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Clone Like - NZ Fringe Festival 2022

Project 2022-01-20 14:32:13 +1300

As part of this year's NZ Fringe Festival my cast and I plan to make a new dance show that plays with a structure that we can observe anywhere, from a packed theatre to a crowded city during rush hour. We will examine through movement how our routine activity is shaped by the past and social geography, and what it takes to stand out from the rest.

In order to emulate this idea of a place being crowded, I wanted as many people in my cast as I could. I want to pack out the theatre in an almost uncomfortable way to challenge said ideas and see what movement can be created in the space provided. I hope to immerse myself so much in this idea that I can create awesome dance pieces with my whole cast, but also smaller ones too that show how we interact and relate to others in our similarities. Over all I wish to make a show that speaks to people, that they can see themselves in, but also entertain them with movement that is satisfying to the eye. 

Tickets are all sold out! Email [email protected] to secure your ticket on the waitlist if we move to orange or green! 

 

Meet my cast and I:

 

Beth Alexandra Sammons (Director/Choreographer/Dancer)

Beth was born and raised in Hamilton, New Zealand and there she started Jazz at age 7 and shortly thereafter added Ballet to her studies. As she got older her passion for dance flourished due to her family's loving encouragement for her expressing herself through art and it is because of this support, it was only a natural step for her to pick up Tap, Contemporary and Hip Hop, leading her to study at Limelight Dance Academy for 11 years. 

Beth then moved to Wellington to complete a Bachelor of Applied Arts at Te Auaha: Institute of Creativity, graduating in 2019. Due to the phenomenal tutors there her passion soared and she fell even more in love with creating.

In 2021 Beth created her first full length show entitled 'Equilibrium' as part of NZ Fringe Festival and in 2020 Beth was a part of 'Lift-Off' in that years NZ Fringe Festival, with her original body of work 'R.E.M' being included in this.
She had the pleasure of performing as a soloist in 'Women of the Wood' directed by Leigh Evans in 2018, and 'The Art of Colour' by Malea Johnston for Te Auaha's grand opening at the beginning of 2018.

Day to day, Beth teaches a variety of dance genres at L.O.D Dance Studios in Newtown. She hopes to continue to create and perform well into the future and see where this industry will take her.

 

Tayla Hunt (Dancer)

Tayla Hunt has always had the dream of becoming a professional dancer and began taking lessons at the age of 4. For 16 years she has trained extensively in ballet, jazz, contemporary and hip-hop. At the end of 2019 Tayla completed her third and final year in the commercial dance course, at Te Auaha, and has graduated with a Bachelor of Performing Arts. 

Since making the move to Wellington, Tayla has had the pleasure of being a part of many performance opportunities including; performing as a soloist in ‘Women of the Wood’ directed by Leigh Evans, ‘The Art of Colour’ by Malea Johnston, a music video for the American duo ‘Euringer’ and her self choreographed show ‘Menace’. Tayla was given the opportunity to perform as a part of the Wellington Fringe Festival in the show ‘Lift Off’ by Te Auaha. Recently she has been lucky enough to be involved in Fringe Festival 2021, performing in “Equilibrium” by Beth Sammons and “3 Monkeys” by Thomas Laybourn, in which “3 Monkeys” was awarded “Outstanding Ensemble Performance” as well as being nominated for awards in five other categories

As the world slowly resumes back to normal, Tayla hopes to continue her performance career in Wellington and abroad

 

Sophie Martin (Dancer) 

Sophie Martin has been dancing for the last 16 years, starting lessons in Ballet and Jazz when she was 5. In 2018, she graduated from Te Auaha with a Diploma in Performing Arts (Dance). During her study, Sophie had the pleasure to be involved in amazing performance opportunities which included, 'The Art of Colour' by Malia Johnston for the Te Auaha building unveiling and also, 'Women of the Wood' directed by Leigh Evans. 

In 2019, Sophie was part of the Wellington Fringe Festival, dancing in 'Meander On' by Opium Entertainment. Later that year, she ventured to the UK hoping to start her dance career, however the pandemic cut her time short and she was back in Wellington early 2020. Since returning to New Zealand, she has dedicated substantial time to completing her Reformer Pilates course and has found real joy in learning and teaching pilates. Most recently, she was involved in the 2021 Fringe Festival performing in two shows; 'Equilibrium' by Beth Sammons and '3 Monkeys' by Thomas Laybourn. 

