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  • New Zealand Bachelor of Creativity at Te Auaha Institute of Creativity - 2022 
  • Hip Hop Unite Adults Division (1st place selected worlds) -2022
  • New Zealand Diploma in Commercial Dance at Te Auaha Institute of Creativity - 2021
  • The Palace Dance Studio (Hip hop industry training) - 2019
  • Treason X Capcity (1st place soloist, judges choice award for creativity) -2019 
  • Rongotai College (Arts awards with excellence) 2019-2017
  • NZCAF Hip Hop Varsity Division (1st place) -2017
  • Shakedown Nelson Hip Hop Mega Division (1st place) -2017


Samuel Ropati, a Fierce Competitive Dancer with a diverse artistic background. Competes in high level Hip Hop, dedicated to expanding the history of personal victories and contributing to team advancement through outstanding performance and unparalleled choreography. Eager to choreograph personal routines as well as group presentations. Enthusiastic professional with exceptional skills in choreography and performance.

Samuel has had a long journey within the dance and modelling industry, working in music videos with Drax Project, Esterè€, Advertisements. He has modelled in World of Wearable arts and soon to extend his experience in present time.

Samuel has also choreographed for past productions for his college such as Jesus Christ Superstar, Wizard of Oz and Oliver the musical. Coaching as well as teaching at The Company NZ, Te Auaha and Breakout Dance Academy. He has also gained his diploma in Commercial Dance from Te Auaha Institute of Creativity in 2021 and his Bachelor of Applied Arts (Dance) from Te Auaha Institute of Creativity in 2022.

He pushes past his limits and continues to reach his goals, his passion for teaching is way for those to learn and develop their own skills. He hopes to expose young dancers into a confident, crazy, focused but fun state of mind within the dance industry.

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Office and Studios, 302 Kapiti Road, Paraparaumu
Phone: 04 297 0039; Mobile: 021 050 9749; Email: info@dapa.nz

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