Colette Arnold – Contemporary and Ballet
Miss Colette began to dance at age 4. She sat BAL and NZAMD syllabi in Jazz and Ballet, receiving a distinction scholarship for advanced jazz. She began Contemporary at 16 years and was a member of Pointy Dog Youth Company. Colette has a Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts, majoring in Contemporary Dance.
After graduating Colette co-founded Backlit Productions, an Auckland-based Contemporary Dance Company. She has choreographed and performed full-length works with the company throughout New Zealand. Colette has also performed as a freelancer for Music videos, Dance Documentaries, Music Awards, and Festivals. Colette has a Graduate Diploma in Education (Dance and Drama). She has extensive experience teaching, having taught dance in several High Schools, Dance Studios, and Preschools. Colette feels so privileged to have taught at Dance Effects for 8 years now.
Two of her three Children now dance at Dance Effects and absolutely love being a part of the Dance Effects family.