Denise Henderson opens studio in Roslyn!
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Opening soon – Roslyn Branch of Denise Henderson Studio
Saint Johns
373 Highgate, Kaikorai, Dunedin 9010
Opening from 9th February 2021


Be quick to register for new classes at our brand new studio ‘On Your Side of Town’.  3.30pm Mini Musical Theatre (5-7 year olds) – singing, dancing, acting – taught by Olivia
4.00pm Primary Musical Theatre – taught by Olivia
5.00pm Tap Class; let us know what you’re interested in – taught by Olivia
6.00pm Private Tap for Competitions – taught by Olivia
6:30pm Boys Dance Too under 14 – taught by Nic
7.15pm Boys Dance Too 14+ – taught by Nic

Olivia Larkins
Olivia is currently studying a Bachelor of Performing Arts at Otago University and hopes to complete her Masters in Secondary Education at the completion of her degree. Having gained all of her NZAMD Original Syllabus Tap examinations with a mark of 90% or higher and completing all but 3 of her American Syllabus Tap exams with a mark of 95% or higher, Olivia will sit her final 3 examinations in 2020. She has also gained NZAMD Original Jazz Syllabus with a mark of 95% or higher, in grades pre-primary through to Intermediate. With a wide knowledge of different dance styles having learnt and taught not only Tap and Jazz but also Ballet, Musical Theatre, Contemporary and Aerobics, Olivia hopes to inspire and create with the next generation of performers in Dunedin.
Nic Laughton

Performing Arts Graduate from The New Zealand Academy of Singing & Dramatic Art. (NASDA)

Nic has been performing since the age of six with his first major role being Oliver at age ten. (Taieri Musical) .  He is currently in the graduating class of 2020 at the National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Art (NASDA) in Christchurch.

His NASDA performance credits include Andy in 42ND street, Officer Barrel in Urinetown and It’s Only Life and dance captain for Holiday Inn at The Court Theatre later this year. Other performance credits include: Male dancer in We Will Rock You (Showbiz Christchurch) Jack in Into the Woods (Fortune Theatre), Moonface in his school’s Year 13 production Anything Goes, and as a member of the ensemble in several local Dunedin shows including Grease the Arena Spectacular,  Mary Poppins, The Phantom of the Opera and The Sound Of Music

Nic is excited to be graduating from NASDA and is so keen to get out in the industry and especially excited to be leading the brand new  ‘Boys Dance Too’ Programme with The Denise Henderson Studio of Tap, Jazz and Musical Theatre Ltd.  

This specialised class will involve Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop and Musical Theatre, all geared to boys having fun in the performing arts.  Nic is pumped to share his knowledge and passion for performance with a completely unique boys only class.  Our first class is aimed at boys   8 – 12 years.  However further classes will be added with demand.

Register your interest now for 2021.