2017 ETS Tutors

We are really excited to announce the stunning line-up of tutors for the 2017 Emerging Talent School.  Please click here to apply.

  • Hamish​ ​McGregor​​ - Programme Director
    Not​ ​only​ ​is​ Hamish ​an​ ​extremely​ ​talented​ ​musical​ ​theatre​ ​director​ ​and actor​ ​with​ ​extensive​ experience​ ​in​ ​both​ ​capacities​, he is​ ​also​ ​a​ ​qualified​ ​school teacher.​ ​Hamish​ ​is​ ​extremely​ ​well​ ​connected​ ​and​ ​respected,​ ​not​ ​just​ ​in theatre​ ​but​ ​also​ ​in​ ​the​ ​international​ ​education​ ​sector​ ​having​ ​also​ ​taught​ ​in China​ ​and​ ​South​ ​Korea.
  • Ryan Bennett - Acting Tutor
    Ryan Bennett is a New Zealand born actor who trained at Actors Centre Australia and then completed a Master of Arts at Guildford School of Acting. He’s been in indie features (e.g. Zoe; Misplaced, Drown, Our Little Haven, Blood and Bones), bit parts on television in Australia (e.g. Home and Away) and was in his first web series when he was just 16.
  • Michelle Blundell - Acting Tutor
    Michelle Blundell is a stage, film and television actress from Auckland. Since graduating from Unitec’s School of Performing and Screen Arts, Michelle has worked in numerous New Zealand stage and screen productions. She is well known for playing the role of Louise Nicholas in Consent – The Louise Nicholas Story.
  • Mark Bradley - Music Tutor
    Mark has an Associate Diploma in Piano Performance for the New Zealand Music Education Board, a Bachelor of Arts and Commerce from Auckland University, and currently works as a full time Piano Teacher from his own private studio as well as an itinerant teacher at Saint Kentigern College.
  • Josh Clark - Singing Tutor
    Josh Clark is a singer, pianist and conductor from Auckland, New Zealand. He graduated from Otago University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Music majoring in classical performance for both piano and singing with Professor Terence Dennis and Associate Professor Judy Bellingham, and a Bachelor of Arts majoring in English and Linguistics.
  • Juliet Furness - Acting Tutor
    In 1992 Juliet left NZ on the invitation of Jeremiah Comey-a top LA acting coach (whose clients include actor’s from Avatar, The Twilight Saga, Fight Club,and Titanic) who had met her the previous year when he was in NZ on a Fullbright scholarship to foster local talent. She was offered a position as his assistant tutor at his Film Acting studio in Los Angeles.
  • James Luck - Dance Tutor
    British dancer, director, and choreographer, James Luck has become NZ's leading male commercial dancer, in high demand for local performances, music videos and stage work. Trained in all forms of dance, Jazz, Hip Hop, Ballroom, Latin, Contemporary, Tap, Ballet, Lyrical and Musical Theatre, James is a sought after tutor at top Auckland dance schools.
  • Kate Riegel - Singing Tutor
    Kate has performed in workshops with Sam Haft, Dean Carey, Jamie Irvine, and Jason Robert Brown.  She has primarily been working as a singer-songwriter for the past four years.  Having released three studio EP's, Kate spent last year in London performing, and recently finished a tour of the United States including shows in LA, Chicago, and NYC. 
  • Rebekkah Schoonbeek-Berridge - Dance
    Rebekkah Schoonbeek-Berridge is a professional Dancer, Choreographer, Singer and Actress. Trained in Auckland and later in New York at "Broadway Dance Centre" Rebekkah has had the pleasure of working with some very talented people and brings her knowledge to those she teaches here in New Zealand.
  • Jason Te Mete - Masterclass Tutor
    Originally from Tauranga, Jason comes from a musical family where he was encouraged to learn classical piano from an early age. He enhanced his musicianship by studying at Victoria University before moving to Auckland in 2002 where he now works as a freelance actor, singer, dancer, director, vocal coach, musical director and pianist.