“It has been hard, but I love it. Ballet has been especially difficult but my tutor has been really supportive. If there’s something I need to work on, he’ll sometimes give me private lessons after class.”
Now in the final year of her three-year degree, Anu says she has particularly enjoyed working collaboratively with actors, set designers, lighting designers and other screen arts students to create new dance works.
She has also enjoyed being taught by visiting tutors from other dance companies.
“Auckland is a great place to study dance because there are so many facilities and connections here,” says Anu.
“One of the highlights for me was doing a show with a friend that combines contemporary dance with Nepalese movement and music. Everyone loved it, so we’re hoping to perform it at the Auckland and Wellington fringe festivals next year.
“In the future, I’d like to go back to Nepal and teach the New Zealand style of dance there.”