Sophie is excited to be part of the Fringe Festival once more. 

 

Tamsin Howe (Dancer)

Wellington born Tamsin Howe has been pursuing her passion for dance since age four. In her late teens Tamsin decided she would love to further her dance training, leading her to recieve a scholarship to the Edge Performers School in Melbourne to train in classes in Commercial Dance. Here she also performed at corporate events for Crown Casino and the Grand Hyatt.

Tamsin returned to Wellington where she completed her full time dance training at Te Auaha (New Zealand Institute of Creativity) in 2018. While training in Wellington Tamsin has been involved in the opening of Te Auaha, performing a World of Wearable Arts piece 'The Art of Colour' as well as being a part of the opening of Lombard Laneway and performing in the commericial dance graduation show. 

Since graduating from Te Auaha, Tamsin has travelled to India on a contract with GlowShow Entertainment, where she worked performing at weddings and other events, as well as dancing in Bollywood films and music videos. 

 

Olivia van Woerkom (Dancer)

Olivia van Woerkom is a 22 year old dancer from Wellington, New Zealand. Olivia started ballet lessons at the age of 4 and has been in love with dancing ever since. 

At age 16 she began studying full time as a classical major at the New Zealand School of Dance before cross crediting into the final year of the Bachelor of Performing Arts at Te Auaha. Alongside her full time dance study Olivia completed her Certificate in Ballet Teaching studies with the Royal Academy of Dance with who'm she is now a registered teacher. 

In 2019 she moved to London to further her dance career before moving to France where she worked as a parade and character performer at Disneyland Paris. Upon returning home Olivia was thrilled to be able to grace the stage again alongside the talented cast of 'Equilibrium' in the 2021 Fringe Festival. 

 

Emily McDermott (Dancer) 

Emily McDermott is a 20 year old Professional Dancer, Freelance Artist and Performer from Wellington, New Zealand. She has been dancing for over a decade and has continued to progress in her technical and performance skills in a variety of genres. Emily gained her Diploma in Creativity (Dance) in 2020 as well as her Bachelor of Creativity (Performing Arts) in 2021. 

Throughout her career, Emily has been fortunate enough to be involved in Fringe Festival 2021 performing in 'Equilibrium' and '3 Monkeys' in which '3 Monkeys' was awarded 'Outstanding Ensemble Performance' as well as being nominated for five other categories. Emily is also a part of Society Entertainment. In 2021, she was a Core Team Dance member of the 'Hell Belles' for the Wellington Saints Basketball Team, she performed at the Wellington Gold Awards as well as dancing at the Breast Cancer Cure Fundraiser. 

Recently, Emily directed and choreographed her first Body of Work entitled 'TOUCH' in the 2021 Commercial Dance Body of Work season at Te Auaha and can also be seen in Jason Parker's new music video 'This Is My Year'. She was most recently involved in 'ROXY: A New Hollywood Cabaret' by WITCH Music Theatre at Te Auaha in December 2021. She was a part of the Ensemble in the Dance Core, as well as being Dance Captain of the production. 

Emily is a highly passionate and focused person, who has essential qualities for the creative path she is destined to follow. She is very grateful and excited to be performing in 'Clone Like' in the 2022 Fringe Festival!

 

Piper Morrison (Dancer) 

Piper Morrison is a 21 year olf Professional Dancer based in Wellington, New Zealand. Piper is a well-rounded, versatile dancer with a strong technical background and trained in Commercial, Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, and Tap. Piper is a determined artist and has a strong passion for choreography and performing. Piper has recently completed 3 years of pre-professional training, gaining her a Bachelor of Creativity (Performing Arts) as of 2021. 

Piper has been grateful to perform in some amazing events and performances, including 'Whole Lotta Led', 'Wellington GOLD Awards', and two Fringe Festival pieces 'Equilibrium' by Beth Sammons and '3 Monkeys' by Thomas Laybourn, taking out the Fringe award for 'Most outstanding Ensemble'. Piper is also a core team member of Society Entertainment providing her opportunities to cheer for Wellington Sports Teams such as 'The Saints', 'The Blaze'. More recently Piper has also directed and choreographed her own body of work titled 'PSYCHE'. 

