Helena is a drama student herself and is super excited to continue with her teaching again in 2020, supported with Jane.
She is actively involved in all areas of the arts, including singing, dance and performing and is accomplished at playing a long list of instruments. She is an exquisitely talented musician as well as a gorgeous performer on the stage. Taking part in the high school's musicals along with Queenstown's annual Christmas Show, Helena shines on any stage.
You may remember her from the lead role as the Rolly Polly Bird in Queenstown Drama's performance of The Twits. Or more recently her stunning adaptation of Helena from Midsummer Night's Dream in 2b or nt 2b performed during the KMC's end of year production.
Helena enthusiastically shares her passion for the performing arts with as many people as possible and is excited to learn all she can about teaching and drama as she works with other students to help them hone their skills to perfection.
Zelia has been hooked on the performing arts since she gained the lead role in her primary school production at the age of 10. She has since graced multiple stages across New Zealand and the United States, and is certainly no stranger to the theatre scene in Queenstown.
Zelia performed in several shows with Showbiz Queenstown and Remarkables Theatre when living here for a period of time several years ago. After returning to Queenstown last year she landed a lead role in Showbiz’s Queenstown’s Avenue Q, followed shortly by a feature role in Whirlwind Production’s Radio K.A.O.S.
Zelia is a passionate performer and loves nothing more than to introduce new faces the theatre world. She believes the most rewarding performances are the ones you really have to work at and is super excited to be working with the students of KMC to help them find their inner fire to burn bright stage!
Nicola attended Drama Action Centre in Sydney 1986 and has worked in Community Theatre in both NZ and Australia over the last 32 years.
Involved in short movies, both for Broadcasting school as an actor and for the annual 7min movie weekend, Nicola brings experience on screen and stage to our classes.
As a young adult, Nicola grew up with mother running a deportment and grooming school and is keen to get some modelling classes running with the KMC too.
With her background in performing, fashion and the modelling world, her familiarity with the film and advertising industry, Nicola adds an exciting dimension to the KMC collective of teachers.
I have always been a little bit obsessed with Musical Theatre!
I trained in drama, dance and singing at the Italia Conti Academy of Performing Arts in the UK and then went on to do a Drama degree before training to be a Primary school teacher.
Throughout my teaching career I directed numerous productions including the Lion King, Cats and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.
I am passionate about promoting and encouraging the arts for children as I see time and time again the many benefits that they bring; self confidence, developing creativity, perseverance, mindfulness... the list goes on. There is something very special about watching children share the experience of sheer joy through theatre and I am excited to be involved with the Kate Moetaua Drama Collective.
Queenstown has a multitude of talent, both living here permanently and passing through staying only for a short while. Whatever your talent, we are keen to engage your skills to enhance the experiences we provide our students.
Being a performer, whether on stage, film or the city streets, you will have skills our students would love to learn.
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