Rebecca Gray dance studio

REBECCA GRAY

RGD Director & Hip Hop Teacher

Rebecca is the owner  and director of Rebecca Gray Dance. Rebecca has 25 years of dance experience in Ballet, Jazz and Hip hop. Rebecca has completed all levels of RAD Ballet and NZAMD Jazz and now examines for

the APDA Urban Ignition Syllabus. Rebecca set up RGD Studios in 2010 with the goal of creating a positive and uplifting environment for students to excel in dance.

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BRODIE RECORD

Hip Hop Dance Teacher

Brodie has been apart of the NZ street dance scene for 9 years. Within this time she has won 4 medals at the World Hip Hop Championships with the Royal Family Dance Crew. During her 6 years at the Palace Dance Studio she was lucky enough to travel to Los Angeles and compete on the televised dance competition World Of Dance with Mini RQ. . In teaching, Brodie aims to create a fun, supportive space for every student to push them to be the best version of themselves in and out of the studio. 

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CAITLIN WALKER

Jazz Dance Teacher

Caitlin has trained in Jazz, Ballet, Musical Theatre, Tap, Irish Dance, Contempary, Hip Hop and Latin Dance. She was successfully accepted to Brent Street Studios in 2015 where she completed her Diploma of Musical Theatre. Caitlin has worked as both a teacher and as a choreographer for the APDA syllabus, with a wealth of experience spanning over 10 years. Caitlin hopes to inspire the same love for dance that she was given from her teachers as a student

MEET THE TEAM

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TIM HOSKINS

Jazz & Contemporary Dance Teacher

Tim has trained in Jazz, Ballet, Musical Theatre, Tap, Commercial and Contemporary. Tim completed a Cert IV in Dance at Brent Street in Sydney. He has sat JazzAddict dance exams to Solo Seal and is now an examiner for the APDA syllabus. Tim loves to see his students flourish and strive to be the best that they can be.

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MADDY BARNETT

Hip Hop Dance & Competitive Teacher

 From 2013-2017 Maddy was a member of Bubblegum, Sorority and Royal Family dance crew. She has attended the World Hip Hop Championships 5 times and have received 3 medals.  Maddy travelled extensively throughout her dance career and has been part of music videos such as Sorry, Children, and What Do you Mean by Justin Bieber, Love (PSY) and Toto (Drax Project). Maddy loves working with competition students and choreographing world class routines. 

ASHLEY MEDCALFE

Hip Hop Dance & Competitive Teacher

Ashley has been a trained dancer since she was 5 with a background in Modern Jazz, Tap and Hiphop. She then pursued Hip hop extensively dancing with triple8funk dance company, freshmans and IDCO. Ashley has a wealth of experience in Hip Hop competitions and leads the Lynx dance crew at RGD Studios 

Hip Hop Dance Teacher

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AMAAYA JOHN

Hip Hop Dance Teacher

Amaaya has 11 years of dance experience in jazz, hip hop and contemporary. She has also recently received her Urban Ignition Teacher Certificate. She strives to help her students improve their dance skills and instil confidence in them so that they can reach their full potential.

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SAMYA POWELL

Jazz & Hip Hop Dance Teacher

Samyah has been making statements in the urban dance scene since she was 8 years old. Samyah is well versed in a variety of urban dance styles and has over a decade of performance experience, appearing in three of the music videos for Justin Bieber’s visual album ‘Purpose’ (created by Parris Goebel), winning countless medals representing New Zealand at the World Hip Hop Dance Championships and performing worldwide, all before the age of eighteen.

Samyah has been making statements in the urban dance scene since she was 8 years old. Samyah is well versed in a variety of urban dance styles and has over a decade of performance experience, appearing in three of the music videos for Justin Bieber’s visual album ‘Purpose’ (created by Parris Goebel), winning countless medals representing New Zealand at the World Hip Hop Dance Championships and performing worldwide, all before the age of eighteen.

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SAMYA POWELL

Jazz & Hip Hop Dance Teacher

Samyah has been making statements in the urban dance scene since she was 8 years old. Samyah is well versed in a variety of urban dance styles and has over a decade of performance experience, appearing in three of the music videos for Justin Bieber’s visual album ‘Purpose’ (created by Parris Goebel), winning countless medals representing New Zealand at the World Hip Hop Dance Championships and performing worldwide, all before the age of eighteen.

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JENNA WHITEMAN

Jazz & Hip Hop Dance Teacher

Jenna has been dancing since she was 4 years old, and in the past 12 years has trained in Jazz and Contemporary, but with a focus towards Hip Hop. She has been following the APDA Urban Ignition syllabus from Level 1, and is now focusing on her competitive dance training. Jenna hopes to provide an environment in which students can learn and grow, but most importantly have fun and find their passion for dance too. 

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SAMYA POWELL

Jazz & Hip Hop Dance Teacher

Samyah has been making statements in the urban dance scene since she was 8 years old. Samyah is well versed in a variety of urban dance styles and has over a decade of performance experience, appearing in three of the music videos for Justin Bieber’s visual album ‘Purpose’ (created by Parris Goebel), winning countless medals representing New Zealand at the World Hip Hop Dance Championships and performing worldwide, all before the age of eighteen.

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TIARE HANSEN

Hip Hop Dance Teacher

Tiare has over 10 years of dance experience and has been trained in both jazz and hip-hop. She has trained with the APDA urban ignition syllabus but for the past few years has been heavily focused on dancing competitively with hip hop at a national level. Tiare has a love for teaching and aims to create an environment for students to not only grow and develop their skills, but also to have fun and strive for their best.

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NIKITA DEUCHAR

Jazz Dance Teacher & Crew Administrator

Nikita has been trained in Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary and Hiphop. She trained in RAD for Ballet and NZAMD for Jazz. Nikita also works as an early childhood teacher and has a Bachelor of Teaching in ECE. Nikita has a great passion for dance and working with children and is so happy that she gets to bring those two passions together at RGD Studio. She also really enjoys being a dance mum with her two children that also attend RGD Studio. 

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HELEN BLACK

Studio Coordinator

Helen has a background in retail and real estate marketing and in more recent years has spent her time raising her family. Having grown up as a dancer and having 3 children who dance at RGD Studio, Helen is passionate about the dance industry and loves being involved in life at the studio. She loves to see our dancers and their families enjoying their time at the studio and finding their place within the RGD community.