About Us

About the school

Welcome to Studio 42 Performing Arts and thank you for your interest. We are a performance based company who focus on creativity. We encourage our dancers to be open to all genres of dance to help them become more of a well rounded performer.

We provide a fun, supportive, safe and judgement free environment to enrich all of our student's personal development. Studio 42 is designed for all who wish to create, achieve, inspire and who are passionate about performance and dance.

All dance schools are different, all teachers have a different approach and every student connects differently. I am a strong believer that it is important to find the right dance school for you! A school where you firstly feel comfortable, happy and connected as well as a school where you can continue to develop and challenge yourself! Are we that school for you?

We owe our daughters renewed passion for dance to Colette. Her enthusiasm is infectious and with teaching correct techniques as well as dance routines, our daughters skills have greatly improved.
- Nardia Hillyer

About me

Hello and Welcome to Studio 42 Performing Arts, My name is Colette Inkster Director/Instructor/Choreographer. Studio42 is a fresh new exciting school I have developed after years of personal experience in the performance industry.

I have been dancing and performing for over 20 years. I have studied dance full time in Melbourne with short stints to New York City. I am trained and experienced in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, Singing and Drama.

I have been an Instructor and Choreographer for nearly 10 years and a Dance school/Show Director for nearly 5 years. It is important to constantly learn as a dance teacher/director. The arts industry continues to develop and change so the more I continue to grow the more I can give back to my students. I love to perform but it wouldn’t be the same for me without being able to teach and share my passion and knowledge with all my students.

027 474 9846
PO Box 27270, Shirley, Christchurch, NZ