Abby Dutton (guest)
Graduate of the Apollo Theatre College 2010,
Diploma of Musical Theatre, Junior & Intermediate Teaching (AJDA)
Since graduating, Abby has worked as a Dance Educator for the Royal New Zealand Ballet Company with Tutus On Tour seasons in 2011 and 2013 as well as Swan Lake in 2013.
She began contracts with Princess Cruises on the Island Princess in 2011 and in 2014 was offered an extended performer contract on the Caribbean and Sapphire Princess’ completing her 20-month stint with the Diamond in October 2015.
2012 saw Abby spend 6 months in Mumbai, India as a dancer in Bollywood featuring in 13 different films. In 2013, Abby danced for South African Dance Company ‘Afro Arimba’ on a world cruise onboard Costa Deliziosa, Costa Cruises.
While in New Zealand, Abby teaches, choreographs and adjudicates also taking guest/master classes and workshops over the country. She has also been involved in casual dance/corporate gigs, Cheerleading for the Chiefs, brand ambassador/promotional model work, Dance NZ Made Workshops, tutoring and managing Arts On Show workshops, pageant work, mentoring on NZ Dance Networks, taking Dance Industry seminars and so on.
Having also found a passion for fitness, in 2010, Abby gained her Zumba Instructor qualification and has a National Certificate in Fitness and is a qualified Fitness Consultant/Instructor.
In early 2016, Abby established Studio Glow, her own company offering private dance lessons, wedding dance choreography, hens nights, fitness classes, personal training, boot camps and spray tanning. She is loving running her own business while being able to combine her passions into one feminine and classy brand she is proud of.