 

Daniella Mersi (Dancer) 

Daniella has been dancing since the age of 6, completing examinations for AJDA Jazz and RAD Ballet. Over the years, she has achieved the Certificate IV in Dance at Ettingshausens Pro in Sydney and performed for companies such a Celebrity Cruises and World of Wearable Art.

Daniella is also currently a Dance Teacher at LOD Dance Studios. 

 

Caitlin Hailwood-Coffin (Dancer)

Caitlin is a 21 year old performer, currently studying at Te Auaha Institute of Creativity in the Commercial Dance program to gain her Diploma in Dance. Caitlin is previously trained in Ballet, Jazz, and Tap and has touched in many other genres along the way. Caitlin is excited to continue her dance journey and strives to be an asset to the performance industry, bringing passion and dedication into everything she does.

 

Amelia Baine (Dancer)

Amelia is a Wellington based dancer who has recently completed her Degree in Commercial Dance. Amelia has trained in a variety of styles and has a strong technical background. Her main styles include Jazz, Ballet, Heels Technique and Commercial. Amelia has performed at various events around Wellington, including the Wellington Gold Awards. She is also an usher at Te Auaha where she enjoys being inspired by local creative works. 

 

Paige Mowbray (Dancer)

Paige is a versatile and highly trained dance performer. She has gained her Diploma in Commercial Dance at Te Auaha (2021) and is now majoring in Contemporary at the New Zealand School of Dance. 

Paige has extensive experience working with companies and events such as NZAMD, L.A.B, Opium Entertainment, Cupa Dupa, NZ Fringe Festival 2021/2022, Society Events Entertainment and much more. Paige is a well rounded performer and always challenging herself - putting her best efforts forwards

Emily Morgan (Dancer)

Emily has been dancing since she was 4 and hasn't stopped since. Emily completed all levels of NZAMD Jazz and Contemporary, gaining her solo seal in both genres. She was nominated in both Jazz and Contemporary for the National Championships 4 consecutive years in a row. Emily has trained in the RAD ballet syllabus up to Advanced 1 and Grade 8. Emily went on to study full time Commercial Dance at the Te Auaha Institute of Creativity where she graduated in 2020 with a Bachelor of Creativity.

Emily had modelled and performend for World of Wearable Art. Most recently in 2021, Emily directed and choreographed her original Contemporary work 'The Race' which was selected to be showcased in the NZ Fringe Festival. Emily has been involved in local events, including performing for the Wellington Gold awards and cheerleading/performing for the Wellington Saints Basketball games. 

Emily is very thrilled to be a part of 'Clone Like' for the 2022 NZ Fringe Festival. 

 

Sahara Ratcliffe (Dancer) 

Sahara is a 21 year old dancer/performer. She studied Commercial Dance at Te Auaha Institute of Creativity beginning in 2018 and graduated in 2020 receiving both her Diploma in Performing Arts and Degree in Performing Arts majoring in Commercial Dance. 

Sahara has done various shows such as her Year 1 Commercial showcase, Graduation show and directed her own Body of Work in 2020, titled 'BED'. Since graduating she performed in the NZ Fringe Festival as a dancer in a piece called 'The Race' by Emily Morgan in 2021. Sahara was also involved in the Body of Work season for 2021 where she performed as a dancer for Kanan Te Maipi in her piece 'After Dark'. 

Sahara has become a versatile dancer from her studies and strives to continue to be an asset to the Performing Industry. She is ambitious and always looks forward to continue with her dance journey. 

 

Kanan Te Maipi (Dancer)

Kanan Rei Te Maipi is a 21 year old Maori professional dancer and performer from Wellington, New Zealand. She has gained her Diploma in Commercial Dance from Te Auaha Institue of Creativity in 2020 and her Bachelor of Applied Arts (Dance) from Te Auaha Institute of Creativity in 2021. 

Kanan has been dancing for over 18 years and has done many styles of dance which have helped her in her journey so far. She is a strong, versatile and confident dancer and loved to perform. She likes to create confronting, fun and uplifting pieces that tell stories that aren't able to be told through words. 

 

Joshua McGrath (Dancer) 

Joshua has been dancing for 18 years and is now in the process of obtaining a Degree in Commercial Dance at Te Auaha. He has been trained in Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary, and Tap, along with being involved with Musical Theatre.

