Aleisha Johnson

My name is Aleisha and I have been dancing for 27 years and teaching dance for over 15 years. Having completed my teaching exams, I have taught classes, choreographed and staged productions in my home town Nelson. I have settled in Tauranga with my partner and young daughter and have become involved with the Dance Education Centre.

I have always loved dancing and especially classical ballet. I really enjoy inspiring and passing on my love of dance to the next generations of dancers. Over the years I have been lucky enough to guide many dancers through their training and to pass on knowledge from the teachers that have taught me. One of the things I love the most about teaching is watching pupils progress into confident, hard-working dancers who can do anything they put their minds to. When teaching I always make sure that every dancer has the opportunity to grow and learn something new in each class, but most importantly that they have fun. As a dance teacher I aim to foster the love of dance and enjoyment for the arts.