MISSION: INSPIRING GIRLS' CONFIDENCE THROUGH DANCE TOURS
We envision a day when we’ve uplifted over 10,000 girls’ confidence and we’ve given away $1,000,000 towards educational programs that builds self-esteem in girls.
We inspire girls to create friendships that will last a lifetime.
We cultivate life skills that encourage girls self-empowerment.
from an early age
We provide girls with inspiring opportunities
that shape them into the kinds of women our world needs.
in themselves from an early age.
We provide experiences that open girls minds to a world of opportunities.
“I created She Shines On to inspire girls to believe that they can follow their dreams.
As a young girl, I was passionate about dance, theatre and television, but when it came time to choose a career, I heard that tired refrain - you can’t make a living in the arts - so I became a lawyer instead.
After graduating, I lasted only 7 weeks (yes, weeks!) working in a law firm before realizing I wasn’t being true to myself.
I vowed to change this. I travelled to all 7 continents and took part in numerous personal development trainings, which lit the spark in me to create the life of my dreams, boldly and without hesitation. I began taking TV hosting courses all over the world (Los Angeles, Sydney, London), and at this very moment, I’m in LA pursuing a career in TV.
Through these experiences, I began to see that if you believe in yourself then you really can turn your dreams into reality. That’s what I want every girl to believe who comes on tour with us. There’s no greater joy than following your dreams and being true to who you really are.
Meet She Shines On. Travel, personal development, and dance all rolled into one. It’s my passion, and I want to share it with you. So you can pursue your passions, whatever they might be. ”
KIM DAVEY / FOUNDER & CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Kim was born and raised in New Zealand where she was actively involved in dance, theatre and the performing arts. Kim went to Victoria University of Wellington where she completed an LLB/BA – Politics and Theatre. After 7 weeks at a law firm Kim decided she was not being true to who she really was and quit to go traveling.
In 2013 Kim launched NZ Dance Network offering regional dance workshops, dance classes and overseas dance tours to help NZ dancers follow their dreams. Kim then launched World Class Dance Tours with the desire to take the concept global. Based on the incredible success of WCDT and the desire to make a greater impact in the lives of young people, Kim launched She Shines On to inspire, empower and build confidence in dancers worldwide.
Kim has won numerous entrepreneurial awards such as Rock Your Business NZ and the Global Entrepreneur X-Factor Competition.
Over the last 10 years Kim has transformed her life into one of passion and purpose, combining her love of the arts, travel (all 7 continents) and personal development into a business committed to empowering dancers to live out their full potential.
Kim resides between New Zealand & the USA and is married to her wonderful American husband Jason.
KIMBERLY (BELLA) AUKETT / HEAD OF SALES & MARKETING
Hailing from sunny Hawke’s Bay, Bella has fond memories of her earlier days spent being active in gymnastics, dance and piano lessons.
After years spent honing her skills in Sales, Project Coordination and Recruitment in both public and private sectors in New Zealand and the U.K, in 2014 she decided to lose the suits and heels (well, most of them) and travelled to South Africa to fulfil a lifelong dream of volunteering with big cats.
Whilst in South Africa, she teamed up with the fabulous Kim Davey on an SSO promotion and has never looked back.
Already an avid traveller, Bella now has the ability to follow the summer around between New Zealand, South Africa and the U.K doing what she loves – offering the experience of a lifetime to dancers all over the world!
KATHLEEN BAKER / SENIOR MARKETING SPECIALIST
Kathleen (also known as Kat) was born and raised in a small beach town in Florida. After completing her Masters in Advertising at the University of Florida, Kat began her marketing career in New York City.
After 5 years of living in the big city, Kat decided to book a one-way ticket to New Zealand for a well-deserved break! However, she never made it out because she met her Kiwi husband!
In her spare time, Kat enjoys spending time with her family, travelling, and of course dancing! Kat grew up dancing it all- ballet, jazz, lyrical, and even Hawaiian dance. She still finds time to keep dance in her life by teaching hip-hop to children.
Kat is so excited to become a part of the SHE SHINES ON team. Being able to combine her personal passion of dance with her professional passion of marketing is a dream!
BROOKE ROYDHOUSE / TEAMS' COORDINATOR
Brooke has been a professional dancer for over 10 years working all over the world in the United States, Europe, South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
Brooke’s career begun with Maureen Ax in Palmerston North, from 18 she then crafted her dance career in Melbourne at Patrick Studios Australia.
