Woolf Photography is often called upon to photograph celebrities and important events around Wellington…

… So when the New Zealand School of Dance  approached us to participate in their exclusive fundraising event (they turn 50 next year, you know!), it was no surprise that Simon put his hand up and got his camera out in anticipation!

We promptly met with the School’s marketing team and dreamt-up a fun photo-shoot with a group of dancers, to help promote this event. This was a full collaboration between Woolf, the New Zealand School of Dance and the Canape Company , whose cakes and food will feature at the "High Tea with Darcey Bussell" on the 2nd of April 2016.

The Photo-shoot took place last week at our City Studio. Beautiful cakes and panna-cottas in gilded glassware turned up first, closely followed by four lovely dancers, their choreographer and Marketing guru. The eight of us packed into the Studio, the dancers struck their poses and we styled the shoot with cakes and ballet in mind…

We also wanted to provide the students with the opportunity to pose for portfolio images, which they can use later on in their careers (and to share on social media, of course!). Portfolio images for dancers, actors and models is something we enjoy doing time and again! You can view the ones we took of Daniela , our Opera star…

The results from the photo-shoot were thrilling: We ended up with a selection of strong, evocative images, four of which will feature in posters to promote the high tea

Simon will also be there on the day to take photos of guests with Darcey, so make sure you grab your opportunity!

Here is what you can expect when you attend:

On the 2nd of April this year, the New Zealand School of Dance is hosting a 'High Tea with Darcey Bussell', where guests will not only meet the world famous ballerina (and Ambassador to the School), but they will be treated to a glorious high tea (courtesy of the Canape Company), as well as a whole afternoon of supreme entertainment. 

During the afternoon there will be silent and live auctions of a wide range of glamorous items from tickets to the Royal New Zealand Ballet and WOW, to pointe shoes signed by Hannah O'Neill of the Paris Opera Ballet. A diamond pendant from Partridge Jewellers will be auctioned, along with art objects, experiences, and a personal photo-shoot with Woolf Photography.

In addition to the High Tea there are a limited number of seats available to watch Darcey Bussell coach selected NZSD students. 

There is still time to purchase tickets for this event and you can view the list of the auction items here.