Committee

President

George Nicholls
Phone: (04) 9701895
Cellphone: (027) 4403755

Email:   president@nzfatd.co.nz

George began dancing when he was 5 years old.  George had a successful competitive dance career in both NZ and Australia, placing highly as a professional dancer and was the NZ Ten Dance Professional Representative at the Tai Pei Asian Pacific.  George is also a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and previously represented NZ at the Oceania Games in the mid 80s. He has been teaching dancing full-time for the past 25 years.  George teaches many successful competitive couples and has trained many national champions, including the 2008 NZ Professional Latin title holders and finalists in the 2008 Adult A Grade & Open Latin.

George is also a creative choreographer and has choreographed for many different shows and events and for a wide range of people, including Feat with Heat Dance Extravaganza, TV show Dance With The Stars , So You Think you Can Dance, Movie Castle of Lies, NBR Westpac Stadium Event, Peppermint Twist TV show and Jeanette McDonalds Visual Symphony, Cheerleading squads here and in America.  George has also choreographed school productions, Ceroc formation team routines and won the NZ formation team title for latin & american in 2007.

He is the principal of “The Studio” in Wellington.

 

Vice President

Jackie Drakeford

Phone: (04) 4793140

11 Kandy Cres,
Khandallah,
WELLINGTON

General Secretary/Treasurer

Heather Cooper

Phone: (07) 5480548
Cellphone: 027 2422278
Email:secretary@nzfatd.co.nz

C/- 129 Crawford Road,
RD1,
TAURANGA

 

Executive

Laurel Taylor
Jackie Drakeford
Marie Raiend
Peter Holmes
Russell Cooper
Marcus Ashwell
George Nicholls
John Gardener
Vivienne Brooks

Examiners

Peter Holmes …………….. Kerikeri
Maurice Taylor ……………. Auckland
Marie Raiend ……………… Auckland
Marcus Ashwell …………… Auckland
Virginia Davey …………….. Hamilton
Laurel Taylor ……………….. Rotorua
Lynnelle Temm …………….. Rotorua
Jackie Drakeford ………….. Wellington
George Nicholls …………… Wellington
Laurie Farrant ……………… Wellington
Heather Brown …………….. Nelson
John Gardener …………….. Dunedin
Vivienne Brooks …………… Dunedin