Cameron Ballet Academy Faculty
 
Chrissy Cameron ARAD, RTS
Chrissy is a registered Teacher with the Royal Academy of Dance (London)
Born and raised in Auckland, Chrissy (nee Dowd) began her RAD Ballet training in Auckland under Jill Arkley, Rosemary Clark and Elaine Holland (RAD Vocational Examiner, UK).   She was accepted into the New Zealand School of Dance and graduated with the Diploma in Dance Performance, encompassing both Classical and Contemporary dance. Chrissy performed in Wellington on many dance projects and she also created a niche market for herself in both modelling and television work.   Chrissy now has the greatest pleasure teaching young, aspiring dancers as Director of Cameron Ballet Academy. She is proud to teach alongside a dynamic team of expert tutors, who all share her love of Dance and Performance.
Jill Arkley ARAD, RTS
Jill is a registered Teacher with the Royal Academy of Dance (London).
Jill began her dance career in Tauranga under the guidance of Nancy Algar-Rowe examiner for the RAD. At the age of 16 she was awarded the John Todd Scholarship which allowed her to study at the New Zealand school of Dance in Wellington for two years. She then returned to Tauranga and then moved to Queensland where she first opened her own dance academy. On returning to New Zealand and moving to Auckland, Jill established the Auckland Academy of Dance where she was the director and a teacher for 28 years. Jill feels very privileged to have a career that she is so passionate about and loves to see the enjoyment and love of dance instilled in her pupils.

Tyler Johnston

Tyler is in her last year of study to become a registered teacher with the Royal Academy of Dance (London). She began her RAD ballet training under Sandra Rainey, then went on to be trained by Heather and Melinda Palmer and Allan Barry. She was accepted into the New Zealand School of Dance as a classical major. After being selected by Ethan Stiefel (RNZB artistic director at the time) she was able to take classes with the Royal New Zealand Ballet Company and join them for their season of Swan Lake in 2013. Tyler went on to explore ballet in Australia and Austria (Vienna) before coming back to New Zealand to begin her RAD teacher training. She feels incredibly greatful for the opportunity to teach at CBA and is loving getting to know such enthusiastic students.