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.
Brad has been acquiring the skills of musical theatre for over 17 years, starting when he was 13 at high school. Coming from the UK, he trained at Andrew Lloyd Webbers university, arts educational, London. Prior to this he had his own contemporary dance company who performed in China at the world exposition 2019. In the same year, he danced with the royal national ballet in front of 5000 people at the royal Albert hall in a rendition of swan lake. Post university, he performed with Brian may on TV at the Olivier awards. Since then he has been in a film in China and also sang regularly at bars and clubs.
I have been doing drama since I was about 5, and am currently the oldest student in KMC, as well as being the youngest teacher.
I am 16 years old, in year 13 at Wakatipu High School.
Don’t trust me yet? I can find multiple adults who are confident in saying "I'm a good role model, leader and example to kids." Well I am autistic, and with autism you get special interests. One of my special interests is drama, so you’d I expect I'd be pretty good at drama and surely I can show others how to be pretty good as well.
Tasman has been involved in drama classes for as long as she can remember.
She taught for Drama Queenstown for 2 years before it closed and on was on board with the KMC from day one. Teaching her own classes and having fun with her students. At the end of 2019 she stage-managed our End of Year Production while simultaneously directing her 4 classes.
Now, in 2022 she is living in Wellington and studying Theatre at Victoria University. From there she is still working for the KMC, doing our admin and helping to keep our school running smoothly. She has stage and production managed all of our End of Year Productions.
She has worked on many WHS musicals, stage managed for Showbiz Queenstown and directed in the past.
She is very passionate about theatre and providing the best opportunities for our students and families.
Jane has lived in Queenstown for most of her life, watching all 3 of her children become involved in drama classes from a young age. And saw the effect it had on them. How drama helped to bring them out of their shells and find out who they are. To this day, two of her children have remained involved and addicted to drama.
In 2018, when Jane found out that the local drama school was closing, she knew she had to do something. Jane wanted all the other children in her community to have the same chances that her children had growing up.
Using her knowledge and past experience running Wakatipu Swim School and working as a swim teacher for over 20 years, Jane opened the Kate Moetaua Collective. Over the past years she has combined her teaching and business skills with her developing drama skills.
She assists in some classes with our student teachers to help them develop their own skills as a teacher and recently showed off what she has learnt from them when playing The Mean Witch from the Storytelling Class's rendition of The Witches.