Brigitte Knight MPSTD (Hons, First Class), BA, Dip. Teach (Sec)

Contemporary/Ballet

dance teacher

RNZB Dance Teacher

Brigitte is an experienced and innovative choreographer and dance teacher with the Royal New Zealand Ballet. She is also a dance adjudicator. Brigitte has created work for Okareka Dance Company Summer School, Coca Cola Christmas in the Park, New Zealand Fashion Week, Maori Television, The Auckland Shakespeare Company, Tempo Festival, The Basement Theatre, Aotea Diwali Festival, University of Auckland Diwali Festival, Desi Showbiz International, The Radio Network, Short + Sweet Dance, NZ One Act Play Festival, and many more. She works in a broad range of dance styles including ballet, jazz, contemporary, Bollywood and tap. Director of her own dance school for ten years, before relocating to Auckland and creating freelance work, Brigitte adjudicates throughout New Zealand, and has created an extensive selection of both dance and theatrical movement for dancers, actors and students working on stage and film.

Masters Degree in Dance Education

Brigitte is a fully registered, experienced secondary teacher, and the author of two of the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s NCEA resources. She has guested, tutored and choreographed for many of New Zealand’s leading dance education providers, including the Royal New Zealand Ballet, Okareka Dance Company Summer School, AUT Dance, New Zealand Performing Arts, CPIT, Auckland Academy of Adult Ballet, Carter Chan Dance Performance Centre, Auckland Academy of Dance, Auckland West Dance Academy and Corelli School of the Arts. She has recently completed her Masters degree in dance education, with a focus on the value of original choreography, in which she achieved with First Class Honours. Brigitte is the Artistic Director of The Friday Company, senior ballet teacher at AWDA, dance reviewer at whatsgood.co.nz, and TIC Dance at Ormiston Senior College.