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.
Wil has been involved in drama and acting since he could walk. He loves being on stage and emerging himself in a variety of characters.
He is a student of the KMC himself and is super excited for the opportunity to share what he knows and have some fun with other students. As a drama student he can bring a fun new dynamic to our classes, supported by Jane, and has been brainstorming a variety of improv games to share with his students.
Since the KMC has opened it's doors he has been there helping out back stage and getting involved in as many opportunities as he can. Last year he worked backstage at our End of Year Production and filled in as THE ROBOT for an absent student as well as performing his own part of Hedda in his final performance of the year in 2b or nt 2b.
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 form them when playing The Mean Witch from the Storytelling Class's rendition of The Witches.
Tasman has been involved in drama classes for as long as she can remember.
During high school she was involved on and off stage in as many performances as possible. She loves working in many different areas of theatre not just on stage. In her final year of high school she was one of the student directors of the school's musical; Dusty, The Original Pop Diva while also leading the lighting crew. She also participated in the One Act Play and SGCNZ Sheilah Winn performances.
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 2020 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.
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.
Come share with us.
Send an email or message us through Facebook