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The Team

Who We Are

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Tash Higginson


Tash has been dancing since she was 7 with a background in jazz then transitioned to hip hop when she was 18 years. She has been teaching hip hop in Christchurch for 23 years and is well known in the hip hop dance scene. This is the second hip hop dance school she has founded and managed. She has done extremely well as a competitor and choreographer in the past and spent some time dancing in London. She is a mum of three kids and focuses on running Legacy and teaching the younger beginner classes. She is fun and passionate about getting to know each family that join the Legacy family.



Steph Philips


Steph has been dancing since she was 4 doing modern jazz, contemporary, and hip hop.

She received a Gladys Tompkins scholarship with British Ballet organisations during her dance exams when she was younger. 

She has 17 years experience teaching dance. She opened her own dance studio in Dunedin and moved up to Christchurch a few years ago!


She is also a mum of two daughters aged 15 and 13 and her niece who’s 12 

If you’ve already met Steph you will know that she is an experienced teacher who brings vibrancy, humour, and a whole lot of fun! She is also passionate about helping each student grow in their technique!



Lauren Bennett



Lauren has been with Legacy since the beginning of 2022. She started learning dance at the age of 5 and comes with a background in a variety of styles including hip hop which became her favourite. 

At Christchurch South Intermediate she was in her school hip hop team which placed 1st in Canterbury schools and she also loved having the opportunity to perform for the Canterbury Rams basketball.

She recieved excellence endorsement in NCEA dance in Year 12 and 13 and is currently studying her second year doing a bachelor of health sciences at the University of Canterbury.

Lauren continues to upskill herself which is a great attribute to her teaching and what she brings to her classes.

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