He has performed in musicals such as Shrek Junior, Mary Poppins, Into the Woods, West Side Story and has been the choreographer and characters in Madagascar Junior and Grease. He has also been lucky enough to perform internationally through dance tours in Los Angeles and New York, involving workshops at world-class dance studios. 

He loves to entertain and make people smile. 

 

Hannah Ashwell (Dancer) 

Hannah has been dancing since the age of 5 in the Wairarapa. She danced right through high school and went on to complete a Performing Arts (Dance) Degree at Te Auaha. Hannah specialises in Commercial Dance and Hip Hop. She has been involved in multiple dance shows for the NZ Fringe Festival in previous years. 

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Anonymous pledger
2022-03-04 21:53:20 +1300

"Saw performance tonight 4 March. Way better than I expected. Programme blurb undersells yourselves. Would have loved to see it again with my wife, but sold out. Hope you get a change to reprise it later in the year."

Anonymous pledger
2022-02-21 21:39:03 +1300

"according to all known laws of aviation, there is no way a bee should be able to fly."

Brent Hunt
2022-02-19 14:01:01 +1300
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2022-02-07 16:55:56 +1300
Olivia
2022-02-07 16:49:31 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2022-02-06 23:26:28 +1300

"live laugh love "

Eilish Baine
2022-02-06 15:22:40 +1300
Loven Ramos
2022-02-04 23:04:57 +1300

"Wish I could come and support you in person, but here’s the next best thing xx"

Luke
2022-02-04 16:57:22 +1300
eliza
2022-02-04 16:17:59 +1300

":)"

Kate S
2022-02-04 14:50:10 +1300
Bentley
2022-02-04 14:40:38 +1300
emma taylor
2022-02-04 13:55:17 +1300
marina macfarlane
2022-02-03 09:02:43 +1300
Bailey Te Maipi
2022-01-30 16:19:50 +1300
Genny jarvis
2022-01-29 22:06:42 +1300

"Good luck Piper"

Ashleigh
2022-01-28 20:29:33 +1300
Adam Coffin
2022-01-27 17:52:07 +1300

"Good luck :)"

Katherine Morgan
2022-01-27 17:31:08 +1300

"Happy to support these very talented artists in these extraordinary and challenging times that have hit the entertainment industry so hard."

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Clone Like - NZ Fringe Festival 2022

Project 2022-01-20 14:32:13 +1300

As part of this year's NZ Fringe Festival my cast and I plan to make a new dance show that plays with a structure that we can observe anywhere, from a packed theatre to a crowded city during rush hour. We will examine through movement how our routine activity is shaped by the past and social geography, and what it takes to stand out from the rest.

In order to emulate this idea of a place being crowded, I wanted as many people in my cast as I could. I want to pack out the theatre in an almost uncomfortable way to challenge said ideas and see what movement can be created in the space provided. I hope to immerse myself so much in this idea that I can create awesome dance pieces with my whole cast, but also smaller ones too that show how we interact and relate to others in our similarities. Over all I wish to make a show that speaks to people, that they can see themselves in, but also entertain them with movement that is satisfying to the eye. 

Tickets are all sold out! Email [email protected] to secure your ticket on the waitlist if we move to orange or green! 

 

Meet my cast and I:

 

Beth Alexandra Sammons (Director/Choreographer/Dancer)

Beth was born and raised in Hamilton, New Zealand and there she started Jazz at age 7 and shortly thereafter added Ballet to her studies. As she got older her passion for dance flourished due to her family's loving encouragement for her expressing herself through art and it is because of this support, it was only a natural step for her to pick up Tap, Contemporary and Hip Hop, leading her to study at Limelight Dance Academy for 11 years. 

Beth then moved to Wellington to complete a Bachelor of Applied Arts at Te Auaha: Institute of Creativity, graduating in 2019. Due to the phenomenal tutors there her passion soared and she fell even more in love with creating.

In 2021 Beth created her first full length show entitled 'Equilibrium' as part of NZ Fringe Festival and in 2020 Beth was a part of 'Lift-Off' in that years NZ Fringe Festival, with her original body of work 'R.E.M' being included in this.
She had the pleasure of performing as a soloist in 'Women of the Wood' directed by Leigh Evans in 2018, and 'The Art of Colour' by Malea Johnston for Te Auaha's grand opening at the beginning of 2018.

Day to day, Beth teaches a variety of dance genres at L.O.D Dance Studios in Newtown. She hopes to continue to create and perform well into the future and see where this industry will take her.

