Peaches and Pickles

Peaches and Pickles was set up in 2011 by Charlotte Nightingale and Sophia Pedersen. We are all performers and teachers in the Performing Arts and we want to share our knowledge and passion with your kids!

Charlotte Nightingale
BA Hons. Performing Arts PGCE Drama

I worked as an actor and teacher before moving to New Zealand in 2009, working extensively in Theatre, Television and Film, as well as running my own Children's Theatre Company. I'm particularly passionate about inclusion and feel the Arts can be of enormous benefit to children and young adults with a disability.

Sophia Pedersen
Dip Musical Theatre and Performing Arts, NZAMD Tap Dancing, NZAMD Jazz Dancing

I have had many years performing in and choreographing for various wonderful stage shows. A huge passion of mine is Dance and nothing motivates me more than developing children through Performance and Dance. With four children of my own, the happiest moments are when they are growing through imagination and movement.

Melissa Williams
BA Hons. Drama and Theatre Arts

I have been involved in all kinds of Drama work - from teaching in a high school, to set painting, to being a costume assistant and dresser for a Youth Theatre, before gaining a place in a 2-year Actors course at a Drama School in London. After graduating, I spent time working as an Actor in the UK and was involved in a Theatre in Education tour.

A huge range of fun classes

Our classes run in term time and during term breaks as a school holiday programme.

From pre-school and up, our classes combine the three disciplines of Performance - Dance, Drama and Singing - in a fresh and funky class. We have created fast-paced, fun classes that combine styles and genres, giving an all-round knowledge of Performance.

From Musical Theatre to Hip Hop, Script work and Improvisation, to Stage Combat and Special FX make up, we are sure that your child will have heaps of fun!

Additionally, our performers provide entertainment for children’s parties.

Studio and in-school

We run our classes at our studio based at Jam Jar Studio in Whangaparaoa and in several schools around Auckland.

Our teachers are awesome and always create a warm and caring environment for the kids to grow in.

Speak to us today - we’d love to hear from you!