Teachers

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KERRY DAVIS – TCZAMD BAL

Currently Teaching:

NZAMD Snr Jazz - NZAMD Contemporary –NZAMD Ballet -BAL Jazz – Musical Theatre – Jnr and Snr performance.

Kerry is owner and full time teacher with Drury Lane and has been for the past 45 years. She is a freelance Director/ Choreographer. She also designs sets, costumes and lighting.

Her many annual accomplishments include, competition dances, choreography for body builders, fashion shows including ‘Restyled’, pre-match entertainment for international rugby games, choreography for productions.

She is the Director/Choreographer for the very successful Impact Cabaret. Kerry also trains the Drury Lane performance groups, seen performing at events and functions all around the Waikato. Kerry says’ “I love my job. This group of teacher’s is the best. You will get the experience of a lifetime if you come join us and dance”.

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HANNAH DEVLIN

Currently Teaching:

NZAMD Jazz, NZAMD Hip Hop, Jnr Performance 

Hannah has been dancing with Drury Lane Dance and Performance for 19 years and has been teaching for the past 6 years. Over the years she has trained in Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Ballet, Musical Theatre and Contemporary. She has completed her NZAMD Solo in Jazz, Contemporary, Ballet & Hip Hop. As well as her BAL solos in Jazz and Tap.  

At age 22, she has just completed her Bachelor’s degree in Communication studies and graduate certificate in Marketing. 

Hannah has been nominated for NZAMD scholarships in Jazz, Contemporary, Ballet and Hip Hop, and was a member of the Intermediate Performance Group for 6 years giving her the opportunity to travel and perform in Disneyland, Los Angeles. With this group she has also performed around Waikato at many events such as All Black matches, Magic netball, Balloons over Waikato and Relay for Life. She has successfully competed in many dance competitions around the North Island and danced with the Chiefs Cheerleading squad. Hannah is currently a member of the Impact Dancers, which she loves. Hannah has recently choreographed for and performed at major events such as Coca Coca Christmas in the park and Lakeside Rotorua. 

Hannah enjoys teaching all styles and levels. She is loving the opportunity to share her passion for dance with her students.

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MEGAN HYLAND

Currently Teaching:
Body Conditioning for dancers.

Megan has had an association with Drury Lane Dance and Performance over the past 18 years as both a parent of a dancer, and as a qualified Zumba instructor taking the Zumba classes at Drury Lane in 2012-2014. 
Megan is delighted to be able to also share her enjoyment as a qualified Personal Trainer, (after completing her National Level 3 and Level 4 Fitness Certificate in Personal Training in 2012) and combining the two fitness styles with the Body Conditioning classes.

She enjoys the fun and comradery with the students during a class workout, and watching their fitness levels, flexibility and strength improve each week.

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DANA BUCHANAN

Currently Teaching:
NZAMD and BAL Tap

Dana has been dancing with Drury Lane Dance and Performance for almost 17 years. During this time, she has studied a range of styles, including Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, and Musical Theatre. She has completed her BAL Major Solo in Tap and NZAMD Solo in Tap and Hip Hop.

Dana is in her fourth year at Waikato University studying her Honours in Music Composition. She enjoys combining her passion for music and dance in her studies and creating new opportunities for dancers and musicians alike. She hopes to one day earn a career in the creative arts sector.

Dana is really enjoying the opportunity to share her love of dance and music with her students.

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RUBY HAMMOND

Currently Teaching:

NZAMD Jazz

Ruby is 16 years old and is going into her last year at Hamilton Girls High School. She has been dancing with Drury Lane Dance and Performance for 13 years. Throughout this time, Ruby has studied the styles Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Ballet and Contemporary. She also completed her BAL Tap Solo Diploma in 2018. 

 Ruby has been nominated for NZAMD Scholarship Nationals in Hip Hop and Jazz for the past 3 years. In 2018 she placed 5th in the Hip Hop division which was a big achievement for her. Ruby has also been a member of the Intermediate Performance Group and Drury Lane Hip Hop crew for 3 years, which has brought her many opportunities to perform around the Waikato and compete at dance competitions around the North Island. She has also had the opportunity to perform with a group of dancers from Drury Lane at Coca Cola Christmas in the Park for the past two years, which was an amazing experience.  

Ruby has really enjoyed student teaching a variety of styles over the past 4 years, and is now very excited to teach for the first time as she can share her love for dance with her students. 

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ASHLEY BAUERFEIND

Currently Teaching: 
NZAMD Ballet

Ashley joined Drury Lane in 2008. She was a part of the Performance Group and More Impact before moving to Sydney to study Performing Arts.

She graduated from ED5 International with a Diploma in Performing Arts as a Vocal Major. She has trained in RAD and the Vaganova method for ballet as well as in, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Lyrical, Contemporary, Tap, Hip Hop and Commercial Jazz. 

Some of Ashley’s professional work includes; The NSW Premier’s Concerts, Phantom of the Opera and the Style Runner brand launch.

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RUBY SMITH

Currently Teaching:

NZAMD Jazz, NZAMD Contemporary 

Ruby is 18 years old and has been dancing with Drury Lane Dance and Performance for 15 years. Throughout these years she has trained in many styles, including jazz, contemporary, hip hop, ballet, tap and musical theatre. She has completed her NZAMD solo in jazz and hip hop in 2019 and 2017 respectively. Ruby has been nominated for NZAMD scholarships in jazz, contemporary and hip hop and was a member of the Intermediate Performance Group for 5 years. Being a part of this group she has performed at many community events including the Hamilton christmas parade, special children's christmas party, christmas at the lake and various rest homes throughout Hamilton, Cambridge and Otorohanga. Ruby was also a part of the televised Coca-Cola Christmas at the Park in Auckland, and Waiata Mai in Rotorua. Ruby loves performing at these events as not only does it help strengthen her dance and performance ability, but it allows her to give back to the community. 
This is Ruby’s first year of teaching, and she is excited to have the opportunity to mentor students and grow their dance passion.
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LAUREN POOLE

Currently Teaching: NZAMD Jazz
Lauren has been dancing with Drury Lane Dance and Performance for 9 years. The dance styles she studies is NZAMD Jazz, Tap, Ballet and Contemporary and BAL Jazz. This year she will be working on her NZAMD Jazz Solo Diploma. 
Also this year will be her first year studying towards a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education.
Lauren was nominated to compete in the NZAMD scholarship for Contemporary in 2019, and was a member of the Intermediate Performance Group for 2 years. With this group she has performed at many events over the Waikato and Auckland. She also performed at Coca Cola Christmas at the park in Auckland in 2019. 
Lauren is very excited to share her love of dance with her students.

Jazz
Contemporary
Tap
Ballet
Hip hop
Performance
Musical theatre