Head of Junior SchoolAntoinette McKay

BBO Reg Teacher, Polestar Pilates Teacher

Antoinette trained in Christchurch at Southern Ballet in the Arts Centre. After finishing her schooling Antoinette trained at the New Zealand School of Dance and then the National Theatre School in Melbourne. Antoinette was fortunate to have trained under Ann Jenner (ex-principal of the Royal Ballet) Gary Norman and Joanne Michel (ex-principals of the Australian Ballet) and Gailene Stock (past director of the Royal Ballet School in London) to name a few. In 1990, Antoinette was the winner of the inaugural New Zealand Ballet National Award, a prestigious competition. Antoinette danced in Europe with the Zurich Ballet in Switzerland as a soloist. Antoinette was fortunate to work with some well-known names in dance including recent past director of the Royal New Zealand Ballet Ethan Stiefel. Antoinette has taught at Southern Ballet since 2013.