Aaron Gilmore. Owner & Director of Phoenix Dance.
Born just out of Christchurch, Aaron is a pretty typical Kiwi fella; except for one thing. Instead of getting into more mainstream sports, 33 years ago he started dancing. First with Irish, but finding it too hard not to move his arms, it was off to Ballroom and Latin American dance lessons at age 9. At first it took a bit of persuasion, but he soon loved it.
A two time ‘Dancing with the Stars’ champion, Aaron returned to the show this year partnered with celebrity chef, Nadia Lim. The pair danced all the way to the Semi -Final, just missing out on the final week. Aaron took out the second season of Dancing With The Stars NZ, alongside former ‘Miss Universe’ Lorraine Downes, and last year partnered with NewsHub’s Samantha Hayes.
Based in Auckland with his two children, Ethan and Grace. Aaron is the Owner and Director of Phoenix Dance Studios and is now growing his new On-Line venture ‘Dance For Life’: Helping Kiwis Dance to a Healthy and Happy Life.
Aaron’s Favourite Coaching Quote:
Kimberley Hill - Teacher, Performer and Magic Mum
Kimberley has worked as a professional dancer for over 15 years, dancing commerically for NZ’s top dance entertainment companies; performing for many large scale events and shows as well as dancing in various film and television productions. She was a long standing member of the Sky City Cheerteam and a NZ Breaker Girl. Now a busy mum, Kimberley gets her dance fix through teaching Dance and Dance Fitness Classes.
Professional Dancer, Certified 'Jungle Body' Instructor, Barre Fitness Instructor, a Diploma in Fitness Training, and a Magic Mother to two lovely little fellas. What a great asset to the Phoenix team.