Korrin Laker: Studio Owner
Hi everyone my name is Korrin Laker. I am currently a full-time teacher at Maraetai Beach School and owner of The Dance Corner.
Since I was three I spent most of my time in a dance studio. Completing all NZAMD dance exams in jazz, ballet, hip-hop, tap and contemporary. During my 30years as a dancer, I have had endless experiences, participating in workshops, choreographing dances and performing in recitals, events and musical shows.
When I was 14 I had the opportunity to teach dance at my childhood dance studio Stewart Dance Studios where I started my career and passion for teaching dance. Since then I have never stopped teaching and was able to teach in dance studios around Auckland. I enjoyed teaching so much that I got a bachelor in education and became a primary school teacher where I enjoy teaching dance in the classroom.
When I was 27 I had my first child Daphne and decided to start a dance school where we lived so that she could enjoy the love of dance. Seven years later and two more children The Dance Corner has turned into a wonderful dance family with 5 amazing teachers. I am so proud of our amazing dance community here in Maraetai!
They call it Dance I call it life!
Sara Brewer: Jazz, Hip Hop and Contemporary
Sara is a teacher at The Dance Corner and a year 13 student at Howick College. She has loved to dance from a very young age and has been devoted to dancing for seven years now. Sara has previously sat exams for grades in NZAMD and is currently doing intermediate in jazz, level four in contemporary and elementary in ballet. After helping warm up students for their classes and play games with them at the end, she has grown to become very passionate about teaching dance and helping students to improve. Sara has experience in helping students prepare for their exams, polishing dances for both productions and competitions and has recently choreographed dances for our annual productions.
Chanelle Bullum: Musical Theatre
Chanelle is currently a performer/teacher here in Auckland. She has over 15+ years of Dance, Vocal and Acting experience and just loves teaching the Arts to young children. During 2014 - 2016 , Chanelle studied a Bachelor of Arts (Music Theatre) at Federation University of Ballarat, in Melbourne. She has also completed her London Trinity of Collage 'Musical Theatre' ATCL Diploma which she received Distinction in. Chantelle was the Music specialist teacher at Buckland's Beach Intermediate during 2017 and has now decided to do a Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching so she can own my own Performing arts academy school in the future years to come.
Her theatre credits include 'High school Musical - New Zealand premier' - Cheerleader/Dancer (Nytc) at Civic Theatre, 'Annie' - lead role Annie (Nytc) at Bruce mason, 'Grease' Jan pink Lady (Nytc) at Aotea centre, 'Urinetown '- Hope Cladwell (Manukau Performing arts), ‘Into the woods’ - Lucinda/Stepsister (Federation University - Ballarat), ‘The Addams Family’ – Suffragette Ancestor (Federation University - Ballarat) and recently she has been casted in Auckland Music Theatre/Amici’s production of 'Mamma mia' which will be performed at the 'Bruce Mason' during March/April 2018.
Kate Doidge: Intro to dance
I am very excited and honoured to start this year and be a part of the teaching team with the Dance Corner. I am 20 years of age and I am currently in my 2nd year at University studying Bachelor of Education Early Childhood. I have been passionate about dance since day dot and have been dancing since the age of 3. I have completed NZAMD Jazz, Contemporary, and completed to Intermediate Ballet. I have competed at many competitions in troupes and also solos with Stewart Dance Studios. I have been privileged to attend several Intensive Dance Workshops overseas at Brent Street Sydney and Dance World Melbourne. I have also attended several workshops at Phoenix. I have choreographed for several dance productions and also have trained dancers for competition work. I am very passionate about dance and love to watch students grow as dancers. I am very strong on technique and polished work and love to push my students to be the best that they can be. I am happy to help my students in every way to help them succeed in their dance career. I cannot wait to share my knowledge and love for dance.
Lily Moore: Hip Hop
Lily has had a passion for dance since the day she was born, now 14 years old she still loves it just as much and still cannot stop moving. ( Often driving her mum just a little bit insane) Lily has been dancing with Korrin for many years now, specialising in Jazz, Contemporary, Lyrical and especially Hip Hop! She is so excited and honoured to be teaching so many fabulous students at The Dance Corner. Aside from constant dancing in and outside of school, Lily is incredibly passionate about acting, musical theatre and singing. Lily loves to teach and can't wait to share her knowledge and love of dance.