Carolyn McKeefry has been developing young dancers at Khandallah Ballet Academy since 1992. Carolyn has been a successful private sector dance teacher in Wellington since 1986 and has two schools - Khandallah Ballet Academy and Carolyn McKeefry Dance Academy.
Carolyn has had a varied professional career in various dance forms.
Carolyn is a member of Royal Academy of Dance - London, International Dance Teachers' Association - London, and an Associate (National) of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance, London.
"I have always held the belief that anyone can study classical dance irrespective of their body type. The many by-products of dance – deportment, posture, presentation, co-ordination, core strength, muscle tone, self discipline and flexibility, to mention a few – can be of benefit to everyone to be carried with them throughout their lives. Late starters are especially encouraged and accommodation is made for them in the timetable. "
Carolyn is also a very experienced teacher of adults with many of them, over the years, opting to successfully take examinations. She continues to dance with and choreograph for a community dance group Crows Feet Dance Collective and has several weekly classes for 'the mature body' in the Wellington area.