 

Tayla Hunt (Dancer)

Tayla Hunt has always had the dream of becoming a professional dancer and began taking lessons at the age of 4. For 16 years she has trained extensively in ballet, jazz, contemporary and hip-hop. At the end of 2019 Tayla completed her third and final year in the commercial dance course, at Te Auaha, and has graduated with a Bachelor of Performing Arts. 

Since making the move to Wellington, Tayla has had the pleasure of being a part of many performance opportunities including; performing as a soloist in ‘Women of the Wood’ directed by Leigh Evans, ‘The Art of Colour’ by Malea Johnston, a music video for the American duo ‘Euringer’ and her self choreographed show ‘Menace’. Tayla was given the opportunity to perform as a part of the Wellington Fringe Festival in the show ‘Lift Off’ by Te Auaha. Recently she has been lucky enough to be involved in Fringe Festival 2021, performing in “Equilibrium” by Beth Sammons and “3 Monkeys” by Thomas Laybourn, in which “3 Monkeys” was awarded “Outstanding Ensemble Performance” as well as being nominated for awards in five other categories

As the world slowly resumes back to normal, Tayla hopes to continue her performance career in Wellington and abroad

 

Sophie Martin (Dancer) 

Sophie Martin has been dancing for the last 16 years, starting lessons in Ballet and Jazz when she was 5. In 2018, she graduated from Te Auaha with a Diploma in Performing Arts (Dance). During her study, Sophie had the pleasure to be involved in amazing performance opportunities which included, 'The Art of Colour' by Malia Johnston for the Te Auaha building unveiling and also, 'Women of the Wood' directed by Leigh Evans. 

In 2019, Sophie was part of the Wellington Fringe Festival, dancing in 'Meander On' by Opium Entertainment. Later that year, she ventured to the UK hoping to start her dance career, however the pandemic cut her time short and she was back in Wellington early 2020. Since returning to New Zealand, she has dedicated substantial time to completing her Reformer Pilates course and has found real joy in learning and teaching pilates. Most recently, she was involved in the 2021 Fringe Festival performing in two shows; 'Equilibrium' by Beth Sammons and '3 Monkeys' by Thomas Laybourn. 

Sophie is excited to be part of the Fringe Festival once more. 

 

Tamsin Howe (Dancer)

Wellington born Tamsin Howe has been pursuing her passion for dance since age four. In her late teens Tamsin decided she would love to further her dance training, leading her to recieve a scholarship to the Edge Performers School in Melbourne to train in classes in Commercial Dance. Here she also performed at corporate events for Crown Casino and the Grand Hyatt.

Tamsin returned to Wellington where she completed her full time dance training at Te Auaha (New Zealand Institute of Creativity) in 2018. While training in Wellington Tamsin has been involved in the opening of Te Auaha, performing a World of Wearable Arts piece 'The Art of Colour' as well as being a part of the opening of Lombard Laneway and performing in the commericial dance graduation show. 

Since graduating from Te Auaha, Tamsin has travelled to India on a contract with GlowShow Entertainment, where she worked performing at weddings and other events, as well as dancing in Bollywood films and music videos. 

 

Olivia van Woerkom (Dancer)

Olivia van Woerkom is a 22 year old dancer from Wellington, New Zealand. Olivia started ballet lessons at the age of 4 and has been in love with dancing ever since. 

At age 16 she began studying full time as a classical major at the New Zealand School of Dance before cross crediting into the final year of the Bachelor of Performing Arts at Te Auaha. Alongside her full time dance study Olivia completed her Certificate in Ballet Teaching studies with the Royal Academy of Dance with who'm she is now a registered teacher. 

In 2019 she moved to London to further her dance career before moving to France where she worked as a parade and character performer at Disneyland Paris. Upon returning home Olivia was thrilled to be able to grace the stage again alongside the talented cast of 'Equilibrium' in the 2021 Fringe Festival. 

 

Emily McDermott (Dancer) 

Emily McDermott is a 20 year old Professional Dancer, Freelance Artist and Performer from Wellington, New Zealand. She has been dancing for over a decade and has continued to progress in her technical and performance skills in a variety of genres. Emily gained her Diploma in Creativity (Dance) in 2020 as well as her Bachelor of Creativity (Performing Arts) in 2021. 

