D.R.E.A.M. Team of Tutors & Personnel
William Atkin - Actor
William Atkin joined the D.R.E.A.M. Team in 2011 and undertook a great deal of training to become a Supervisor / Tutor in 2016.
Having appeared in many Taradale High School productions including the lead in Sweeny Todd and Napier Operatic Shows, William is a great role model for the young children and youth of the D.R.E.A.M. Programmes.
Fergus has lived an extensive 35 year career in the performing arts. Through the world of Fringe Theatre his iconic, comic - mime character 'Mr Fungus' is based in Wellington but is world reknown. Fergus has featured in television, film International Arts and Comedy Festivals with his stand-up comedy acts.
A popular MC, dubbed as 'Wellington's loudest mime', Fergus has brought magic to the tutoring team and children of D.R.E.A.M. since its launch in Sydney, 2010.
Fergus Aitken - Comedian
Producer Megan Hanley created D.R.E.A.M. based on a life growing up in dance and the creative arts in NZ. A third generation dancer based in Sydney, Megan has worked in London, USA, Japan and Australia producing dance, music, cabaret, and comedy for stage, International Arts Festivals, Corporate and Fashion Industries.
Teaching children for over 35 years, Megan loves sharing creative dynamics.
Megan Hanley - Director
Niall has a Bachelor of Social Science from the Australian College of Applied Psychology, including an advanced diploma of Social Science Counselling and communications. Working as a Life Coach and Teacher, Niall is an Irishman with a heart of gold. An Australian citizen, Niall joined the D.R.E.A.M. team January 2016.
Niall's extensive experience working with children on over 40 - holiday camps, as group faciliator and mentor is a great asset for the D.R.E.A.M. children who are being transported by the creative arts.
Niall Quinlan - Counsellor
Tutor / Child Support
From an acrobatic background Pam has a Natural eye for movement with costume.
Pam's knowledge of fabrics and design for stage and theatre has assisted many artists to look the part on stage.
Pam has worked with the Napier frivolity Minstrels and Napier Operatic Society, creating wardrobes and dressing performers for over
45 years. Pam has sewn D.R.E.A.M. costumes since 2009.
Pam Christensen - Wardrobe
Te Awa Productions Director Karen Taiapa first picked up a camera as a 15 year old. Following her interests in photography and writing to another level. Studying Acting Workshop and Audition Skills in Commercial Audition Technique, Karen taught at Redeemed Media Publishing Co. Ltd with Ray Millard (Spot On) instructing groups of 12 youth, two of whom won the 'Best Short Film' category when they studied at EIT. Karen has been working alongside D.R.E.A.M. since 2012.
Karen Taiapa - Film
Scotty is the icing on the D.R.E.A.M. cake!
His extensive knowledge as a school teacher / music teacher who has led a career in Performing music is pure inspiration.
His talents on top of this as sound technician and mixer is phenomenal. Scotty is a major asset to D.R.E.A.M. and the children he inspires while recording soundtracks, sound effects and being our techie at the shows.