Katrina Todd ONZM

Katrina is a patron of the arts, dance advocate, and Alexander Technique practitioner. She had an international career as a ballet dancer before returning to New Zealand to pursue somatic teaching and raise a family.

She has established Wellesley Studios to support the continuing development of dance in New Zealand in the belief that New Zealand dancers can benefit from an increased range of professional development opportunities.


Studio Manager
Kerry Bennison

Kerry graduated from Unitec in 2012 with a Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts majoring in Contemporary Dance. Since then she worked as a freelance Producer and Arts Administrator and has recently returned from working in Edinburgh.

IndepenDANCE Programme

Emma Cosgrave

Emma is a contemporary dance freelancer in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Since graduating in 2017, Emma has continued her study at the University of Auckland, Dance Studies programme to complete her Masters in Dance, as well as freelancing – partaking in many performance projects throughout New Zealand and abroad.

Within her new role as Independance Co-ordinator, Emma aims to continue to further help and support artists in the freelance dance industry across New Zealand so please do not hesitate to contact Emma about anything at all.