Throughout her career, Emily has been fortunate enough to be involved in Fringe Festival 2021 performing in 'Equilibrium' and '3 Monkeys' in which '3 Monkeys' was awarded 'Outstanding Ensemble Performance' as well as being nominated for five other categories. Emily is also a part of Society Entertainment. In 2021, she was a Core Team Dance member of the 'Hell Belles' for the Wellington Saints Basketball Team, she performed at the Wellington Gold Awards as well as dancing at the Breast Cancer Cure Fundraiser. 

Recently, Emily directed and choreographed her first Body of Work entitled 'TOUCH' in the 2021 Commercial Dance Body of Work season at Te Auaha and can also be seen in Jason Parker's new music video 'This Is My Year'. She was most recently involved in 'ROXY: A New Hollywood Cabaret' by WITCH Music Theatre at Te Auaha in December 2021. She was a part of the Ensemble in the Dance Core, as well as being Dance Captain of the production. 

Emily is a highly passionate and focused person, who has essential qualities for the creative path she is destined to follow. She is very grateful and excited to be performing in 'Clone Like' in the 2022 Fringe Festival!

 

Piper Morrison (Dancer) 

Piper Morrison is a 21 year olf Professional Dancer based in Wellington, New Zealand. Piper is a well-rounded, versatile dancer with a strong technical background and trained in Commercial, Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, and Tap. Piper is a determined artist and has a strong passion for choreography and performing. Piper has recently completed 3 years of pre-professional training, gaining her a Bachelor of Creativity (Performing Arts) as of 2021. 

Piper has been grateful to perform in some amazing events and performances, including 'Whole Lotta Led', 'Wellington GOLD Awards', and two Fringe Festival pieces 'Equilibrium' by Beth Sammons and '3 Monkeys' by Thomas Laybourn, taking out the Fringe award for 'Most outstanding Ensemble'. Piper is also a core team member of Society Entertainment providing her opportunities to cheer for Wellington Sports Teams such as 'The Saints', 'The Blaze'. More recently Piper has also directed and choreographed her own body of work titled 'PSYCHE'. 

 

Daniella Mersi (Dancer) 

Daniella has been dancing since the age of 6, completing examinations for AJDA Jazz and RAD Ballet. Over the years, she has achieved the Certificate IV in Dance at Ettingshausens Pro in Sydney and performed for companies such a Celebrity Cruises and World of Wearable Art.

Daniella is also currently a Dance Teacher at LOD Dance Studios. 

 

Caitlin Hailwood-Coffin (Dancer)

Caitlin is a 21 year old performer, currently studying at Te Auaha Institute of Creativity in the Commercial Dance program to gain her Diploma in Dance. Caitlin is previously trained in Ballet, Jazz, and Tap and has touched in many other genres along the way. Caitlin is excited to continue her dance journey and strives to be an asset to the performance industry, bringing passion and dedication into everything she does.

 

Amelia Baine (Dancer)

Amelia is a Wellington based dancer who has recently completed her Degree in Commercial Dance. Amelia has trained in a variety of styles and has a strong technical background. Her main styles include Jazz, Ballet, Heels Technique and Commercial. Amelia has performed at various events around Wellington, including the Wellington Gold Awards. She is also an usher at Te Auaha where she enjoys being inspired by local creative works. 

 

Paige Mowbray (Dancer)

Paige is a versatile and highly trained dance performer. She has gained her Diploma in Commercial Dance at Te Auaha (2021) and is now majoring in Contemporary at the New Zealand School of Dance. 

Paige has extensive experience working with companies and events such as NZAMD, L.A.B, Opium Entertainment, Cupa Dupa, NZ Fringe Festival 2021/2022, Society Events Entertainment and much more. Paige is a well rounded performer and always challenging herself - putting her best efforts forwards

Emily Morgan (Dancer)

Emily has been dancing since she was 4 and hasn't stopped since. Emily completed all levels of NZAMD Jazz and Contemporary, gaining her solo seal in both genres. She was nominated in both Jazz and Contemporary for the National Championships 4 consecutive years in a row. Emily has trained in the RAD ballet syllabus up to Advanced 1 and Grade 8. Emily went on to study full time Commercial Dance at the Te Auaha Institute of Creativity where she graduated in 2020 with a Bachelor of Creativity.

