Katie Lee


Dance Centre Director


Qualified in Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Hip Hop, Highland and Irish Dancing, Brigid is a former South Pacific Dance Champion and registered Dance Adjudicator.

KATIE LEE (Solo Diploma)

Assistant Director

Jazz, Hip Hop & Tap Tutor


(Solo Diploma)
Tap & Hip Hop Tutor

Jazz Tutor

Payton Woodmass
Brandon Carter-Chan


The Principal of the teaching faculty is Dance Centre Director Brigid Carter-Chan, who heads a team of experienced and skilled teachers. All teachers are qualified to either Solo Seal or advanced level, and includes NZ champions in Jazz, Tap and Hip Hop.  The Centre's tutors are often in demand as adjudicators at dance competitions, presenters at dance seminars and choreographers for shows.


All tutors are constantly reviewing and upgrading their work to keep up with the latest dance styles and techniques, ensuring students are receiving the best dance tuition possible. Dance Centre Director, Brigid Carter-Chan, has often taken leave to further her own skills overseas and has trained at the Broadway Dance Centre, Steps Studios and the Alvin Ailey Amercan Dance Centre in New York.

It provides professional entertainment and choreographic services and include Cabaret and Celtic dance groups, Cheer Teams, Musicians, Singers, DJs, and Comperes.  They have been involved in numerous professional performances; in the public, private and corporate sector, and on television.

Assignments have included promotional work for Air New Zealand, Levis, Heinz Watties, Peugeot, Vodafone, TelstraClear, The Royal Easter Show, The America's Cup, The Variety Club, Farmer's/TV2 Santa Parade, Christmas in the Park, Westfield Shopping Centres, Big Day Out, Miss Auckland & Miss Cosmos Oceania Pageants, television appearances on TVNZ, MTV & WTV, and entertaining at venues such as Sky City, Mt Smart Stadium, Eden Park, Pacific Events Centre, Auckland Town Hall and the Aotea Centre.

Her dance groups have worked alongside celebrities such as Jackie Clarke, Mikey Havoc, Jeremy Wells, Danielle Cormack, Mary Lambie, John Hawkesby, Gary McCormick, Stacey Morrison, Dominic Bowden, Turanga Merito and many others.


Brigid started dance at a young age learning Tap from Raewyn Burgess, Highland & Irish from Peter Ryan and Ballet & Jazz from Bernice McGough.  She has completed examinations to advanced levels in all disciplines including Solo Seal in Jazz.  She was a successful competitive dancer in New Zealand and overseas for 15 years, winning numerous titles and championships including four trophies at the South Pacific Dance Championships in Australia.

Overseas experience also includes dance training at the Broadway Dance Centre, Steps Studios and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Centre in New York.

Brigid is also director of her own entertainment company, Carter-Chan Entertainment Productions.

Jazz, Lyrical & Contemporary Tutor

Hip Hop & Musical Theatre Tutor

Jazz Tutor

Jazz & Ballet Tutor

Jazz & Ballet Tutor

Jazz Tutor

Gymnastics & Jazz Tutor

 Seniors Carter-Chan Dance Performance Centre

Bachelor of Laws

NZAMD Tap & Hip Hop Scholarship Finalist

Jazz, Tap & Hip Hop Competition Performer

Bachelor of Architecture Student

NZ Tap Champion (PACANZ)
Tap Champion at Showcase Finals (Australia)

BPAC Tap Champion (Australia)

Tauranga and Waitakere Tap Award Winner

Winner of Xtreme Talent Quest - Vocal

Member of V-Kingz Hip Hop Crew

Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop & Vocal Competition Performer

Bachelor of Performing Arts Student

NZ Aerobics Champion

Sky City Cheerleader

NZAMD Jazz Scholarship Nominee

Jazz Competition Performer

Bachelor of Performing Arts Student

NZAMD Contemporary Scholarship Nominee

Jazz & Lyrical Competition Performer

NZ Hip Hop Champion

(NZAMD Scholarship Awards)

Member of V-Kingz Hip Hop Crew
Westfield “5 Minutes of Fame" Vocal Finalist

Short Film and Commercials Actor

Hip Hop, Jazz & Musical Theatre Competition Performer

Bachelor of Nursing Student

NZAMD Jazz Scholarship Nominee
Jazz Competition Performer

NZAMD Jazz & Ballet Scholarship Nominee

Tempo Choreographer

Jazz & Lyrical Competition Performer

Bachelor of Education Student
Jazz Competition Performer

Stage Challenge & Bring It On Choreographer
Jazz Competition Performer

Veterinary Science Student
NZAMD Jazz Scholarship Nominee
Jazz Competition Performer

Carter-Chan Dance Centre Celtic Dance Group



15 Trugood Drive

Botany West




PO Box 64493

Botany Town Centre



Office: 09 273 6111

(during teaching hours)


Mobile: 021 974 210

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