Our Staff

Emma Body

Artistic Director (Margot Fonteyn Academy ITC, RAD RTS, AIDTA, Anatomy DIP, PGDip, BSc)

Ballet - MFAB, RAD, Contemporary


Nick Body

Financial Director

Rachel Fane

Administration Officer

Keyana Beecroft

Keyana joined the Selwyn School of Dance as our Hip Hop teacher in 2020. Having danced for 17 years and with 4 years of teaching and choreography, Keyana brings skilled experience to the Selwyn School of Dance teaching team.  She has performed and successfully prepared crews for competitive work at Hip Hip International, Hip Hop Unite Nationals, Shakedown, Battlegrounds Worlds, NZCAF and Impact competitions.  She currently competes in the Polaroids Crew with Zion Studies.

Keyana has always had a passion for teaching and enjoy seeing students grow and learn through dance.  She strives for excellence and loves to see that being executed through dance.

Keyana brings a positive, attitude to her classes. Always encouraging our students to bring their best to class.


Laura Stewart-Cameron

Laura began dancing at age 4 under Gillian Francis in Nelson. She studied though out her childhood and sat her Royal Academy of Dance examinations through to vocational level. During this time she was privileged to dance with the Royal NZ Ballet as a student, performing in the Giselle and Coppelia seasons. With  passion for teaching, Laura entered university and completed a Bachelor of Teaching and Learning. Combining her passion for teaching and her love, understanding and knowledge of ballet, Laura has become a dedicated ballet teacher. She brings a strong set of technical skills and experience to the Selwyn School of Dance teaching team.

Emily Kwell

Emily began her training in Christchurch in a variety of dance genres including Jazz, Contemporary and Cecchetti Ballet. This foundation saw her perform and compete at local and national competitions with her team.  During her time at Burnside High School, Emily pursued NCEA dance to Level 3.  While there Emily was a Stage Challenge Raw Leader where she began to develop choreography skills, lead and perform in the Burnside High Schools Raw Division for Stage Challenge – the teams placing 1st and 2nd in these years. In her final high school years Emily was invited to perform in the USA on the Disneyland Stage, with the Christchurch  LA Dance Tour. Emily holds Pre-Associate Certificate in Teaching Modern Jazz from the International Dance Teachers Association (IDTA).


In 2019 Emily completed her Bachelor of Dance Studies, majoring in Contemporary Dance through the University of Auckland. She comes to The Selwyn School of Dance with a huge wealth of knowledge, performance and choreographic skills. She has worked with prominent industry choreographers such as Manu Reyanuds (ex Footnote Dance Company).


Jenna Wadsworth

Jenna began her Royal Academy of Dance training at age 5, in Blenheim, NZ. She completed all Graded exams and then Vocational Exams under Jeannie Mark at Dance on Grove. Alongside ballet Jenna also studied Contemporary and Jazz, and was involved in local and national dance competitions. From 2015-2017 Jenna was invited to be part of the AGA National Coaching Program. During this time Jenna spent Summer, Autumn and Winters participating in Intensives throughout Australia and New Zealand. In 2018 Jenna successfully auditioned and began training with the Chilton Ballet Academy in Wellington. Upon completion of both academic and classical ballet studies in 2018, Jenna was accepted into three full-time training academies – Annette Roselli Dance Academy (AUS), Queensland National Ballet (AUS) and the Anneliese Gilberd Academy (NZ). 

During Jenna’s training she performed roles in many production works, Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Romeo and Juliet, Stage Challenge, A Fish Tale, The Jungle Book, Shrek the Musical Junior, and more. 


Jenna joins the team at The Selwyn School of Dance bringing a wealth of professional experience. She currently dances as a Contemporary major with the Hagley Dance Company and is training for her Certificate in Ballet Training Studies with the Royal Academy of Dance.

Brittany Harris

Brittany joined The Selwyn School of Dance from Invercargill in 2019. She began dancing at the age of 3, studying all genres of Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary and Tap. She has attained all Royal Academy of Dance examinations to the vocational Advanced Two level. She has also completed all levels of the AJDA Jazz syllabus to Solo Seal, and NZAMD Contemporary to Solo Seal level. Brittany has 5 years of teaching experience in Ballet, Jazz and Contemporary with a wide range of students from 5 years to 16 years old. Whilst dancing she competed in local and national competitions, including as a finalist at PACANZ. Alongside regular competing and performance Brittany also participated in theatre productions, including Phantom of the Opera.