Emily had modelled and performend for World of Wearable Art. Most recently in 2021, Emily directed and choreographed her original Contemporary work 'The Race' which was selected to be showcased in the NZ Fringe Festival. Emily has been involved in local events, including performing for the Wellington Gold awards and cheerleading/performing for the Wellington Saints Basketball games. 

Emily is very thrilled to be a part of 'Clone Like' for the 2022 NZ Fringe Festival. 

 

Sahara Ratcliffe (Dancer) 

Sahara is a 21 year old dancer/performer. She studied Commercial Dance at Te Auaha Institute of Creativity beginning in 2018 and graduated in 2020 receiving both her Diploma in Performing Arts and Degree in Performing Arts majoring in Commercial Dance. 

Sahara has done various shows such as her Year 1 Commercial showcase, Graduation show and directed her own Body of Work in 2020, titled 'BED'. Since graduating she performed in the NZ Fringe Festival as a dancer in a piece called 'The Race' by Emily Morgan in 2021. Sahara was also involved in the Body of Work season for 2021 where she performed as a dancer for Kanan Te Maipi in her piece 'After Dark'. 

Sahara has become a versatile dancer from her studies and strives to continue to be an asset to the Performing Industry. She is ambitious and always looks forward to continue with her dance journey. 

 

Kanan Te Maipi (Dancer)

Kanan Rei Te Maipi is a 21 year old Maori professional dancer and performer from Wellington, New Zealand. She has gained her Diploma in Commercial Dance from Te Auaha Institue of Creativity in 2020 and her Bachelor of Applied Arts (Dance) from Te Auaha Institute of Creativity in 2021. 

Kanan has been dancing for over 18 years and has done many styles of dance which have helped her in her journey so far. She is a strong, versatile and confident dancer and loved to perform. She likes to create confronting, fun and uplifting pieces that tell stories that aren't able to be told through words. 

 

Joshua McGrath (Dancer) 

Joshua has been dancing for 18 years and is now in the process of obtaining a Degree in Commercial Dance at Te Auaha. He has been trained in Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary, and Tap, along with being involved with Musical Theatre.

He has performed in musicals such as Shrek Junior, Mary Poppins, Into the Woods, West Side Story and has been the choreographer and characters in Madagascar Junior and Grease. He has also been lucky enough to perform internationally through dance tours in Los Angeles and New York, involving workshops at world-class dance studios. 

He loves to entertain and make people smile. 

 

Hannah Ashwell (Dancer) 

Hannah has been dancing since the age of 5 in the Wairarapa. She danced right through high school and went on to complete a Performing Arts (Dance) Degree at Te Auaha. Hannah specialises in Commercial Dance and Hip Hop. She has been involved in multiple dance shows for the NZ Fringe Festival in previous years. 

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Anonymous pledger
2022-03-04 21:53:20 +1300

"Saw performance tonight 4 March. Way better than I expected. Programme blurb undersells yourselves. Would have loved to see it again with my wife, but sold out. Hope you get a change to reprise it later in the year."

Anonymous pledger
2022-02-21 21:39:03 +1300

"according to all known laws of aviation, there is no way a bee should be able to fly."

Brent Hunt
2022-02-19 14:01:01 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2022-02-07 16:55:56 +1300
Olivia
2022-02-07 16:49:31 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2022-02-06 23:26:28 +1300

"live laugh love "

Eilish Baine
2022-02-06 15:22:40 +1300
Loven Ramos
2022-02-04 23:04:57 +1300

"Wish I could come and support you in person, but here’s the next best thing xx"

Luke
2022-02-04 16:57:22 +1300
eliza
2022-02-04 16:17:59 +1300

":)"

Kate S
2022-02-04 14:50:10 +1300
Bentley
2022-02-04 14:40:38 +1300
emma taylor
2022-02-04 13:55:17 +1300
marina macfarlane
2022-02-03 09:02:43 +1300
Bailey Te Maipi
2022-01-30 16:19:50 +1300
Genny jarvis
2022-01-29 22:06:42 +1300

"Good luck Piper"

Ashleigh
2022-01-28 20:29:33 +1300
Adam Coffin
2022-01-27 17:52:07 +1300

"Good luck :)"

Katherine Morgan
2022-01-27 17:31:08 +1300

"Happy to support these very talented artists in these extraordinary and challenging times that have hit the entertainment industry so hard."

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