Kate Laurence is the Director and Founder of Head Held High, School of Confidence. Kate has been teaching confident communication for 14 years. She is a qualified secondary school teacher with a passion for helping others realise their potential. Kate’s knowledge, authentic nature and genuine empathy sow the seeds for incredible growth in the people she works with.
Erica Kröger is our HHH Head Teacher, actress, voice-over artist, and presenter. She has her Masters in Drama (with Honours). For the past 7 years, Erica has worked with adults building confidence and resilience. Her mastery skill set combined with her experience and teaching methodology based on positivity and authenticity, gets real and lasting results with her clients.
Brett has worked as an actor, writer and director in the film and TV industry for over 20 years.
He is excited to share what he has learned with the next generation of actors, performers and entertainers.
He believes in the power of play and brings joy to each of his lessons.
Having fun is a great way to teach...
and more importantly, learn!
Erica is a teaching dynamo, and as well as being one of the best in the business herself, is also a fantastic mentor to our teaching team.
Erica can also be reached using the form below, and is your best contact to use for the following topics:
Janita is our wonderful Office Administrator, and it’s no exaggeration to describe her as the glue that holds Head Held High together, the grease that keeps our cogs spinning, AND the caffeine in our coffee!
If there’s anything she doesn’t know about Head Held High enrolments, administration, and invoicing, it’s not worth knowing, so fire your questions (and praise) at her, using the form below.
Please contact Janita for any of the following types of themes:
Bachelor of Arts majoring in both Theatre and English Literature.
Lydia moved up from Wellington three years ago where she worked extensively in theatre.
She is passionate about helping young people find their own voice.
Lydia loves acting, and how you can use it to discover differences in yourself and learn to use those differences as strengths. She is a face painter, balloon twister and fairy who also helps run a motel.
Lydia is happiest when…
she is in a body of water, or dancing.
Gold Medal LAMDA qualification, BA Hons in English Literature and Theatre, Diploma from The Actors Program, Auckland.
Fiona has been working as a speech and drama teacher, actor and theatre director for the last 10 years.
Fiona's classes are (most importantly) lots of FUN and students are encouraged to play and stretch their imaginations, as well as being challenged and encouraged to make new discoveries each week.
Fun fact about Fiona:
She moved from London to Tarras and spent 6 months as a sheep farmer!
ATCL in Musical Theatre, ATCL in Performance, NZ Speech Board Diploma
Acting Diploma through "The Actors Program".
Ben has had acting and theatrical success on both stage and screen and has a wealth of knowledge he's eager pass on to NZ youth!
Ben’s classes have a focus on inner confidence to help students lift themselves up and achieve whatever they put their minds to.
Fun fact about Ben:
His Favourite movie is "Grease", and when he was 4 years old he would watch it at least 3 times a day!
B.Education in Primary Teaching
Kylie is a dedicated and enthusiastic educator who is driven by creating meaningful learning experiences in the Performing Arts for tamariki.
Kylie has specialised skills in integrating drama with other curriculum areas within a primary school context. Implementing student led productions with a cast of over 100 students has been a highlight of her career. Kylie is passionate about fostering children’s development and confidence through the arts.
When she’s not in the classroom… Kylie enjoys the great outdoors, particularly sailing with her family exploring the treasures of Aotearoa.
Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts, majoring in Acting.
With extensive experience in children’s entertainment, Nicole has her own company Imaginaire Entertainment.
Nicole has a natural affinity with young people and has a caring, imaginative and enthusiastic teaching style.
She is passionate about working with children and inspiring them to grow into their own potential through drama and the performing arts.
Nicole loves… animals, especially her two cats Bella and Boston.