Dance Studies students

Discover how Dance Studies is helping our students develop their physical and intellectual prowess and preparing them for careers in dance, the arts and community development.

Natalia enjoys expressing herself through movement and has learned the theory behind it while studying a Bachelor of Dance Studies.

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Ayden Smith says that the Bachelor of Dance Studies degree has set him up for a variety of dance pathways.

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Anton Pulefale

Anton decided to study Dance Studies at the University because many artists he admired had studied it and he was curious to learn what helped them get to where they are.

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Grace Leong

Grace enjoys the friendly community within the Dance Studies Programme, and has formed great connections with people who share the same passion for dance.

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Alfdaniels Mabingo was attracted to the University of Auckland because it’s one of very few institutions in the world to offer a PhD in Dance Studies.

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Read about Lily Carson's first year experience studying a Bachelor of Dance Studies.

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Villa Lemanu says enrolling in the Bachelor of Dance Studies is the best decision he’s ever made.

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The Bachelor of Dance Studies has given Leticia Fortes the chance to get to know dance in her brain as well as her body.

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Doctoral student Kristie Mortimer wants to become a university lecturer so she can continue her research into dance.

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Bachelor of Dance Studies (Honours) graduate Leighton Rangi says the highlight of the programme is being part of a supportive, family-like community.

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Kendall Jones loves the self-directed nature of postgraduate research and has recently begun her PhD in Dance Studies.

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Dance Studies doctoral candidate Tia Reihana was drawn to the programme due to the inspirational staff – each with their own distinct area of expertise.

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