Ballet is the best time of my week when I can leave the stresses of life at the door and totally focus on my body! Doing adult ballet is amazing, not scary or intimidating at all especially with such a kind caring teacher
Passionate, creative, energetic
L.I.S.T.D. Enrico Cecchetti Diploma
Ex Royal New Zealand Ballet (soloist)
Learn from the best! Kathleen Curwen-Walker is an internationally recognized Cecchetti Licentiate gold medal winner, dance teacher and choreographer.. “At Auckland Academy of Adult Ballet, we strive to inspire every person to realise their potential to become the very BEST dancer they can be. Through carefully guided training & support by our passionate teachers, you will develop EXCELLENT technique, a lifelong LOVE & PASSION for dance, a sense of ARTISTRY, POISE & CONFIDENCE which in turn fulfils the INNER DESIRE to EXPRESS oneself through dance.”
I started adult ballet classes ( the first time) around 1992 after a lifetime of longing to do so, and being labeled a ‘klutz’ by my family. I had always been the shy, ‘grey, invisible middle child’s growing up, and being extremely self-conscious. Nearly 8 years later, my teacher organise a show where we performed for invited family and friends only – people who came to see us succeed. For me, it was the most magical breakthrough to stand up and be seen, and my confidence made a quantum leap – I even decided I loved performing!!
Sheri SucklingMagical breakthrough!
“I did Tharina‘s stretch class this morning and the only question I had afterwards was how soon I could do another. For once I’ve found a teacher who is hyper-vigilant about our posture and not merely intent on getting a workout for herself. Thanks, T!”
Rose HepozdenI found a teacher who is hyper-vigilant
I can’t imagine coming back to dance any other way. So many diverse coaching options, genres and choreographers to suit your needs. Kathy’s studio is empowering for women who have a love for the art and encourages women to have courage on their dancing journey.