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Pacific Dance NZ is proud to announce this year's Pacific Dance Artist in Residence - Julia Mage'au Gray. 

Growing up in an environment which encouraged performance and a sense of pride in one’s heritage, Gray has spent her career spreading this ethos to the members of Sunameke, the performance group she co- founded in Adelaide in 1997. From its origins as a four-piece, Sunameke has since grown and changed in number and lineup and has spawned many productions which have been showcased in both Australia and New Zealand.Alongside her role as Artistic Director of Sunameke,

Gray has enjoyed other career highlights working with various other companies including Tracks Dance Theatre, Drum Drum, ANU Pasifika Australia, NRL Education and Welfare, Moko Ink and New Zealand Pacific Dance. Tours of the Pacific Islands and the United States have exposed Gray to the global market on varying levels and continue to form the way she works today.

Gray's residency will take place at Te Oro Arts Centre in Glen Innes where she will work with a number of participants on a dance-film project. She will also teach Saturday Nesian dance classes designed for women but also open to men. 

Read more about Julia's Residency here - https://www.thebigidea.nz/stories/media-releases/215272-julia-mageau-gray-pacific-dance-artist-in-residence-2017

The public are welcome to attend Saturday classes with Julia Gray at:

Where: Te Oro Arts Centre 
When: Saturday 12th  August 2017 - 7 October
Time: 4pm - 530pm
Presentation showing to occur in early October.

To enroll in the classes click the link below:

For media enquiries please contact Pacific Dance NZ:
Email: auckland@pacificdance.co.nz
Phone: +64 9 376 00 60

The Pacific Dance Artist in Residence is supported by PDNZ, Creative NZ, Te Oro Arts Centre, Tamaki Local Board