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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 are 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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DANA BUCHANAN

Currently Teaching:
NZAMD and BAL Tap & Musical Theatre

Dana has been dancing with Drury Lane Dance and Performance for 20 years. During this time, she has studied a range of styles including Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Ballet, Contemporary and Musical Theatre. She has completed her BAL Major Solo in Tap and NZAMD Solos in Tap and Hip Hop.

After finishing her studies in 2018, Dana is also currently working as the Engagement Coordinator at the University’s Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts where she enjoys being exposed to a huge range of concerts, performances and events. 

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 & Hip Hop

Ruby is 18 years old and is going into her second year of studying occupational therapy at Wintec. She absolutely loved her first year and can’t wait to continue on. Ruby has been dancing with Drury Lane Dance and Performance for 15 years and throughout this time, has studied the styles Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Ballet, and Contemporary. She also completed her BAL Tap Solo Diploma in 2018 and NZAMD Hip Hop Solo Diploma in 2020. 

Ruby has been nominated for NZAMD Scholarship Nationals in Hip Hop and Jazz in previous years and in 2018 she placed 5th in the Hip Hop division which was a big achievement for her. Ruby had also been a member of the Intermediate Performance Group for 4 years which 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 which was an experience she will never forget. 

Ruby has found a love for teaching over the past 2 years, and wants to continue sharing her passion for dance with her students for many years to come. 




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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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ABBEY DAY

Currently Teaching:

NZAMD Hip Hop

Abbey is 18 years old and is beginning her first year at Waikato University studying a Bachelor of Arts. Abbey has been dancing with Drury-lane since her first dance class in 2014. Throughout this time Abbey has studied NZAMD jazz, hip hop, tap, contemporary and BAL jazz. She has also completed her Hip hop solo diploma in 2020. 

She has been in the intermediate performance group for the past two years, this group has brought many performing opportunities around Hamilton and Auckland. She was also a member of the Drury-lane hip hop crew for three years, this gave her experience in dance competitions around the north island. Abbey was nominated for the NZAMD scholarship nationals for the past four years in hip hop. 

Abbey is very excited to teach and mentor students and share her love of dance.

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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.

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ANNIE KEANE

Currently Teaching:

NZAMD Contemporary

Annie is 18 years old and has just graduated from high school. She is now studying nursing full time at Wintec, and working at Sisters On London.

Annie has been dancing at Drury Lane Dance and Performance for 15 years. Throughout her time she has studied the styles Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Ballet, Musical theatre and was also apart of the Intermediate performance group for 3 years. Annie has completed her BAL solo diploma in tap in 2018 and her NZAMD solo diplomas in Ballet and Contemporary in 2020. Annie has been nominated for the NZAMD scholarships for Ballet and Contemporary for the past 4 years and Jazz for the last 2.

Annie also completed a winter school at the New Zealand school of dance in 2017 for contemporary where she received a nomination for a scholarship to study there full time. Annie was also apart of the intermediate performance group for 3 years which offered her many opportunities to dance and perform around Waikato, she also had the opportunity to dance for Coca Cola Christmas in the park which was an unforgettable experience.

Annie is very excited to start teaching this year and share her love for dancing with her students.

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