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Angela & Kingsley Gainsford
Together they are Directors of North Shore Dance Centre and Gotta Dance Studio.
Angela & Kingsley are former New Zealand Dancesport Champions in Ballroom, Latin American, New Vogue and Classical Sequence Dancing. Trained in NZ and England, Angela & Kingsley have danced and competed throughout Europe representing NZ at 7 World Championships - Denmark x2, Sweden, Italy, Canada, Belgium and Germany. Their World Ranking placed them in the top 17 over ten dances. For 3 years they were Guest Entertainers/Dance Teachers for P&O Princess Cruises America, they also taught and performed in Canada and America during this time.
Angela Gainsford - Jazz, Lyrical, Dancesport
Kingsley Gainsford - Dancesport
- Registered Professional Teacher of The American Jazz Dance Affiliation (AJDA)
- Registered Professional Teacher of the British Theatre Dance Association (BTDA)
- Professional Fellow & Examiner for the Society of Australasian Teachers of Dance
- Professional Licentiate Member of The New Zealand Federation of Dance Teachers
- Registered Adjudicator with the New Zealand Ballroom Dance Council (NZBDC)
- Professional Fellow & Examiner for the Society of Australasian Teachers of Dance Incorporated
- Professional Licentiate Member of The New Zealand Federation of Dance Teachers Incorporated
- Member, New Zealand Society of Scrutineers (NZSS)
- International Adjudicator World Dance Council (WDC)
- International Adjudicator Australia, Japan, Canada, USA, Malaysia
- Registered Adjudicator and Delegate to the New Zealand Ballroom Dance Council (NZBDC)
- Former Organiser of the New Zealand National Ballroom Championships
- Organiser of the New Zealand Pro/Am Ballroom, Latin & New Vogue Championships
- New Zealand Ambassador for 'Freedom to Dance'
- President, Chairman and Trustee of the New Zealand Ballroom Dance Council (NZBDC), a Charitable Trust and the governing body for Ballroom Dancing in New Zealand
Darrell Crozier - Dancesport
Darrell has danced for many years in New Zealand and Australia and has achieved success in many New Zealand and International Championships. During Darrell’s competitive dancing career, he gained a number of NZ titles in Ballroom, Latin American and New Vogue.
If “patience is a virtue” then Darrell is extremely virtuous! Having successfully taught individuals and couples over the last few years, Darrell thrives on teaching all levels of dancers from the raw beginner to the competitive champion.
- Professional Member - Society of Australasian Teachers of Dance (SATD)
- Professional Licentiate Member - New Zealand Federation of Dance Teachers (NZFDT)
- Member New Zealand Society of Scrutineers (NZSS)
- National Finance Officer for NZFDT
- Registrar & Financial Adviser to the New Zealand Ballroom Dance Council (NZBDC)
Nerida Cortese - Zumba, Dancesport
originally from Australia, Nerida is a vibrant, energetic, and bubbly personality who has been dancing for most of her life. Nerida has represented New Zealand and Australia internationally in Dancesport Competitions in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Australia, United Kingdom, Germany and Latvia for the World Latin and Ten Dance events.
She has been training, performing and choreographing for the last 20 years, first appearing on New Zealand Television in 1999 on Battle of the Ballroom – a New Zealand national ballroom dancing competition series held in Wellington.
In 2005, Nerida danced her way into the hearts of New Zealand with TVNZ’s Dancing With The Stars. Working to strictly tight deadlines on the show, Nerida was involved in choreographing and teaching visually exciting routines suitable for inexperienced dance partner, Shane Cortese, to compete against other contestants. Shane and Nerida were voted runners up.
Artur Chizhan - Dancesport
- Professional Registered ZUMBA Teacher and Trainer
- Dancing With the Stars – Runner Up
- Dancing With the Stars - 2018 Producer for Mediaworks & TV3
- TVNZ Battle of the Ballroom
- Chacha in the Park for National Heart Foundation
- Choreographer – Qantas Media Awards
- TV3, So You Think You Can Dance
- Rocky Horror Show
- Professional Associate Society Australasian Teachers of Dance (SATD NZ Inc.)
- Studied Law at Kaliningrad University, Russia
- Internationally acclaimed Dance Teacher and Choreographer
- Russian Regional Junior and Youth Ten Dance Champion
- Finalist in Major European Championships
- Russian Representative
- Coach of the Junior World Champions
- WDC Registered Adjudicator
- Professional Licentiate Society Australisian Teachers of Dance (SATD
Bogdan Chizhan - Dancesport
- European Dance Competitor & Champion, Juvenile, Junior and Youth
- Russian Dance Teacher and Choreographer
- TV presentations, Kaliningrad, Russia