Juanita is a talented all-rounder. She has been a consistently high achiever in curricular and extra-curricular endeavours, involving herself in a diverse range of activities and leadership positions. Juanita received the Colgan Scholarship for Excellence in her Yr 11 and showing particular strengths in the Arts was awarded, in her final year, Kelston Girls' inaugural Dux Artium.
Paul Cook, Director at CGNZ said of Juanita 'We were particularly pleased that a "creative" student put herself forward for a management consulting organisation, as it suggests Juanita realises the contribution business acumen will play in support of her artistic talents to achieve her goals." During her Scholarship Juanita rose to the challenge of working within professional environments. She particularly values the networks that she created and the experience of being involved in CGNZ's merge with Hewlett Packard.
Juanita studied at The University of Auckland. She graduated top of class in 2009 with a Bachelor of Dance Studies and again in 2011 with a Postgraduate Diploma and a Masters in Choreography and Performance. Recent projects include Woven, a commissioned work for The University of Auckland 2010 dance tour to China , The Live Series, and Rehearsal Directing the 2011 winning Whenuapai School J-Rock Stage Challenge group.