Founding Patrons – Sir Jon Trimmer and Lady Jacqui Trimmer “Dance like no one is watching” I love this phrase as it embodies loosing yourself in the dance, the music and experiencing such a feeling of wellbeing and enjoyment.

The Dancepointe Academy strives to encourage, develop and enhance the talents of its students with a policy of inclusive family values.

Sharon Vanesse the Artistic Director and Principal of Dancepointe offers a studio of Classical Ballet with a quality training program for beginners through to vocational dancers. The Academy encompasses the Royal Academy of Dance [RAD] and British Ballet (BBO) syllabus study and (BBO) Tap Syllabus, Classical Repertoire, Pointe Technique, Coaching and Competition Solo’s plus one of the only schools in New Zealand that has a registered teacher of Progressing Ballet Technique. Being a small private school we can implement new advances in technique and include programs that will help children achieve their goals. In 2015 Dancepointe Academy became the first school in New Zealand to include the now International program of Progressing Ballet Technique.

Ms Vanesse is a recipient of the highest Royal Academy of Dance Vocational Award – Solo Seal and a former principal of the Royal New Zealand Ballet and danced with Staatstheatre in Munich.