Our History

MEBA is based in a convenient Newmarket location at the junction of Manukau and Great South Roads and operate three studios there. Parking is available and extra parking also well accessible in local streets within the vicinity.

MEBA has been operating in the Mt Eden area for well over 30 years now and since 1985 by the Palmer family. Over the years MEBA has done exceptionally well in competitions and one of the best places in Auckland for pre-tertiary ballet education. Please visit our Past Pupils page for an extensive list of past MEBA pupils living the dream of a fulltime ballet and dance career in NZ and around the world.

Teaching Staff

Heather Palmer
Melinda Palmer
Christie Palmer
Trilby Palmer
Heidi Martin
Andrea L’Amie
Angela Gendall
David Zeitner
Jo Ryburn
Melody Martin
Blair Wood
Anna MacRae
Emerald Jackson
Meika McHardy
Rebekah Terry
Ariana Hond
Alicia Reid
Jane Turner
Erin Bowerman
Richie Cesan
Frances Ash
Amelia Chandulal-MacKay
Marina Kosenko
Lena Malkova



Non Syllabus Classes

  • Baby Ballerinas
  • Tiny Tutus
  • Junior Primary
  • Broadway Babies Jazz
  • Baby Tap
  • Breaking Down Technique
  • Technique Extension
  • Pointe Development & Open Pointe
  • Virtuosity
  • Repertoire
  • Boys Ballet
  • Open Jazz
  • Jazz Technique
  • Open Ballet
  • Open Contemporary
  • Vaganova ballet
  • Musical Theatre
  • Acro
  • Stretch & Strengthening
  • Adult Ballet
  • Troupes
  • Competition Coaching

RAD Syllabus

All Graded and Vocational Ballet
Solo Seal

NZMAD Syllabus