About Us

Howick Dance Studio, established in 1992, is proud to offer classes in the Royal Academy of Dance Syllabi, as well as Open Ballet, Open Jazz, Open Contemporary, Pointe and Body Conditioning and Preschool classes.

All our Preschool and Grade classes are accompanied by a live pianist.

Through a caring and positive environment we aim to instil a love of dance, enhance confidence and to give to every girl the grace and poise to carry through life.

For each boy, confidence, discipline and stature.

Our Teachers

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Sharon Barber
Principal

Mrs Barber established the Howick Dance Studio in 1992, after completing several years of intensive training with the Royal Academy of Dance in London, where she achieved the RAD Teaching Diploma. She has also achieved Pilates mat qualifications, and a Diploma in Progressing Ballet Technique.

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Ichiro Harada

Mr Harada is currently a Dance Teacher at St. Kentigern College.  He graduated from Boston Conservatory with a BFA in dance, and has since danced around the world.  As a choreographer his pieces have been performed in many cities in Japan as well as Russia, Australia, Korea and America.

Jenna Wood

Miss Jenna grew up dancing at Howick Dance Studio, progressing through the RAD ballet grades and vocational levels, as well as the AJDA Jazz levels. After 2 years training in Wellington, she graduated from the Te Auaha Institute of Technology in 2019 with a Diploma in Performing Arts specializing in Commercial Dance.

She was selected to perform in the 2015 and 2017 Tempo Dance Festivals.