracey Wright trained in RAD ballet and American jazz with Jeannie Mark in Blenheim.  During this time she developed an enduring love of dance and Jeannie’s teaching style and rapport with her students inspired Tracey to study for her RAD Teacher’s Certificate, thus realising a long-held dream.

Once qualified, Tracey taught in Blenheim for some time before moving to London.  There she was a tutor at the Italia Conti Performing Arts School, teaching a number of extremely talented students in ballet, jazz and musical theatre.

On her return to New Zealand, Tracey taught at the Auckland Academy of Dance before opening her own school, The Ponsonby School of Dance, in 2001.

Tracey is passionate about dance and is fortunate to be able to share her love of dance with her students.  She particularly enjoys choreography, having used her talents to choreograph many musicals, competition dances and her school’s end-of-year production.

Tracey has recently been appointed examiner for the JazzAddict dance syllabus for Australasia.

Through her dance school Tracey loves being part of the friendly and welcoming local community.

Emily Campbell

Emily Campbell

Jill Arkley

Jill Arkley

Lauren Lamb

Lauren Lamb

HannahHeng

HannahHeng

Zeelan Talagi

Zeelan Talagi

Jess Watson

Jess Watson

Erika Marais

Erika Marais

Call Tracey on 027 533 8427

or email: tracey@ponsonbyschoolofdance.co.nz

Jill Arkley

Jill is a registered Teacher with the Royal Academy of Dance (London). Jill began her dance career in Tauranga under the guidance of Nancy Algar-Rowe examiner for the RAD. At the age of 16 she was awarded the John Todd Scholarship which allowed her to study at the New Zealand school of Dance in Wellington for two years. She then returned to Tauranga and then moved to Queensland where she first opened her own dance academy. On returning to New Zealand and moving to Auckland, Jill established the