Since then Brooke has danced professionally for P&O Cruise Line (Australia), Princess Cruises (USA), Resort World Genting's stage spectacular in Malaysia and in many commercial dance scenes in Australia including a 15,000-seated Countdown Arena Spectacular, the Hairspray movie premiere and as a top 100 contestant in Australia’s first season of 'So You Think You Can Dance’.
Brooke has appeared in film and TV including Home & Away and Neighbours. Theatre credits include ‘Wicked’ ‘Chicago’, ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’, ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ and Australian-based musicals - Jerry Herman’s ‘Milk & Honey’ and in Hugh Jackman’s ‘The Boy from Oz’.
Brooke is also a dance teacher, and through Ignite Dance Hub is a freelance dance tutor/ examiner/ adjudicator and a regular judge for DanceNZmade in New Zealand.
Brooke was a SHE SHINES ON Team Leader for the LA Dance Tour Open Team in 2016, a Tour Manager in Sept 2019 and is thrilled to now be part of the core SHE SHINES ON Team as Teams’ Coordinator. Brooke is very passionate about sharing her love of dance and this life-changing experience with all dancers, chaperones and studio owners coming on tour!
ASHLEY SCHROEDER / TOUR MANAGER
Growing up Ashley had a passion for all things dance. She spent her middle school and high school years dancing in a private competition dance school, Dance Shoppe Plymouth, and a Varsity dance team performing kick line, jazz, and hip-hop.
Ashley also has a passion for martial arts and achieved her Muay Thai ranking belt (Featherweight division); as well as a Brazilian Jui-Jitsu brown belt.
After graduating from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte with a BA in International Marketing and Minor in French, Ashley then moved to Atlanta to pursue life as a professional dancer. In 2013, Ashley wanted to expand her dance career; which brought her to Los Angeles.
Ashley has worked for some of the top people in the entertainment industry including Hillsong USA, T.I, Christopher Titus, HBO/Cinemax Banshee and many other international artists and shows.
Ashley is an avid traveller and is delighted to be part of the SSO Team to give young dancers the opportunity to travel and do what they love.
TIFFANI GRANT / TOUR MANAGER
Tiffani grew up in Antioch, California and entered the world of cheerleading at age 5. Cheerleading became her life until she moved to Los Angeles…
In Los Angeles Tiffani danced among some of the best in the industry and worked with industry greats such as Travis Payne, Rich & Tone Talauega, Tabitha & Napoleon, Richard Jackson, Rosero McCoy, Hi-Hat, and Tony G. Tiffani was also a member of MTV’S America’s Best Dance Crew Season 2’s ‘Fanny Pak’.
Tiffani has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in dance from California State University, Northridge and has a passion for injury prevention/rehabilitation for dancers, athletes, and performers.
Tiffani is delighted to be part of She Shines On as a Tour Manager for it has given her the opportunity to share her passion with performers from all over the world.
Tiffani highly encourages everyone to travel as much as possible for you never know what the world has to offer until you see it!
JOSEPHINE JACKSON / TOUR MANAGER
Josephine grew up in Hollywood, California and thus, has always had a passion for the arts. She began dancing, acting, and modelling at the age of 8.
Josephine attended Azusa Pacific University where she studied Theatre and Creative Writing and was head of the Azusa Pacific University dance team.
Josephine has travelled the globe and studied in London and Manchester in the United Kingdom and taught dance in South Korea, China, and Thailand.
Josephine is excited to work with SSO because of the inspiration, creativity, and sheer excitement the program births! “Dancers come to Los Angeles on tour with SSO and their lives change—in the BEST possible way! I LOVE that and can’t wait to meet you!”
WORK FOR US
WHY WORK WITH US?
How would you like to help us inspire girls confidence and give away $1,000,000 towards educational
programs that builds self-esteem in girls? If that’s the kind of thing that ignites a sparks inside your heart, we’d love to hear from you.
WHAT DO WE LOOK FOR IN OUR TEAM MEMBERS?
When it comes to choosing our Team, we look for people with a genuine passion for dance - and a desire to share that passion with others.
The ideal She Shines On Team Member is:
- Professional, perpetually positive and upbeat
- Passionate about our mission and vision
- On a path of self-development to be the best you
- Has a worldly view and is open minded
- Hard worker that approaches challenges with a “yes we can” attitude
- Organised and on-time, with the ability to remain flexible where needed
- A team player who is willing to go above and beyond