Our Professional Team

Here at Flow Dance Academy we strive to create a positive and safe dance environment

for movers of all ages. We welcome and respect all dance/yoga lovers and include all genders,

race, religion, sexualities, body shapes and experience. Be who you want to be, embrace it and let it flow!

In 2006, Lana Panfilow graduated from the Australian Conservatoire of Ballet after which she joined the Royal New Zealand Ballet Company during their season of Giselle. For 10 years she has danced for professional companies all over Europe, focusing on ballet, contemporary and jazz. She now is thrilled to be sharing her knowledge to the next generation of dancers.
Jess commenced her dance training at the age of 7yrs. She trained in Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, National Character and Hip-Hop Dance styles and always achieved top marks in her exams through NZAMD, BBO AND ATOD. Realising that teaching was her true passion, after her time as a dance student she continued on as a trainee teacher. Now with over 12 years of teaching experience and gaining a Certificate IV Dance Teaching and Management qualification with the ATOD. Jess has gained many valuable skills and tools throughout her teaching so far, and specialises in both shy and confident children ensuring her classes combine the technical aspects of all dance genres as well as having fun whilst learning. She is really looking forward to the year ahead at Flow, nurturing each student on their individual dance journey.
Amy holds a Premiere Master ADTA Acro Certification and a Bachelor of Performing Arts with a specialisation in Music Theatre. She runs her acro studio Acro with Amy in addition to teaching at numerous Christchurch dance schools. Amy has been involved in 50+ productions in the last 15 years, undertaking a range of roles including...
Ella Adams has trained in ballet, jazz & contemporary & has completed advanced exams in RAD, BBO & NZAMD. Ella has won many accolades in dance competitions regionally and nationally & she continued on with further studies at the Contemporary Dance School of Hamburg. Ella is excited to share her knowledge with the Flow students...
Laura graduated from the National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Arts (NASDA) in 2021 with a Bachelor of Performing Arts (Music Theatre). Since then she has been involved in the arts scene throughout Christchurch, teaching and performing in multiple productions. During her studies,her performance highlights included: On The Town as Ivy Smith, The 25th Annual...
Chloe Robertson was born and raised in Ōtepoti Dunedin, where she found her love for hip-hop dance and the performing arts. She competed in NZCAF and Hip Hop Unite competitions, where she earnt multiple placings over her 7 years of competing in both crews and duos. Chloe has also taught dance at numerous studios, training...
Cushla Barriball is a 2023 graduate of the National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Arts (NASDA), where she obtained a Bachelor of Music Theatre. Cushla began singing from an early age and quickly fell in love with dance and all things musical theatre as soon as she was introduced to them in high school. Throughout...