Kristy Mansfield

Kristy's career in tap dancing began at the age of four with the legendary Mr. Les Griffith in Newcastle NSW. Her first major achievement was at the age of nine after being selected to compete in The Fred Astaire Performing Arts Challenge in Miami, Florida and subsequently gaining the highest points scored amongst her age group. Following Mr. Griffith's passing Kristy completed her tap exams and L.G.T.D.A. teaching diploma with Donna Michalitsis (former co-owner of L.G.T.D.A.) and eisteddfod & concert training with Pullar’s Dancing Academy. Kristy studied Classical Ballet (R.A.D.), Jazz, Character, Modern & Contemporary dance with Marie Walton-Mahon (Founder of the National College of Dance & Director of PBT) and at the age of eight she began singing and speech & drama. Her success is demonstrated through winning an average of thirty tap and song & dance championships and scholarships per year. During this period Kristy was also awarded the rare honour of a perfect score of 100/100 for one eisteddfod performance. Kristy now devotes her efforts to her own school, HVT Studio of Performing Arts, in the Hunter Region of NSW, Australia. For the past 25 years her students have been very successful in eisteddfods, winning many championships and group sections and also in exams gaining excellent results. Her students have performed in many musicals and have also been accepted into The Australian Ballet School ITP, NIDA, The Royal Ballet (UK), The Victorian College of Arts, Brent St & Carnival Cruises. Kristy has been an associate member of the Australian Dance Adjudicators for 26 years and she has adjudicated many Eisteddfods in Australia & New Zealand during that time. Kristy is also an examiner for L.G.T.D.A. tap dancing academy. Kristy is excited to return to Wollongong Eisteddfod as she has fond memories of competing at this wonderful eisteddfod.



Dance Troupes

Speech and Drama

Classical Vocals

Contemporary Vocals (Choirs, Pop and Musical Theatre)


String Instruments and Instrumental Ensembles

Wind Instruments