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KIMBERLEY COUSINS

Kimberley has 40 years of dance experience, training in ballet (RAD), jazz, and contemporary, and has performed in many dance competitions, performing arts shows and ballets. At 18 she trained full time in Contemporary dance at The Performing Arts School.  As an adult, Kimberley has performed and choreographed in many musicals around Auckland and loves the wide variety of dance styles that they encompass. In 2012 she competed nationally in Figure and Fitness NZIFBB competitions, winning regional titles in both categories. Kimberley is a Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) Certified Teacher, having completed courses in Auckland and Sydney and also achieved her Level 2 Certificate. She has also completed dance physiotherapist  Lisa Howell’s 3 day intensive Dance Teacher Training  in Sydney and has a passion for safe practices and conditioning for dancers.

A previous IT business consultant, she now combines her passion of dance with her IT skills as the Marketing and Bookings Manager for Dance for Life Academy.  She runs all technical requirements for our showcases, from lighting backdrops to sound, and event management. Kimberley teaches Thursday’s PBT/Conditioning, Senior Swans and Repertoire.   She loves teaching the Senior Swans, and feels that the classes provide a safe space for the ladies to express themselves through their love of dance!