Diploma of Musical Theatre, ARAD, Qualified AJDA Jazz Teacher
REP's Registered Personal Trainer/Group Fitness Instructor
Passionate and immersed in everything dance while growing up in Hamilton, Abby went on to gain a Diploma of Musical Theatre and Dance Teaching qualifications after 2 years full-time training at the Apollo Theatre School in Auckland.
As a dancer, she completed several Cruise Ship contracts with Princess and Costa Cruise Lines as well as living in Mumbai, India where she danced in 13 Bollywood films.
Highlights throughout her career include the role of Dance Educator for the Royal New Zealand Ballet, guest teaching appointments, adjudicating dance competitions nationwide, Choreographing competitor routines and production shows, Super Rugby Cheerleading, Managing and Instructing several performing arts workshops, and mentoring young, upcoming performers on the Dance Industry.
Alongside her dancing qualifications and experience, Abby is also a registered and qualified personal trainer and group fitness instructor and Founder and Director of Studio Glow in Hamilton - Winner of 'Studio of the Year' at the NZ Exercise Industry Awards 2018.
Abby and her team provide private and group dance and fitness sessions, where the focus is on offering a unique boutique experience for women and children. Also head of the Personal Trainers Council of NZ, Abby is a keen presenter in the fitness industry and most of all, loves the fact that she can combine her passions for dance and fitness in her day-to-day work.
Since moving to Tauranga in mid 2020, Abby has adored being able to maintain her business while also getting back to her roots of teaching children within a successful studio and has so enjoyed bringing her passion to students at the Dance Education Centre.