KIMBERLEY COUSINS
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KIMBERLEY COUSINS

Kimberley has over 30 years of dancing experience and has trained in RAD ballet, and  jazz, and contemporary. As a young adult she discovered the world of musical theatre and loves the wide variety of dance styles that they encompass. From Charleston to Tap, Ballroom to Ballet, and Disco to Jazz. Kimberley has performed in many musicals and her favorites were Chicago, Chess and A Chorus Line. She also choreographs musicals around Auckland and her most recent shows were Jesus Christ Superstar and Sweet Charity.

ADRIANA VEGAS
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ADRIANA VEGAS

Adriana grew up in the small town of Coromandel where her passion for ballet started at age 4. After gaining her ballet foundations in Thames, she was accepted into the New Zealand School of Dance graduating with a Diploma in Dance.She was awarded the Todd Scholarship & a place in the Royal New Zealand Ballet Company as ADRIANA HARPER, where she danced for 11 years. Leading roles included Kitri in Don Quixote,Clara in The Nutcracker, Les Sylphides,Concerto, Verdi Variations. Adriana also choreographed “Evocations” for the RMZB 2012 season. Adriana will bring her wealth of stage experience to Open & Repertoire Classes to the AAAB summer classes!

MARI YAMAKAZI
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MARI YAMAKAZI

Mari received her primary ballet training in her hometown of Tokyo, Japan.Moving to the USA, she then obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts in ballet teaching and performance at the University of Utah, Boston Ballet and American Ballet Theatre. She has danced with companies, including the Festival Ballet Providence, and the Ajkun Ballet Theatre in the US, as well as the Setagaya Classical Ballet Association and Dance Teatro 21 in Japan. Mari is excited to join the team of the AAAB for the summer courses.

AAAB NEWSLETTER #5
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AAAB NEWSLETTER #5

IN THIS ISSUE: BALLET BARRE AND SWISS BALL 1. SWISS BALL WORKSHOP THIS SATURDAY 11.15 Please REGISTER before WEDNESDAY if you will be attending (on board or email) There’s currently only 2 names on the board, so if there’s not sufficient numbers I won’t run it. This would be a pity, as there’s very good...

AAAB NEWSLETTER 4 MAY 2017
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AAAB NEWSLETTER 4 MAY 2017

Adult Ballet News Welcome to our inaugural Auckland Academy of Adult Ballet News letter! Well hasn’t it suddenly turned COLD!! This week the heat pump was turned to heat not cool! Our studio was nice and warm last night? It’s a good idea to get yourself some wool leg warmers to keep your limbs warm...

BarreFit is Fitness. Period
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BarreFit is Fitness. Period

Barre Workout BarreFit Fitness Many people think BarreFit is all about ballet or dance. That is a misconception. A BarreFit barre workout simply draws from ballet technique as a foundation, however it is not a ballet class. It is a fitness class that will give your body all the natural benefits that dancers get from...