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Bella is an independent contemporary dancer, choreographer and teacher. She has worked as both a dancer and choreographer on every significant project with the collective since its inception in 2016. Bella’s practice is diverse and is centred around her love for collaboration and building community. Her choreographic work has been presented in theatres, art galleries, online (live-stream performances and dance films), outdoor light festivals, music videos, fashion week shows, and motion capture video works. Bella has been an artist in residence at Studio One Toi Tū, Wellesley Studios and Lucy Guerin Inc. (AUS). Her first full-length choreographic work ‘STRUCTURE’ was supported by Creative New Zealand and the Peacocke Dance Trust. She has also performed for artists including Alexa Wilson (with Footnote NZ Dance), Zahra Killeen-Chance, Kit Reilly and Holly Finch. Bella regularly teaches at Unitec Dance, IndepenDANCE and The New Zealand Dance Company. She is a contemporary dance graduate of the New Zealand School of Dance (2013) and Unitec Dance (2016). She is also studying part-time towards her postgraduate Honours degree in Dance Studies at The University of Auckland. In 2022, Bella was awarded the Arts Foundation’s Springboard Award.

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