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ICDFANZ Leadership

Belinda Andrews

Belinda Andrews

ICDFANZ National Coordinator

Belinda trained as a Radiographer in Christchurch before pioneering Oxford Music and Movement in 2006. In 2012 Belinda established Agape Dance Academy for her graduating preschool students. As principal of a Christian dance school she taught Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary & Tap dance. She is an associate Member of BBO (British Ballet Organization) and has an Associate Teachers Registration with Generation Edinburgh (Tap & Jazz). She has mentored students through dance exams, auditioned them as child extras for the Royal NZ Ballet and has created, choreographed and directed dance recitals. In 2016 Belinda re-launched ICDFANZ and became its National Coordinator. Since 2005 she has been a worship dancer in her local church. Belinda is married to Brent Andrews and has 2 adult children and 1 teen.

Dr. Debbie Bright

Dr. Debbie Bright

ICDFANZ Waikato Region Rep, ICDF Diploma Director, ICDF AWARE Network Coordinator, CaraMayan National Trainer

Dance teacher, performer, choreographer, writer and perpetual dance class attendee, Debbie often dances, teaches and prays with Christian dancers nationally and internationally. National Coordinator of ICDFANZ (1996-2000), ICDF Steering Committee (2000-2006), Coordinator of ICDF AWARe (Academics, Writers and Researchers) Network, Coordinator of academic/seminar days at ICDF conferences in Ghana (2016) and India (2018), Sweden (2022) and director, course writer and tutor for ICDF Diploma in Dance Ministry. Living in Hamilton, wife of Rev. Stephen Bright, mother of 3 and grandmother of 6 (so far!).

Robyn Holland

Robyn Holland

ICDFANZ Treasurer & Canterbury Region Rep

Robyn found that being released to worship the Lord in dance brought healing and freedom in her life. Robyn connected with the former CDFNZ in Christchurch in 1998. Her passion is for spontaneous worship dance and as prompted by the Holy Spirit, she dances in her local church. She attends a Worship Improvisation dance class and coordinates the dance/flags area when her church holds creative worship evenings. Robyn also enjoys creating visual installations and floral designs as an act of creative worship. At the relaunch of ICDFANZ in 2016, Robyn offered her support to our National Coordinator, Belinda Andrews. Since 2019 Robyn has been holding the office of ICDFANZ National Treasurer. Robyn was part of a team representing New Zealand at the most recent ICDF global conference in Sweden in 2022. She currently lives in Christchurch with her husband Robert.

Rev. Stephen Bright

Rev. Stephen Bright

ICDFANZ Spiritual Advisor & Anglican Church Minister

Rev. Stephen Bright is a self-supporting Anglican priest based in Hamilton who also works as an E-learning designer at the University of Waikato. Stephen has had a long association with Christian dance, including attending numerous national ICDFANZ conferences within New Zealand and an international conference ICDF in India (2019). His 'alter ego' is Bubbles the Clown who blows giant bubbles at a range of church and community events in the Waikato area. He is married to Debbie, with 3 daughters and 6 grandchildren.

Nicola Simpson

Nicola Simpson

ICDFANZ Secretary & Otago-Southland Region Rep

Nicola Simpson is a dancer, teacher, choreographer and writer living in Balclutha. She is the founder of Southern Dance Academy, a faith-based dance school with a desire to provide a safe place for students of all ages and abilities to explore and express their creativity. Nicola has a deep love for the Lord and for worship. Her heart is to see people connect with the Lord creatively through worship, via dance or any other art form. She loves working with church communities to communicate the message of Christ through dance; and has choreographed for a variety of Christian events and conferences. She is a registered Living Dance International teacher and holds an associate registration with Generation Edinburgh. She has a Bachelor of Communication in Expressive Arts and Marketing. Nicola is married to Matthew she has one daughter and two adult step children.

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