Rose started dancing in her pre-school years, undergoing classical training in RAD, BBO, ISTD, and NZAMD. By age 13 she had been accepted into the full time dance programme at the Christchurch-based National Ballet & Dance School (later known as International Ballet Academy). Here Rose received tuition from NZ dance legends Sir Russell Kerr, Ann Judson, and Sir Jon Trimmer, and performed in classic ballets such as Cinderella and The Nutcracker.
In 2008 Rose moved to Palmerston North to pursue university studies and discovered the wonderful performing arts community the Manawatu had to offer. Rose has enjoyed performing locally in shows and competitions, especially dancing the iconic role of a cygnet in Swan Lake. Palmerston North also provided the opportunity to dive head-first into her first teaching position and she has not looked back since.
Rose has passed all vocational ballet levels through to Advanced 2 with distinction and has now gained IDTA teaching qualifications in both ballet and jazz, under the excellent guidance and tutelage of the highly reputable and knowledgeable Michelle Robinson. Additionally, Rose is currently the only Certified Acrobatic Arts teacher providing Acro in our region. She has spent the last few years teaching for several dance schools throughout the Manawatu and Horowhenua regions. Rose excels at delivering personalised tuition in a class setting, ensuring all students receive the best possible experience. Rose is thrilled to now have a home studio to call her own and offer her skills and experience to the next generation of dancers.