Originally from Australia, Tonia trained at The
Australian Ballet School. In 2007 she was awarded a scholarship to train with
the School of American Ballet in New York and Toronto’s NationalBalletSchool.
Royal New Zealand Ballet in 2008 and in her debut in RED she was described by one critic as a
dancer to watch, noting, “her exuberance and dynamic line is noticeable amongst
the ranks.” She performed Tinkerbell in Peter
Pan at the end of 2009 to critical acclaim; “a tempestuous wonder as
Tinkerbell,” said the Dominion Post.
highlights for Tonia include performing the title role in the RNZB’s 2009
production of La Sylphide and
performing as Juliet to a home crowd during the 2010 Australian Tour of Romeo & Juliet. In 2011, Tonia
performed as Columbina in Pinocchio,
The Doll in Petrouchka and Aurora in
The Meridian Season of Sleeping