Plimmerton School of Dance

Plimmerton School of Dance is a dance school helping children develop a love of dance. With a range of dance styles available, children benefit in many ways.

They increase their concentration and confidence while having fun.

Natalie Ainsworth

Principal Teacher / Director

Natalie is the Owner, Director and Principal teacher at Plimmerton School of Dance. She is a mother of three and started dancing at the age of 4. She studied Ballet, Tap and Jazz and competed in competitions from the age of 6. Growing up, she had a huge passion and love for dance. She participated in many workshops and shows and has had small parts with the Royal New Zealand Ballet. She began teaching with her dancing teacher throughout her college years and began adjudicating competitions from the age of 16. At the age of 18, she joined the faculty at Plimmerton School of Dance, then bought the company. She ran the school as well as studying to become a primary school teacher. She has a Bachelor of Education and a Diploma of Teaching.

Natalie teaches: Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Adult Classes, Contemporary and private lessons



Rebecca has been dancing since the age of 3. She has studied Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop and Singing. Rebecca successfully passed the Solo Performance Diploma in Jazz (TDI) and Hip Hop (NZAMD) She has performed in a number of productions, competitions and was nominated to attend the NZAMD Hip Hop National Scholarship. Rebecca participated in the televised event Stage Challenge, directing, producing and choreographing the performance for St Mary’s College. She has completed her degree in Primary and Secondary School teaching, gaining her a Bachelor of Teaching. She also has a Bachelor of Arts, specialising in English and Performing Arts. Rebecca is currently is working in a local primary school as a full time school teacher.

Rebecca teaches: Jazz, Funk, Lyrical, Contemporary, Stretch and Strengthen and private lessons

Other Teachers

  • Zoe JohnsJunior Hip Hop, Funk, Jazz and Contemporary
  • Emily DownHip Hop, Jazz, Tap and private classes
  • Hannah JohnsJunior Jazz
  • Bridget EvansBallet
  • Zoe Kee-SueFunk, Jazz, Ballet, Tap and Adult
  • Jo MillsJazz, Tap, Stretch and Strengthen and private classes

Adminsitrative Staff

  • Joanne Courtney
  • Natalie Gianoutsos
  • Logan Ainsworth